22nd Annual
Run + Walk = Fun
April 8, 2017 8:30am
Leonardtown, MD
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There are ③ ways to register

Pre-registration $30, Race day registration $35, Children six and under free.

Register on-line and pay with a credit card.

Start a fundraising page and have others pledge toward your fundraising goal.

Download a paper registration form to return to the Hospice office.


5K Run, 10K Run, 5K Fun Walk. Something for everyone.

Race Results


5K Run

One loop through streets of historic Leonardtown, MD.


10K Run

One loop stretching around a rural, country road course.


5K Fun Walk

One loop through streets of historic Leonardtown, MD


Defender's Cup

A 5K Run Team Competition

Frequently Asked Questions

You've got questions. We've got answers.

ChronoTrack Systems B-Tag is a disposable RFID tag attached to each participant's bib. By using the B-Tag, the need for chips are eliminated thus, eliminating chip assignment, cost of shipping, lost chips, secure zone for chip collection and in-accurate results due to multiple chip files. Here's more information on the B-Tag.
Anyone can form a team. It's as simple as getting friends, family or co-workers together and designating/indicating a team name on the entry form.
Yes. Well behaved dogs on leashes are permitted.
Pre-Registration is recommended and most popular, but same day registration is available from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
The Run and Fun Walk will be held "Rain or Shine".
Race results are announced after completion of the race. Awards will be presented at that time. Race results will be posted on this web site within 24 hours.
Children 6 and under are permitted free. (Parents or legal guardians must sign a waiver releasing Hospice and all event sponsors).
Race packet pickup is available on the Friday before Race Day from 9am - 4pm at the Leonard Hall Drill Hall on the grounds of the St. Mary's County Governmental Center on Leonard Hall Drive in Leonardtown. Race Packets may also be picked up on Race Day in the Drill Hall (same location as Race Day Registration).
We encourage everyone to arrive early. Race day registration begins at 7:00 a.m. Please arrive no later than 8:00 a.m. to pick up your race packet.
Parking is available at the Governmental Center and at St. Mary's Hospital. PLEASE CARPOOL if possible. Reducing the amount of traffic in and around the Governmental Center will increase the efficiency and safety of the race.
No, All parking is within walking distance of the start line.


We couldn't have this event without the support of our sponsors.
Find out how your company can become a sponsor.


A brief history of the Run & Fun Walk.

  • 1st March 24, 1996

    Our Humble Beginnings

    The 1st Annual Maryland Day Run & Fun Walk was held on Sunday, March 24, 1996 at St. Mary's Ryken High School.

  • 2nd March 22, 1997

    On The Move

    The Run & Fun Walk moves to it's current location at the Governmental Center in Leonardtown.

  • 3rd March 21, 1998

    Third time's the charm.

  • 4th March 28, 1999

    Maryland my Maryland.

  • 5th March 25, 2000

    No Y2K problems here. Held on Maryland Day.

  • 6th March 24, 2001

    Saturday Evening Post

    A new 10K run and a Norman Rockwell inspired logo for the 6th Annual Run & Fun Walk.

  • 7th March 23, 2002

    Our True Colors

    2002 brought a patriotic theme as we remember the events of 9/11 and honor those who were lost.

  • 8th March 29, 2003

    Going The Distance

    We never run alone.

  • 9th March 27, 2004

    Running side by side.

  • 10th April 9, 2005

    A New Spring

    The Run & Fun Walk moves to April.

  • 11th April 8, 2006

    A Starfish is Born

    The iconic Starfish logo makes its debut as the official brand of the Run & Fun Walk.

  • 12th April 21, 2007

    The Old Line State

    Maryland flag inspired colors for this year's theme.

  • 13th April 18, 2008

    Lucky 13

    Nothing but good luck for the 13th Annual Run & Fun Walk

  • 14th April 18, 2009

    Feeling Fit

    Working harder, getting stronger.

  • 15th April 17, 2010

    A Banner Year

    Finish strong.

  • 16th April 16, 2011

    Golden Event

    The 16th was held on the 16th. We celebrated by hitting the road.

  • 17th April 14, 2012

    Love Is All You Need

    A Beatles inspired theme from the Summer of Love.

  • 18th April 13, 2013

    Award Winning

    We thought we deserved a medal.

  • 19th April 12, 2014

    Carrying The Torch

    Inspired by the Olympics we're going for the gold.

  • 20th April 11, 2015

    Hitting Our Stride

    Celebrating 20 years.

  • 21st April 9, 2016

    Viva Las Vegas

    We got lucky with the weather but that's how we roll.

  • 22nd April 8, 2017

    Looking toward the future

    Join us on April 8th for the 22nd Annual Run & Fun Walk.

The Run & Fun Walk began in 1996 and has raised over $600K 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.

