Online registration is closed to allow time to prepare our t-shirts and bibs for packet pickup on Friday.
You can register in person on Friday between 9 am and 5 pm during our packet pickup or between 7 am and 8 am on Saturday at the Leonard Hall Recreation Center located at:
23145 Leonard Hall Dr Leonardtown, MD 20650
Thanks for supporting Hospice of St. Mary's.
Race day registration $40, Children six and under free.
A tribute to the men and women who work in support of our National Defense. A trophy sponsored by some of the Nations top Defense Contractors – companies that are committed to providing safety and security for our Troops and our Country in an unpredictable world.
Initially born out of appreciation of the Navy’s presence at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in Southern Maryland- since its inauguration the Defender’s Cup competition has evolved into a popular and patriotic event competed for by both Military and Civilian teams from all over the region. The Defender’s Cup honors and commemorates the hard work, sacrifice and commitment of the men and women who Protect our Liberty, Guarantee our Freedom, and Safeguard our Future.
The winning Team will have their name and year engraved on a plate which is permanently attached to the trophy. In addition, the winning team is allowed to hold the trophy for one year.
This 5K Run Team Trophy competition is open to teams comprised of either Active/Retired and/or Reserve/National Guard Duty Military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard) Department of Defense (DoD) Civil Servants, Defense Contractor Employees and immediate family members who are amateur runners. CAC card, military identification, proof of employment and proof of identity for immediate family members will be required for application.
Teams must designate a Captains/POC who should contact the Defender’s Cup Coordinator to register their team for the event.
All teams must have at least 4 participants and there must be (at least) 1 female member per team.
An organization may field multiple teams.
The winning team will be determined by the fastest mean time of the teams top four runners in the 5K run event (must include the female entrant’s time).
The 1st Annual Maryland Day Run & Fun Walk was held on Sunday, March 24, 1996 at St. Mary's Ryken High School.
The Run & Fun Walk moves to it's current location at the Governmental Center in Leonardtown.
Third time's the charm.
Maryland my Maryland.
No Y2K problems here. Held on Maryland Day.
A new 10K run and a Norman Rockwell inspired logo for the 6th Annual Run & Fun Walk.
2002 brought a patriotic theme as we remember the events of 9/11 and honor those who were lost.
We never run alone.
Running side by side.
The Run & Fun Walk moves to April.
The iconic Starfish logo makes its debut as the official brand of the Run & Fun Walk.
Maryland flag inspired colors for this year's theme.
Nothing but good luck for the 13th Annual Run & Fun Walk
Working harder, getting stronger.
The 16th was held on the 16th. We celebrated by hitting the road.
A Beatles inspired theme from the Summer of Love.
We thought we deserved a medal.
Inspired by the Olympics we're going for the gold.
Celebrating 20 years.
We got lucky with the weather but that's how we roll.
Running for Maryland and St. Mary's County.
Celebrating Leonardtown's Scenic Waterfront
Join us on April 13th for the 24th Annual Run & Fun Walk.
The Run & Fun Walk began in 1996 and has raised over $750K for Hospice of St. Mary’s County. 100% of net proceeds benefit Hospice of St. Mary’s in providing comfort, care and support of the terminally ill.
We are Southern Maryland’s biggest and best running event featuring our "World Famous Brunch", music and fun. We welcome children, strollers/baby joggers and pets.
Your presence at this event will make a difference.
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