Elizabeth DiNunzio Memorial Trail
Mount St. Mary’s senior Elizabeth DiNunzio was just weeks away from graduating in 2009 when she was struck and killed by a vehicle while jogging on Old Emmitsburg Road just a few hundred yards from campus. She was finishing her training for the Pittsburgh Marathon which was to be held that very weekend. Elizabeth was an avid runner who had participated in races throughout the Mid-Atlantic. Her story appeared in the January 2010 article of Runner’s World.
In an effort to provide a safe place for students to run, we raised over $130,000 to create the Elizabeth DiNunzio Memorial Trail. The trail is designed to utilize the Mount’s bucolic 1,400 acre campus located against the scenic back drop of the historic Catoctin Mountains. This 2-mile ecologically friendly running path begins at the tennis courts on East campus and loops through natural area on the east campus before returning to the ARCC.
“Elizabeth was a wonderful student and avid runner. This trail will be a great tribute to her life and her impact on Mount St. Mary’s University while providing a safe and beautiful trail to be enjoyed by future generations of students.”
—Thomas H. Powell, President