We are SO excited to be live again this year, and we thank you for your past participation in the LFS Patriot Day 5K! It seems appropriate that this year's race, commemorating the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, will fall on Saturday, September 11, 2021! Being together in person to honor the memories of those we lost that day will make this event even more meaningful.
The Race Committee is working on several new additions to the race—you won't want to miss them (especially the dry fit/tech fabric shirts for this special year!)
In addition to being live, we're continuing our Virtual 5K, so any out-of-town family members/friends (or busy in-town family and friends!) can still join us! "Why do a virtual 5K?" you might ask. Here are a few reasons!
Walk or run your 5K from anywhere in the world, indoors or out, day or night
You and/or your friends and family can participate even if not in Southern Maryland
No schedule conflicts with your niece’s wedding, your cross country meet, or your kid’s soccer practice
All on your terms while supporting two great causes AND you get to keep your LFS Patriot Day 5K t-shirt collection going!
We are so proud to announce that the "Patriot of the Year" ceremony is back!! We encourage everyone to submit a short nomination for your Patriot of the Year—tell us why they deserve this honor. Your Patriot could be a police officer, a firefighter OR could even be your neighbor that volunteers their time and talents to help others throughout the year. Nominations are read to our middle school students who then vote for this prestigious honor! 10% of the event's proceeds will be donated to the Patriot's charity of choice.
We will also continue our very popular "Patriot Organization of the Year!" Each participant gets to vote upon registration for a St. Mary’s County “Patriot Organization of the Year,” and 15% percent of the event’s proceeds will be donated to the service organization with the most votes. Thanks to you, our past Patriot of the Year winners have donated over $3,000 to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, Catholic Charities Hurricane Relief Fund, St. Baldrick Foundation Peyton Hero Fund, Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home, and Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.
Register and vote today at endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=76964034!
Post your pictures on social media using #channelyourinnerpatriot, and follow our Facebook page for chances to win special prizes.
Thank you again for your past support, and thank you in advance for running with us on Saturday, September 11, 2021 for the 6th Annual LFS Patriot Day 5K!
**AS A SPECIAL THANK YOU FOR YOUR PAST PARTICIPATION, USE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT CODE "EARLY21" THROUGH JULY 31, 2021 TO SAVE $5!!**
The LFS Patriot Day 5K Committee