== Important Announcement ===

RunforHospice Supporters,

We continue to monitor the developing situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). Foremost, the health, safety and well-being of our participants, volunteers and community is our primary concern.

As such, we will be cancelling our event originally scheduled for Saturday, April 18th.

We are currently evaluating our options which include rescheduling/virtual and other event options.

Stay tuned for additional information

Run & Fun Walk Staff

25th Annual
Run + Walk = Fun
April 18, 2020 8:30am
Leonardtown, MD

There are ③ ways to register


Pre-registration $30, Race day registration $40, 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

5K Run

One loop through the streets of beautiful and historic Leonardtown, MD.


5K Run Turn by Turn Directions

  • Leave Start on Leonard Hall Drive
  • Left on Hollywood Road
  • Right on Doctors Crossing Way
  • Right on Miss Bessie Drive
  • Right on Moakley Street
  • Follow to end to turnaround cone
  • Stay straight on Moakley until the next turnaround cone
  • Right on Miss Bessie Drive
  • Left on Doctors Crossing Way
  • Left on Hollywood Road
  • Right on Baldridge
  • Left on Leonard Hall Drive to Finish

10K Run

One loop stretching around rural, country road course.

Fun Walk

One loop through the streets of beautiful and historic Leonardtown, MD.

Course Map

5K Walk Map

5K Walk Turn by Turn Directions

  • Leave Start on Leonard Hall Drive
  • Left on Hollywood Road
  • Continue Straight on Washington Street
  • Left on Courthouse Drive
  • Right on Camalier Drive
  • Left on Tudor Place
  • Left on Breton Bay Drive
  • Right on Camalier Drive
  • Right on Court House Drive
  • Left on Fenwick Street
  • Right on Washington Street
  • Continue Straight on Hollywood Road
  • Right on Baldridge
  • Left on Leonard Hall Drive to Finish

Defender's Cup

A 5K Run Team Competition.



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).

5K Run Turn by Turn Directions

  • Leave Start on Leonard Hall Drive
  • Left on Hollywood Road
  • Right on Doctors Crossing Way
  • Right on Miss Bessie Drive
  • Right on Moakley Street
  • Follow to end to turnaround cone
  • Stay straight on Moakley until the next turnaround cone
  • Right on Miss Bessie Drive
  • Left on Doctors Crossing Way
  • Left on Hollywood Road
  • Right on Baldridge
  • Left on Leonard Hall Drive to Finish

Frequently Asked Questions

You hav got questions. We have answers.

Leonardtown is located in historic St. Mary's County, MD about 60 miles south of Washington, D.C.

The event is held at the St. Mary's County Governmental Center. The nearest address to the Start/Finish line is 23110 Leonard Hall Drive, Leonardtown, MD 20650
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

    Maryland Pride

    Running for Maryland and St. Mary's County.

  • 23rd April 14, 2018

    A Wharf with a View

    Celebrating Leonardtown's Scenic Waterfront

  • 24th April 13, 2019

    Solid Gold

    Join us on April 13th for the 24th Annual Run & Fun Walk.

  • 25th April 18, 2020

    Looking toward the future

    Join us on April 18th for the 25th Annual Run & Fun Walk.

The Run & Fun Walk began in 1996 and has raised over $850K 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.

