Barbara Schlachter Run/Walk
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
City Park, Iowa City
This Earth Day, help raise money for victims of climate change!
Take part in the Barbara Schlachter Run/Walk for victims of climate change. The event will be held Saturday, Apirl 22 at 9 am.
The 4.1-mile route starts in Lower City Park and winds along the Iowa River down to Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. The run and the walk follow the same route, but there is an option to stop after 2 miles and ride a shuttle to the end of the route.
Rev. Dr. Barbara Schlachter passed away February 18, 2016, from ovarian cancer. Barbara was one of the first women to be ordained to the Episcopal priesthood in 1977 and helped to found the Episcopal Women’s Caucus, serving as its first president. After she retired from parish ministry, she continued her work as a pastoral counselor and spiritual director. She also went through training as a Healing Touch practitioner and saw her ministry in her later years as one of healer.
Her final passion was the environment and healing the earth, especially climate change action. She was proud of being arrested at the White House for protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, and she co-founded Iowa City Climate Advocates and 100 Grannies for a Livable Future to educate, advocate, and agitate about climate change.
To register, sign up here
Iowa City Climate Advocates