a group of people standing on the side of a road
Pictured are Poholek, left, with fellow Pascal’s Way 5K participants. CONTRIBUTED

A 5k run and walk to honor the life and legacy of Pascal Weisberger, a young, studious and service-oriented boy who died tragically in 2020, will be held on Saturday, May 11 beginning at 8 a.m. at Treasure Village Montessori in Islamorada.

Proceeds from the event support Pascal’s Way Scholarship for seniors who’ve given back to the community, as well as TVM and Ocean Studies Charter School in Key Largo. Participants are asked to make a donation anywhere between $30-$40. People can also run or walk virtually through May 31.

“He would be humbled by the continued remembrance and grateful for the support of his classmates who embody his example of service to others,” said Ariel Poholek, Pascal’s father.

The in-person race on Saturday, May 11 will follow the Old Highway/State Road 4A in Islamorada, starting and ending by the entrance to Treasure Village Montessori, with the turn-around on the Old Highway entrance to Forest Tek Lumber.

A Pascal’s Way race T-shirt, magnet and wristband will be provided to each participant and post-race refreshments will be available, as well as a raffle and slideshow about Pascal’s life. Visit to sign up.

Jim McCarthy
Jim McCarthy is one of the many who escaped the snow and frigid temperatures in Western New York. A former crime & court reporter and city editor for two Western New York newspapers, Jim has been honing his craft since he graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 2014. In his 5-plus years in the Keys, Jim has enjoyed connecting with the community. Jim is past president of the Key Largo Sunset Rotary Club. When he's not working, he's busy chasing his son, Lucas, around the house and enjoying time with family.