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. Mark was a beloved brother, son, classmate and friend. His strength in fighting diabetes embodied the Landon spirit and taught those around him that life is measured not in years but in character. The Mark Ferris '94 Memorial Scholarship Fund is presented to a financially disadvantaged senior at Landon School each year who best exemplifies the qualities of enthusiasm and perseverance which Mark displayed during his life.
Thank you to all of our Mark’s Run supporters and the Stewart Trust for their continuing support of Mark's Run. Thank you to the founders, Coddy Johnson ’94, Burke Hayes ’94 and William Walsh ’94, who started the run in Mark’s memory and to honor all those in the community and in our Landon family who continue to face the same struggle. And thank you to our parent chairs, Paula and Trip McLaughlin P '18 '20.
7:15 AM: Registration opens on Triplett Field.
7:45 AM: Day-of registration and bib and T-shirt pick-up closes.
8:00 AM: 5K race begins at Wilson Lane gate.
8:20 AM: 1-Mile Fun Run begins inside Wilson Lane gate.
A map of the course can be found here.
5K Race: $25 Per Runner, T-shirt included
The USATF-certified 5K (3.1 mile) race course starts at the front entrance of Landon School on Wilson Lane and traverses a course through the Whittier Boulevard neighborhoods behind the school, including a water stop at 2.3 kilometers (1.4 miles). The race concludes on campus at Triplett Field. ChronoTrack timing system tracks official race times again this year!
1-Mile Fun Run: $15 Per Participant, T-shirt included
For those who wish to participate as a family or enjoy a more leisurely morning, a 1-Mile Fun Run will begin at the front entrance of Landon School and wind through the school’s scenic campus, finishing on Triplett Field.
$200 - First place overall male and female
$100 - Second place overall male and female
$50 - Third place overall male and female
$20 - 1st place male and female finishers in each of the following categories: 9 & under, 10-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & above
Raffle Prizes: All participants are eligible for post-race raffle prizes. Must be present to win.
Online: Register today by clicking here. Register online to guarantee a Mark’s Run T-shirt.
Walk-In: Register on race day, Sunday May 7, by 7:30 a.m. at Landon School. Please arrive early!
Bib and T-Shirt Pickup: Race morning only by 7:45 a.m. on Triplett Field, Landon School.
Sponsor the Race: Support Mark's Run by clicking here. Sponsor by April 1, 2017, to be listed on the T-shirt.
Landon School is located at 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda, MD 20817, only a short distance from I-495. Please click here for detailed directions.
Please click here to learn more about the Azalea Garden Festival, Landon School's signature community event.