Landon School: 16 Years of Making Our Community Stronger!
Landon School hosted the 16th annual Mark's Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, May 7, 2017, as part of the Azalea Garden Festival. Thank you to all the volunteers and participants who made it a success!
RUN FOR MARK'S LEGACY!
Mark's Run is held in honor of Mark Ferris (Landon '94), who lost his lifelong struggle with heart disease complicated by type 1 diabetes at the young age of 25. A beloved brother, son, classmate and friend, Mark’s strength in fighting diabetes taught those around him that life is not measured in years, but in character. The Mark Ferris '94 Memorial Scholarship is presented each year to a financially disadvantaged senior at Landon School who best exemplifies the qualities of enthusiasm and perseverance which Mark displayed during his life.
Over the past 15 years, Mark's Run has raised $650,000 for the Mark Ferris '94 Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Thank you to the many participants, volunteers and sponsors who have made this annual event a success, as we come together to remember Mark, strengthen our community and help advance diabetes research. Thank you to the founders, Coddy Johnson '94, Burke Hayes '94 and Billy Walsh '94, who started the run in Mark's memory and to honor all of those in our community who live with type 1 diabetes. Thank you also to our parent chairs, Paula and Trip McLaughlin P '18 '20.
Please contact George Pappas of Landon School at email@example.com or 301-320-1005 with questions. And please click here to learn more about the Azalea Garden Festival, Landon School's signature community event. We look forward to seeing you at the race!