2019 Marcus Ford 5k Run / Walk Celebration
Venue: New River Valley Mall, Christiansburg
Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Event Types: Sports, Family Friendly, Charity
Cost: $20.00
The 6th Annual Marcus Ford Memorial 5K Run / Walk Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2019 on the Huckleberry Trail entrance closest to the New River Valley Mall's Kohl's.

• 10:00 am - Day of Registration Starts
• 11:00 am - 5k Starts

Run, walk or hangout and celebrate the life of Marcus Ford and help raise CPVT awareness!

Proceeds from the Marcus Ford Memorial 5K Run / Walk Celebration benefit the scholarship fund in his memory. Each year the Marcus Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund provides a scholarship to a graduating senior at Christiansburg High School that exemplifies the person that Marcus was to everyone he met. This is our only fundraiser each year.

Every child in attendance will receive special recognition. Door prizes will be given out.

Marcus Ford graduated from Christiansburg High School in 2007 and from James Madison University in 2011. He accepted a job in his senior year in college with Grant Thornton as a consultant in Alexandria, VA.

Sadly, Marcus and his family found out while he was a junior in college that he had a hereditary heart disease called CPVT. Marcus passed away on March 17, 2012 in Arlington, VA from this disease. The minutes that have passed since that day are very hard to face but we know that Marcus has a new heart now. Because of his love for sports and how he loved running we have created the Marcus Ford Annual Run/Walk 5K Celebration. We cannot think about Marcus without thinking about a celebration of the person he was and the thousands of lives that he touched.

The cost is a $20.00 donation for each participant and can be made online in advance or the day of the 5k. Additional donations are always welcome.

To register online, visit: http://www.marcusford.org/5K/2018/2018_5k.html.

To view the event flyer, visit: hhttps://i.imgur.com/YDuvFcC.jpg.

For more information, visit http://www.marcusford.org or https://www.facebook.com/fundraising4MarcusFordScholarship/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/372366890210754/ or email: tracey3610@yahoo.com or call 540-392-2189.
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