10th Annual Tom LaMonica Memorial 5K Trail Run & Festival

Saturday October 3rd, 2020

Parkton, MD

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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!

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.

Saturday, October 3rd, 2020

Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center

Race day registration: 2:30 pm
Race begins: 4:00 pm


Early Bird Registration (Individual): $30 through July 31st

Registration (individual): $35 starting on August 1st

Team: $25 (per runner)

In Spirit: $30 (You're crazy if you think I'm running; but I will donate.)

All registrations include a t-shirt and admission into the Fall Family Fun Day

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

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.

Packet Pick Up and Race Day Registration:

On-site begininning at 2:30 p.m.


Top three male and female overall
Top three male and female within each age group: Under 15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Team with most entrants


The 5K trail course 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 places 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.


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.

Race Distances

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1 Mile Walk Click to Find Out Register »
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In Spirit Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center, Parkton, MD

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