Our 5K, Ligon’s Run, will be held on October 7, 2017.
The Ligon 5K Trail Run takes place on the scenic, rural campuses of Friends House Retirement Community and the Sandy Spring Friends School. Named in memory of beloved community leader John Ligon, the race takes runners through wooded footpaths, across a meandering stream and over the gently rolling hills of this historic community. Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers in the trail run. The entry fee is $28 per runner if registered by September 11 and $40 for event-day registration. Each pre-registered runner will receive a t-shirt and snacks. To register, click here.
There will also be a ¼ mile parade on a paved surface for race enthusiasts of all ages and abilities. Strollers, walkers and other assistive devices can be used in the parade—feel free to express yourself by decorating yours! Parade participants do not pay an entrance fee (although donations are always welcome ☺), but may purchase a t-shirt at the event, depending on availability.
If you would like to volunteer, call Erin Mitchell at 301-924-7523.
After crossing the finish line, you can visit Victory Village where you’ll be able to meet exhibitors offering resources, health information, and learn about upcoming activities.
All proceeds of the race will benefit Aging Well with Friends, a comprehensive wellness program for seniors in the Sandy Spring/Ashton/Olney area. For more information about Aging Well with Friends, click here.
Registration & Race Details
Register online by clicking here or by mailing a check to:
Ligon 5K Trail Run Friends House
17340 Quaker Lane Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Your t-shirt and bib will be available for pickup October 5th and 6th from 12:00 – 2:00 and 5:00 to 7:30 at Friends House.
The race will begin, rain or shine, at 9:00am. This is a trail run, so expect the unexpected—narrow paths, protruding roots, fallen leaves and acorns…you may even see some wildlife!