2019 In Memory Of

Edward Gutzler, Ronald Stone, Grandpa And Grandma Kim, Jacob Robert Lorence, Paul Richard Derry, Thank You, Sam Spalding, Chester Pile, John P Blake, In Honor Of All My Patients, Mom Mom Gatton, Grandma Mamie Hester I Miss You., Sophia Turbush, Warren Usar, Lucy Lacey, Nace Mattingly And Doris Mattingly And Lauren Sidorowicz, Doris Mattingly, Barbara Voithoffer, Maryann Fischer, Andrew Rennie, Anne And Fred Breslin, Allan Stevenson, Joe Vestraci, Don, Frances Freeman, Leo Raulerson, Alma Johnson., Mike Gerek, Stan Lee, Jimmy Lowe, Brogan Ruppert, You Are So Greatly Missed. March 18, Dorothy Battisti, Angela Clopper, Helen Hall, Nana Dunn And Bob Venezia, Joanmarie Scoville, My Grandfather, Carolyn Johnston, John Quade, Lois Gaulke, Robert H. Morris, Eva Baker, Kim Cullins, Claudia Usnr, Msg Forrest, Wayne Baird Kitty Tippett, Susan Evans And Sue Kauffman, Thomas Matthew Merryman, William Farr, Rosa Banks, Max And Sophie Juran, Edwin Roberts, Hazel Thomas, Mary Rowell, John Goewey Sr., Melvin G. Debarr, David L Raulerson, Jesus Zarate, Emmett D. Tillett, Vincent Higgs, Ernest Williams, Jack Bilyeu, Christine Russell, Joan Dubay, Janet Fletcher, Ync Polcee, Grandma Grace Nolan, Brendon Dougherty, Magda, Mom Mom Dillon, Connie Walker Wettengel, David, Theresa Hayden, Tammy Thompson, Tom Wallace And Erin Mattingly, John Wayne Raley, Newell T. Stiles, Lt Col Don Sabol (Sr) Usa Retired, Millie Thurmon, Poppy Neil Coryell, Marianne And Joe Duepner, Santos Z. Mireles, Donald Lourie, Cathy Mattingly And Christine Russell, Sissie Morris, Dorothy Black, John And Winifred Gateau, William M. Palmer, Irene Silverman, Karen Ann Spalding, Brogan Kade Ruppert, Catherine Armstrong, Melinda Kohn, Harris Sterling, Sofia Turbush, Joan, David Raulerson, Sonney Thompson, Travis Nelson, Carol Ann Morgan, Scott Lawrence, Suk Cha Wilson, Dot Banagan, Bjorn, Rusty Tarleton, Dolores Mckeffery, Dixie Marilyn Horton, Newell Thrift Stiles, Po2 Scott, Ernest Owen, George Farr, Gloria And David Piggot; Robert Hermann, William Robinson, Mary Loretta Lawrence, Sandy Veazey, Brenda Dorsey, Lawrence M. Anderson, Virginia Cain, Mary Janousek, Fred Miller, George Scott, Joseph Herbert, Marsha Drew, Lizzie Owens, Jacob Lorence, Betty Fahey, Sanjuana Zarate, Jenks Mattingly, Barbara Gasiewicz, Cathy Mattingly, John Womack, Blanche Abernethy, David Lee Houck And Lillian F. Odum, Jimmy Quade, Scott Lawrence, James C. Raley, Polly Abell, Donna Tzafaroglou, Brian Dillow, Anne Guy, Parents, Nancy And August Bosak, The Sterling Seven, Nancy W. Lippert, Joan Goldwasser, Shawn Hoflich, Elaine Carroll And Kyle Smith, Ls1 Vanegas, Marilyn Talton, Grammy, Arlene Cullins, Thomas Connelly, Margaret M Huffman, Mary Saunders, Maxine Spence, Gretta Drake, Mary Peters, Lois Abell, J. Schmidt, Vito Busco, Roberta, Anne Rezny, Jim Mop Jack" Nelson", Ann Poe, Alma Vanderwal, Staff Sgt Dinora Flores, Skip Roberts, Joe And Margie Longacre, Julie Klann, Grandpa Hollander, Donald L Green, Sharon M. Baukman, Roby Rotenberry; Earl Kennedy; Trevor Pitman, John P. Blake, James Harold Quade, Ann Kalmus, Robert H. Bowes, My Father, Mary Armstrong And Mary Rose Young, Margaret Cook, Harriet Norris, Joe Potanka, Harris Sterling And The Sterling Seven, Allen Glenn, Patty Musick, Lauren Sidorowicz, Mildred T. Mason, Newell Stiles, Noah Wenger And Bonnie Stauffer, Francis Martin, Nace Mattingly, Carol Cogar, Rainey Voellinger, Ondras, Joan Guy, Walter Casson, Jim Harrigan, Jenny Armstrong, Chris Navarra, Lucy M. Lacey, Papa - Mark Buhl Sr, Billy Morris, Thelma Schrader, Papaw, Rotraut Ross, Grandma Doreen, Rosa Gutzler, Earlene Burleson, Pennie Labarge, Hilda Kangas, Masa Sherene Bowman, Annette Cundiff, Francis Herbert, Andy Busco, James F Harrigan, Judy