Please join us in our 2nd virtual On Your Marc 5k Run/Walk in memory of Staff Sgt. Marc J. Small and to support Small Steps in Speech.
About: On Your Marc 5K Run/Walk celebrates the life of SSG Marc J. Small, a Collegeville, PA (suburb of Philadelphia) resident killed in action in 2009 while serving as a Special Forces Medic in Afghanistan. The event benefits Small Steps in Speech, a nonprofit bearing Marc's last name, started by Marc's fiancee Amanda Charney-Berardi, which assists children with communicative disorders.
When: August 1st - 8th (On Your Marc is traditionally held the first weekend in August to celebrate Marc's August 4th birthday). Run your 5k with family, friends, fur-babies, neighborhood run group, crossfit gym, teammates, and so on anytime between August 1st and August 8th (you have 1 week to support a great cause and honor our hero!!!)
How: Not familiar with the world of virtual racing, no worries. Find a nice 5k loop, out-back route, trail, treadmill, or grab your family and friends to run or walk a one mile loop in your neighborhood 3 times. We suggest using Strava, Map my run, RunKeeper, Nike + Run Club, or any other app you may use to track your fitness to accurately map out your route. Record your race result by responding to an automated text that will be sent out Aug 1st or by uploading your time at our race sign up page, under results. Should you have any questions at all please reach out to Race Director Mary MacFarland at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shawn Wherry at email@example.com.
Where: This is a virtual race, so have fun, be creative, and enjoy completing the race wherever you are located. Should you find yourself in/near Eagleville, PA, the original On Your Marc route is uploaded below. (Please be cognizant of Lower Providence Township's messaging on social gatherings at the time of the race day and that the first leg on Ridge Pike is on a busy road with minimal shoulder). Upload your race-day photos with your On Your Marc gear from this race or previous races to the On Your Marc Facebook page and tag your location and build camaraderie with your fellow racers!
Prizes: Top overall female and male times will receive free entry into next years On Your Marc 5k Run (race results will be announced by Aug 10th)
Early bird registration: 5/1 - 6/30 = $30.00 per person
Registration: 7/1 - 8/8 = $35.00 per person
*(A processing fee incurs for each registration. However, you can register multiple friends, family members, or teammates under one registration!!!)
Sponsorships: Interested in being a race sponsor? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (215) 450-0478.
**100% of your registration supports children throughout the U.S. with speech and language needs.
***Donations are gratefully accepted via the red button at the top right of this page.
****For 2021 we have included an option to purchase your very own Small Steps in Speech "Leave your Marc" t-shirt.
For more information on Small Steps in Speech please follow this link http://smallstepsinspeech.org
To learn more about our hero Marc J. Small and his legacy please follow this link http://www.smallstepsinspeech.org/about-us/our-inspiration/
Bracket/Division Details & Fees:
On Your Marc 5kFor any information please email email@example.comActivity Starts: 8/1/2021 00:00 - Activity Ends: 8/8/2021 23:59Registration opens : 5/1/2021 00:00Activity type: Virtual raceRequires Date of BirthRequires phone numberGiveaway(s): T-Shirt