2016 In Memory Of

Agnes Evans, Alfred & Teresa Trossbach, Alfred Beaudwin, Alice Douglas, Florence Sewell, Virgie Jones, Alice Farrell, All, Allan Bridgwater, Anita Russell, Ann Reinhart, Anthony Lasome, Arlene And Kim Cullins, Art Eckardt, Arthur Corson, Audrey Ritter, Aunt Jane Stanley, Aunt Sue, Bannister/white/shorter, Ben And Laurie Hewitt, Benjamin Johnson Jr., Benjamin P. Johnson Jr., Bernice Sanders, Bert Johnson, Bertha And James Clarke, Bertha Stoudt, Betty And Chester Reamy, Betty Lacey, Billie And Joe Jennings, Billie Taylor, Blanche Laungayan, Bob & Betty Ruble, Bob & Grace Street, Bob Combs, Bob Watkins, Bobbie Mcwilliams, Brenda Wathen, Brogan Ruppert, Brogan Ruppert & Bernie Smith, Brogan Ruppert, Maddie Major, Erin Catterton, Buddy, Carl "chip" Nester, Catherine (kitty) Tippett, Catherine Armstrong, Cathleen Grantland, Cecelia Young, Charles "bert" Johnson, Charles Phillip Howard, Charles Stivala, Charlie And Pat Ruppert, Chester And Betty Reamy, Christine Lee MacQuilliam, D-12, Dad, Daniel B. Greene, Darinda Boland, Darlene Aud Sweeney, David B. Wallace, David Miller (father), David Morgan, David Raulerson, Diane Haderly, Dickie Mattingly, Dickie Mattingly, Louanne Bailey, Donald Bassford, Donald Geiger, Donald Schmader, Donald Wathen, Sr., Dorothy Green, Ed Kaleta, Eddie Shorter, Edna Dean, Edward Duquette, Edward Gutzler, Eleanor Rowell, Elise Mire, Ernie Briancesco, Eugene Sayer, Family, Fortune Barrier, Francis Herbert, Frank D. Brizzi, Jr., G. Armstrong, M. Vance, Gene Cusic,tammy Thompson, Glen Burch, Grandma Betty, Grandma Billie, Grandma Ritter, Great Grandma Billie, Harvey Mcelhenny, Hazel Thomas, Frances "Polly" Abell, Helen Anthony, Helen Foster, Henry Debo, Herbert Pinkerton, Hilda Marie Mattingly, In Memory Of Mike Adams, Irene, Irina T. Olga B. Irina P., Jack And Reba Frazier, Jack Sanders, James "sonny" Bartz, James & Bertha Clarke, James And Annelore Alfiere Jr., James Joseph Ickes, James L. Mattingly Jr., James Linn, James Sames, James T. Adams Sr., James/harriett Forrest, Jane Davis, Jane and Norton Hutchinson, Janice L. Cain, Jay Edger, Jayce Dennis Lloyd, Jean Burns, Laura Smith, Jim And Marti Jahn, Jim Raley, Jimmy Quade, Joan And Mary Thorstensen, Joe And Dail, Joe Digiovacchino, John And Marie Grant, John C Wilson, John Digiovacchino, John Edward Terry, John G Trossbach, John Quade, Johnny Jackson, Joseph "dickie" Mattingly, Joseph Norris, Joyce D. Johnson, Judy Rathbone, Karen Beckham, Katharyn Campbell, Kathy Walthall, Kay Anderson, Kenneth Pearson, Kenny Delahay, Gladys Griffis, Kenny Delahay, Linda Mae Pilkerton, Kevin Arthur Lent, Kevin Lent, Kim Cullins, Larry Bush, Larry L. Rust, Lawrence Buckler, Lee Smith, Leonard Smith, Lily Mae Hewlett, Linda Mahin, Linda Marie Higgs (ewell), Linda Martin, Lois, Lois Abell, Louis Stewart, Mae Parker, Maralyn Debo, Margaret "ginny" Gray, Margaret & Elmo Bates, Margaret Crumbley, Margaret Currie, Marianne & Joe Duepner, Marie Burroughs, Marie Morin, Marie Wood, Martha Johnson, Martha Rou, Mary A. Pilkerton, Mary Ann Chasen, Mary Ellen Rodeheaver, Mary Eva Abell, Mary Farrell, Mary Lou Weaver, Mary Rita Dean, Mary Rita Delozier, Mary Saunders, Maryann Bassford, Matt Blair, Melinda Faye Kohn, Melvin & Billie Yost, Melvin Foster, Melvin Yost Sr, Michael Glasgow, Michelle Long, Mike, Miles Moore /marv Franzen, Mom, Grandma S, Grandma G, Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert Wood, My Grandma, Myrtle Russell, Nancy Nutter, Nelson Medina, Ondras & Nelson Families, Our Mom And Dad, Papa, Pat Woodburn, Ronnie Thompson, Patricia Norris, Patrician Moore, Patrick Reisinger, Paul O'brien, Peter P. Schelfhaudt, Phyllis Buell, Phyllis Thomas, Pop, Dee, K & Mrs. Ritter, Preeda Dulyachinda, Pyhills Buell, Rainey Voellinger, Raymond Barber, Richard J Love, Richard James Love, Richard Love, Richard Wayne Baird, Rita McWilliams, Robert Lacey Sr., Roger Decker, Ronnie Pope, Rosarie Votta, Rose Crowley, Rose Marie Herbert, Rose Marie Tena, Ross & Puddin Huseman, Roy Davis, Ruth Guy, Ruth Holbrook, Bertha Roth, Sam Spalding, Jr., Samuel C Spalding, Samuel C. Spalding, Sr., Samuel Kernaghan, Sandra Veazey, Sandy Knott, Sarah Lyddon Morrison, Sofia Turbush, Sofie Turbush, Sophie Croisetiere, Steve Fogarty, Susie Bailey, Tammy Thompson, Temple Madjeski, Terry Thompson, Terry Thompson Sr, Thelma Hall, Thelma Levin, Thomas Burke, Tim Wilson, Tom Dulyachinda, Tom Servello, Tom-san, Tommy Burger, Trish Harter, Tyree John Baliko, Van Vu-nguyen, Vernon And Mary Ford, Vincent Hayden, Wayne Baird, William Fenwick

Our Amazing Volunteer Team

Figuring it out as we go...

Brian Buker

Cone Ninja

Katy Crowell

Really Does All The Work

Mike Dailey

Air Support

Jim Dicus

The Face

Jennifer Overstreet

Class President

Jamie Thomas

Chief Nerd

Jeff Thomas

Running Man

You can check out any time you like but you can never leave.

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