Mark's Run

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 15th annual Mark’s Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, May 1, 2016, as part of Landon’s 63rd annual Azalea Garden Festival. We had a great turnout despite the rain, and we look forward to seeing everyone next year!

Mark’s Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run is held each year in memory of alumnus Mark Ferris ’94, who lost his battle with heart disease complicated by juvenile diabetes in 1999. Thank you to all of our participants and volunteers who helped to make the event such a success.

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On December 13, 1999, a lifelong struggle against heart disease and juvenile diabetes overtook Mark Ferris ’94. A beloved brother, son, classmate and friend, Mark’s strength in fighting diabetes taught those around him that life is not measured in years but in character. Mark’s character — of laughter, kindness, patience, and love — will be remembered always.


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