Tom LaMonica Genesee Valley 5K Trail Run & 1 Mile Walk

  • Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center 1717 Rayville Road Parkton, MD 21120

Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center is a nonprofit organization founded by Tom LaMonica in 1981. Tom was a teacher and coach at Friends School of Baltimore and passionately served as our leader until his passing in September 2010.  

This 5K run is a memorial to our founder and our biggest fundraising event! So, join us on Saturday, June 4th to help support the scholarship fund for students who could not otherwise afford to attend Genesee Valley.

Tom built Genesee Valley to provide a space for groups to become better teammates and classmates through physical challenges. We continue that tradition today by offering Summer Camp and Team building programs to students and adults that focus on communication, confidence building, persistence, leadership, and creative problem solving.

Proceeds from this event support our scholarship fund for students who could not otherwise afford to attend Genesee Valley. Scholarship students either participate in our Team building programs with their class as a school field trip or attend a full week of Summer Camp.

Online Registration is now closed. Registration is available on race day.


ENTRY FEES

Individual: $35 

Team (5 or more runners): $25 per runner

In Spirit (if you are not going to run, but want to donate): $30

All registration includes a t-shirt

Click here for a printable mail-in registration form.

There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.


Race Information


Packet Pick-Up

Race Day
Beginning at 7am


Team Challenge

Gather a group, make a creative team name, and enter to become eligible for the team prize. The team with the most participants wins. Teams must consist of 5 or more people and can be made of any group of people (i.e. friends, family, college/high school team or club, GV alumni, etc.). Indicate the name of your team on the registration form. All members can register separately, but be sure everyone writes the exact same team name to be qualified. 


Awards

Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers; top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+; team with the most entrants.


Course

The 5K trail is a challenging, but beautiful course that winds its way through the woods, trails, fields, and ponds on our 150 acre property.

The 1 mile walk also takes place along the trails and fields of Genesee Valley.


Event Guidelines

Please no baby joggers, strollers, roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, pets or headphones allowed on the race course. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your race number to another participant. 

Note: Pets are not allowed on property.


Volunteers

We need volunteers to help us with many tasks throughout the morning of the race: setting up the check-in tables, taking photos, distributing water, and much more. We could also use some help getting the course ready the couple weeks prior to the race. 

Email us if you are interested in helping.


Beneficiary

Proceeds from this event support our scholarship fund for students who could not otherwise afford to attend Genesee Valley. Scholarship students either participate in our Team building programs with their class as a school field trip or attend a full week of Summer Camp.


If you are looking for more information or have any questions, please contact Charm City Run Events