The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur will dedicate its new, state-of-the-art athletic fields and Launfal Field House, and host its eighth annual Sunflower Run, on Saturday, April 25. The event is open to the public.

The academy’s new six-lane track, two turf fields, new softball diamond and renovated field house will be blessed at 9 a.m. The project completes the first stage of the school’s transformation to enhance all aspects of the students’ experience.

The Sunflower Run is a 5K run/2K walk open to the community, starting at 9:45 a.m. The cost is $25 per person or $60 for a family of three or more. Children under 10 are free. For the first time the run will be held at the academy’s campus. To register, visit

Immediately following, from 10 a.m. to noon, the Family Fun Day will feature food, family-oriented activities, moon bounces, face painting and more.

The independent Catholic academy in Villanova educates 510 young women in grades 6 through 12.