First Annual Marcus Ford 5K Run/Walk Celebration:

Date: September 28, 2013
Time: 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Venue: Huckleberry Trail
Cost: $15.00
Description: The first annual Marcus Ford 5K Run/Walk Celebration will be held on Saturday, September 28th starting at the Huckleberry Trail at the NRV Mall in Christiansburg, Virginia.

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.

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. To date, two scholarships have been given.

Race Day Schedule:
- 7:00 am - Race Day Registration Begins
- 10:00 am - 5K Begins

Please mark your calendars! There will be a lot of things happening at this event. Plan to arrive early! Planning is still in the works. Please visit Marcus’ website at often for updates.

Registration is $15 per person and t-shirt are available for purchase for an additional $10.

Online pre-registration is available at:
Registration will also be available at our booth at the Wilderness Festival and starting at 7 am day of the race.

For more information, visit: or or contact at or 540-392-2189.