21st Annual
Run + Walk = Fun
April 9, 2016 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.


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

    Join us on April 9th for the 21st 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.

2015 In Memory Of

Agnes Cecelia Wheeler, James Leonard Wheeler, Sr, Barbara Gale Mckay, Paul Anthony Hewitt, Alan Bridgwater, Alma Johnson, Alma Kennedy, And, Angelina May, Angeline Busco, Angeline Gelenius, Ann Coak & Harvey Schutte, Ann Jones, Ann Rader, Ann Smith, Anne Guy, Anne Morgan, Arlene Cullins & Kim Cullins, Audrey Keene, Audrey Keene And Michael Keene, Aunt Rosie Thorne, Barbara Landolt DeBoard, Barry Coltrane, Beatrice Corry Carneal, Ben Clark, Bert Johnson, Betty Svoboda, Bill Franklin, Blanche Laungayan, Brogan Ruppert, Bubbies, Buddy Ward, Carl "chip" Nester, Carolyn Johnston, Catherine Clarke, Joseph Wilkinson, Cathleen Mooney, Cathleen Mooney Grantland, Cathy Ledford Green, Charles "Bert" Johnson, Charles "Bertram" Johnson, Charles H. Ball, Charles Wood, Charlie Ruppert, Charlotte Orndorff, Cleo Barr, Dad - Doug Nesmith, Dad-bill Schwalje, Darlene Aud Sweeney, Daron Williams, Darrell Dewey, David Michael Quade, Catherine Louise Quade, Mildr, Dickie Mattingly & Louanne Bailey, Donna Coble, Donna Dough, Donna Silvey, Donna Yager, Donna, Chuck, Sue, Donnie Poe Jr., Dorothy Green, Dorothy Green & Ken Conard, Dorothy Lee Dailey, Edith Powell, Edna Williamson, Eleanor Beakes, Elizabeth Brown, Ernie Livingston, Ethel Mae Dawkins, Evanna Vaught, Evelyn & Mike Clarke, Evelyn Woodburn, Frances Freeman, Leo Raulerson, David Raulerson, Francis Desales Gibson; Paula Eloise Gibson; Mary Elizabeth Trossbach, Frank Quade, Emanuel "Sugar" Guy, Mary Rita Dean, Frank Veve, Fred Breslin And Kevin Lent, Gb Armstrong, Rm Vance, George Richards, Gladys Griffis, Gladys J. Griggs, Gordon & Betty Youell, Grandma Madge, Grandpa Rotenberry, Harold Ugi, Harriet Norris, Hazel Thomas, Helen Anthony, Helen Foster, Helen, Sam, Ingvld Pettersen, Irby Burbage, Irene Silverman, Ivan, Jack And Reba Frazier, James & Annelore Alfiere Jr., James C. Raley, James L. Bartz, Sr. Sonny"", James Raley, Jean Hartman, Jeanne Payne, Betty Ann Kolwey, Mary Lou Saunders, Jeanne Payne, Catherine Norris, Betty Ann Kolwey, Jenny Armstrong, Jerry McFadden, Jessica Barry, Jim Raley, Joan Thorstensen , Mary Lou Thorstensen, Joe Longacre, John And Marie Grant, John G. Trossbach, John Quade, Joseph Milburn, Sr., Joseph Reggie" Tarleton", Judy Welch, Karen Beckham, Kathleen Walthall, Kay Hill, Lucille Cockerham, Kenneth Scarbrough, Kevin Arthur Lent, Kevin Lent, Kevin Lent (Bubbies), Kim Cullins, Kim Rubala Cullins, Kimberley Ann Cullins (my Fiancee), Kris & Dad, Larry Bush, Larry L. Rust, Larry Taborek & Melinda Gatton Kohn, Laverne And Josh Stewart, Leah Koehler, Leocadia Smith, Linda Cole Grove, Linda Martin, Lois Abell, Lorenzo Scott Fletcher, Lou Briscoe Gardiner, Louis Pulliam, Louise Breakiron, Lucille Chauncey, Marc Perosio And Kevin Lent, Margaret "ginny" Virginia Gray, Margaret & Elmo Bates, Margaret Currie, Margaret Long, Margaret Shick, Marge Kenny, Maria Zurita, Lee Graham, Marianne Duepner, Marion Deasel, Mark Klock, Martha Johnson, Mary Ann Bassford, Mary Ann Chasen, Mary Ann Mattingly, Mary Distanislao, Mary E Johnson, Mary Ellen Rodine, Mary Saunders, Mary Trossbach, Maryann Fischer, Melba Granny" Carter", Melvin Drew, William Taggert, Marsha Drew, Michael Smith, Michelle Long, Mike ,helen, Sam, Mike Carroll, Mr. Reeves, Mrs. Redding And Virginia Bosworth, Mrs. Van Vu Nguyen, My Pop - Melvin Yost, Sr., Nancy & Jimmy Miedzinski, Nancy + Augie Bosak, Nancy Nutter, Nelly Ruiz, Nelva Folle Muller, Norma Bell, Ondras Family, Pat & Charlie Ruppert, Patty West, Paul Eltzroth, Paul Lubosch, Phyllis Buell, Phyllis Thomas, Polly Abell, Pop Pop And Grandma Pagel, Poppy, Granny, Bubbies, Rainey Voellinger, Ray Dean, Rayetta McWilliams, Rebecca Lindquist, Richard 'dick' Owen, Richard A. Wathen, Sr., Richard Love, Richard Love, Shawn Britt, Richard Owen, Richard Prael, Rita Mcwilliams, Robert Reeves & Al Hayes, Robert V Lacey, Roger Dodson, Rosaline Thorne, Rose Adams, Gail Karsen, Rose Marie Day, Ruth Carter Witt, Ruth Guy, Sam Spalding, Jr., Samuel Kernaghan, Sandy Knott, Virginia Abell, Helen Marie Langley, Sandy York, Sarah Fagnano, Selma & Earle Fritz, Selma Fritz, Sgt. Ryan Baumann/glo Beauvais, Sharon Hall, Sofia Turbush, Sue Kauffman, Tammy Hicks, Thelma Hall, Thelma Leirn, Thomas A. Reeson, Tom Servello, Uncle Daron, Uri, Uri A. Carpenter, Jr., V. Joann Ferrell, Vernon And Mary Ford, Vernon Ford, Kevin Lent, Viola Edwards, Violet Joan Shelow & Everett Shelow, Virginia Johnson, Robbie Johnson, Virginia Redding (ms. Sue), Wanda Farrell, William Essick

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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