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.
7:15 AM: Registration opens on Triplett Field (Bordley Stadium).
7:45 AM: Day-of registration and bib and T-shirt pick-up closes.
8:00 AM: 5K race begins at Triplett Field (Bordley Stadium).
8:20 AM: 1-Mile Fun Run begins at Triplett Field (Bordley Stadium).
5K Race: $30 Per Runner, T-shirt included
The USATF-certified 5K (3.1 mile) race course starts at Triplett Field in Bordley Stadium 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: $20 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 on Triplett Field and wind through the school’s scenic campus, finishing on Triplett Field.
Online: Register today by clicking here. Register online to guarantee a Mark’s Run T-shirt.
Walk-In: Register on race day, Saturday, November 10, 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 October 10, 2018, 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.