Landon School: 17 Years of Making Our Community Stronger!

   Landon School will host the 17th annual Mark's Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Saturday, November 10, 2018, as part of our Homecoming and Alumni Reunions Weekend. We look forward to welcoming you to campus for a fun-filled run!


Mark Ferris, Landon School, 1994

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 16 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.

Please contact Agustin "Gus" Umanzor of Landon School at or 301-320-1007 with questions. And please click here to learn more about Homecoming and Alumni Reunions Weekend. We look forward to seeing you at the race!