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To the races: Third annual Annunciation Heights Fiat Fest happening July 30

Looking for a family-friendly, fun and adventurous event this summer? Look no further!

Annunciation Heights, the Archdiocese of Denver’s Catholic youth summer camp, is hosting Fiat Fest, their annual adventure race, picnic and bonfire event in beautiful Estes Park on July 30.

The event, which will have a 5K obstacle course, live bluegrass music, food, and games, among other things, has taken place for the last two years. It aims to spread awareness and garner support for the Altum Institute, which is a missionary program of young people that serve at Annunciation Heights.

“I participated in both the first and second annual Fiat Fests. They were a blast,” said Maureen Dalley. “I’m not much of a runner so I chose to spectate both years and it was really fun to watch the runners participate in the 5K. I had a great experience both times, rain and shine. The natural beauty surrounding Annunciation Heights is one of my favorite things about visiting. I think it is really important to disconnect to get into nature and it’s a great place to do that.”

“It was really cool,” said Andrew Castillo of Fiat Fest. “It was very family oriented — there were people of all ages — even elderly people were there! Being able to experience it with colleagues, coworkers outside of work, was really nice. It was a lot of laughter, fun, and fellowship.”

“Annunciation Heights is a worthy investment of the archdiocese,” Castillo continued. “It’s really cool that kids in the archdiocese have a place to go for a weekend… They can go to the chapel, be outside. You hear all the time, ‘What are we doing for our youth?’ Annunciation Heights brings light to that and brings hope through that. If people have the opportunity to go to Fiat Fest, they should. It’s well worth it.”

“Fiat Fest is a great way to share the importance of having a place like Annunciation Heights for anyone to come and get away from the city,” concluded Dalley. “Additionally, it is a great evangelization tool to show what authentic Catholic community looks like. There really isn’t a better venue for it!”

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For more information and to sign up for Fiat Fest 2022, click here.

André Escaleira, Jr.
André Escaleira, Jr.
André Escaleira is the Digital & Social Media Manager for the Archdiocese of Denver. Originally from Connecticut, André moved to Denver in 2018 to work as a missionary with Christ in the City, where he served for two years.

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