10/14: Marcus Ford Memorial 5K Run/Walk

The Fifth Annual Marcus Ford Memorial 5K Run / Walk Celebration will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 on the Huckleberry Trail entrance closest to the New River Valley Mall’s Kohl’s.

• 9:00 am – Day of Registration Starts
• 11:00 am – 5K Starts

Proceeds from the Marcus Ford Memorial 5K Run / Walk Celebration provide scholarships to a deserving senior at Christiansburg High School each spring in Marcus’ memory. This is our only fundraiser each year.

Every child in attendance will receive special recognition. Door prizes will be given out and the Runabout Sports Finish Line is back again.

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.

Monies raised from the Marcus Ford Annual Run/Walk 5K’s will go to his scholarship. The Marcus Allen Ford Memorial Scholarship Fund is given each spring at Christiansburg High School to a graduating senior who exemplifies the person that Marcus was to everyone he met.

For more information, visit http://www.marcusford.org or https://www.facebook.com/events/409446172743474/ or https://www.facebook.com/fundraising4MarcusFordScholarship/ or email: tracey3610@yahoo.com or call 540-392-2189.