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Shamus Shuffle: Walk/Run/Ride the Ghost Town Trail for Brother Shamus

Saturday, August 26, 2017 8:00 am

Ebensburg Ghost Town Trail (Memorial Field Entrance) Tags: Outreach/Service

Brother Shamus and Father Malachi
  • When: Saturday, August 26, 2017
  • Where: Ebensburg Ghost Town Trail / Memorial Field Entrance
  • Check-in: 8 a.m.
  • Bikes depart: 9 a.m.
  • Runners depart: 9:15 a.m.
  • Walkers depart: 9:30 a.m. 

Run, walk, or ride the Ghost Town Trail to support Brother Shamus McGrenra before he embarks on his 7th Annual Charity Bike Ride. The distance is up to you. All ages are welcome!

The cost to register is $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Participants will receive a Shamus Shuffle fanny pack and refreshments courtesy of the SFU Social Committee.  

**All the proceeds from the event directly benefit the Dorothy Day Outreach Center in honor of the Br. Shamus Charity Ride. We ask that participants bring canned goods to help stock the shelves at the Dorothy Day Center.


Print and mail payment and registration (form below) to: 

Saint Francis University Social Committee 
Attn: Melita O'Donnell 
P.O. Box 600 
Loretto, PA 15940

For more information call: 814.472.3004

Shamus Shuffle Registration Form

History of the Shamus Shuffle

In 2011, Bro. Shamus McGrenra T.O.R., a 70-year-old Franciscan friar beloved by the community, decided to use his love of cycling as a way to raise money for the Dorothy Day Outreach Center at Saint Francis University. Hence, the annual Brother Shamus Charity Ride was born.  The first year, he cycled 375 miles, and was able to raise over $12,000. Since then, he has raised a total of over $200,000 for the Center to assist local families in need.  While making initial plans for his third charity ride in 2013, Bro. Shamus was diagnosed with colon cancer. Undergoing treatment and unable to ride, but knowing how much the Dorothy Day Outreach Center relies on his fundraising efforts, he reached out to the community for help. To show its support, Saint Francis University organized the first Bro. Shamus Shuffle, an event aimed to get others moving and to help Bro. Shamus reach his fundraising goal. 

The Shamus Shuffle remains a fun community event that allows others to join Brother Shamus as he cycles for charity.

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