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Bishop Dunne Funne Runne 2016.jpg The Annual Bishop Dunne Funne Runne is a 5K run/walk that benefits the Gladys Barrientos Scholarship Fund to help deserving students to attend Bishop Dunne Catholic School.

Bishop Dunne Funne Runne Set for Saturday, April 23, 2016, Beginning on Rugged Drive

The 11th annual Bishop Dunne Funne Runne and Walk will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Funne Runne/Walk will begin at 8:00 a.m., in front of the school located at 3900 Rugged Drive. Participants may now register online or may email Coach Guerrero at for a registration form. Early registration, which ends April 21, 2016, is only $10 for students and $15 for adults. Proceeds will help with the Gladys Barrientos scholarship fund. Register early and support this great cause.

The Bishop Dunne Funne Runne, a 5k Road Race, began in 2005 as a fun athletic fund raiser and in 2011 became a scholarship fund raiser honoring Gladys Barrientos. Since then, the race has raised close to $40,000 with over 100 runners every year, totaling over a thousand participants.

Gladys Barrientos graduated in 2007 after a successful career as a cross country runner and an outstanding wrestler with great promise.  She was offered a full scholarship to Oklahoma. Returning from a Bible Study one evening, she was hit by a racing car that was eluding police and died. Her younger brother Edgar graduated from Dunne in 2012, and her sister, Rakel, an outstanding cross country runner, graduated in 2014.

This year the Bishop Dunne Community and the Barrientos family hosted the Funne Runne on April 23, 2016 to continue to raise funds for worthy students to attend Bishop Dunne in honor of Gladys and her many friends and family members who remember her.

How else can you help? Businesses and individuals can help with sponsorships, donations of Gatorade or bottled water, race day food and beverages, and race packet items. Volunteers are also needed to help with set up, the race, cleaning up, traffic control, and security. Please contact Coach Guerrero at, if you are interesting in helping. All volunteers must be safe environment cleared. For more information on how to become cleared, please contact Mrs. Echavarria at

Register for the Funne Runne here:

For more information on Bishop Dunne Catholic School see the school’s website:

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