The Annual Viking Voyage 5K Race and Fun Run is held every August. Each year participants start from the back parking lot of St. John LaLande and navigate the 3.1 mile loop through surrounding neighborhoods. The Viking Voyage is the creation of two St. John LaLande Catholic School alumnae and current students’ parents Barbra (Nolte) Bush, class of ’86, and Trish (Flanagan) Totta, class of ’92.
Trish and Barb started the Viking Voyage four years ago in conjunction with St. John LaLande Catholic School’s 50th anniversary celebration. The annual race has grown each year in number of participants; both runners and volunteers. Previous beneficiaries have been the Community Services League of Blue Springs and the St. John LaLande Home and School Association. This year’s beneficiary includes Children’s Mercy Hospital through the Kids Marathon in conjunction with the Kansas City Marathon. Trish and Barb are also sponsoring and training children to participate in this event.