Orr, Rose & Louis Dilonardo, Ida Briscoe, Melvin Yost Sr, Barbara J.Rice, My Mom & Grandmother, Wendy Gibson, Michael Fleurimond, Sandy Cole, Lorene Ross England, Grantt Richardson Iii, Ida Holley, Rusty And Reggie Tarleton, Sam Spalding Sr. And Sam Spalding Jr., Hermita Fleurimond, Sandra Veazey, Madeline Perry, Michael Cronan, Joan Terry, Tom, Reggie Tarleton And Rusty Tarleton, Daniel Buckner, Gladys Sheehan Mary Frances Norris, Jr., George Makrakis, John P. Blake & Angela Booboo" Long", Grandmothers: Mary Taylor; Elvira Laughlin, Doc Lacey, Ben Clark, Patricia Sheldon, Frank Riege & Joyce Strup, Nelson And Other Family Members, Arlene Campbell, Bill Breck, Patricia Fleitz, Sam Spalding Jr, Jr, Jimmy Robrecht, Jr. And Roger Fallin, Janie, Leona Lake Ryan, Bobby Hill, Joann Mclellan, Robert Morris, Walter R. Blair, Constance Petty, Reggie And Rusty Tarleton, Diane Bell, Dad - Mark Buhl Sr, Melvin And Mary Billie Yost, Sharon Marie Jorden And Richard James Love, Joan Farkas, James F Hiles And Sharon Given, Francis “Clinker” Wood, Margaret Currie, David Beavan, Hugh Dalton Sterling, Sam Spalding Sr, Usn, Kevin Lent, Maureen Nehl, Gene Fenwick, Carol Nevala, Ray Dean, Scooter Hollie, Sandra Armstrong, Vincent Hayden, My Dad, Victor And Ikuko Win, Leo, William A. Snively, Margaret Virginia Ginny" Gray", Zoila Galvez, John Goewey, 2019, Patricia Brown, All Of Our Veterans, Harvey Mcelhenny & Julia Tyler, Frances Pitsenberger, Frances, Larry Dale Koontz, Emily Hearn, Helen Mckeown, Bb Sterling, Billy Sterling, Norma Bell (Mom), Grace And Charlie Thomas, Selina Madden, Denise Markley, Eleanor J. Sterling/ Sharpe, Alice M. Schroeder, Roger Hepp And Roger Krauth, Sofie Turbush, My Mom, Helen Foster, Anne Drury, Margaret Longacre, Mary Blanche Pilkerton, Bernie Smith, Mr. And Mrs. Davis, Russell Tarleton, George L. Farr, Victor Herman, Cathleen Grantland, Patty West; Jean West; Trevor Pitman, Barbara Killebrew, Ida Mae Swecker, Bill Rose, Brother Eddie Shorter, Meriem Kalloz And Priscilla Simmons, Jeanne Schmidt, Sr., Tim Sperling, Margaret & Elmo Bates, George Farr And Joanne Hall, Gordon Dewey, Raymond King Montgomery Jr., Imirie Rowe, Allie Raley, Thomas Merryman, Joe Potanka And Mary Saunders, Agnes Yates, Tracy Jackson, Louise Collins And Nicole Cornwell, Earl Tyner, Margie And Joe Longacre, Mary Vines, Treva Smith, Rusty Tarleton, In Honor Of My Wife, James H. Gibson; Sharon E. Riley, James Latham Mattingly, Andrew Johnson Quade, Linda Jones, Barbara Grubaugh, Jan Cain, Phyllis Albright, James “Sonny” Bartz, Angie Busco, Warren And Fredda Kunz, Cheryl Herbert, And Marylou Thorstensen, Joyce D. Johnson, Maria Louise Gardiner, Hilda Mattingly, Nancy Mueller, William O. Taylor Jr. Billie C. Taylor, Susan Marge-Milau, Andre Rice, Floyd S. Hepler Sr, Brogan, Phyllis Hopewell, Jim Tiburzi, Michael Meads Jack Mathews Juanita Coomes, Mary S, Shirley M. Brown, Becky Dean, Norman Toledo, Wink & John Gateau", Rebecca Dean, Sofia Savannah Turbush, Mary Rita Delozier & Charlie Carter Sr., Eric, Thomas Poe, James Aubrey Mattingly, Barbara Marcelle Spears, Randy Cashwell, Grandpa Bob, Marcel Fleurimond, Jack And Reba Frazier, , Rayetta Mcwilliams, Jackson Holly, Dickie Mattingly, And Roger Fallin, Member Of The Sterling Seven, Jean Kerkman, Virginia Johnson, Usnr, Rosie Teran, Wayne Howard And Jackie Mancewicz, Robert Trissel, Paul Bradburn, Meivin And Georgirene Drew, Art Eckardt, Agnes Knott

Our Amazing Volunteer Team

Figuring it out as we go...

Katy Crowell

Really Does All The Work

Mike Dailey

Air Support

Jim Dicus

The Face

Laurie Lawrence

Cheer Captain

Jennifer Overstreet

Class President

Jamie Thomas

Chief Nerd

Jeff Thomas

Running Man

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