This year on September 9, 2023, Little Flower School will be hosting its 8th Annual LFS Patriot Day 5K. At Little Flower School, our commitment to the growth of the whole child is achieved through a focus on our core values: faith, knowledge, and service. This event complements our environment that encourages service to each other, our school, and our community.
This annual event is held each year near Patriot Day to honor our local patriots- military, firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians, and members of the medical industry. Participants are invited to run or walk the 5K on site beginning at Little Flower School or to participate virtually from wherever they are, if preferred. Children 10 & under are invited to participate in our 1-mile Kids' Run on our Little Flower School grounds.
All registrants are given an opportunity to vote for a St. Mary’s County “Patriot Organization of the Year” which will receive 15% percent of the event’s proceeds. Nominations are also solicited on our website for the “Patriot of the Year,” selected by our middle school students and recognized at our opening ceremony. An additional 10% of our proceeds will be donated to the charity of the winner’s choice. Past events have generated >$8,000.00 for Hollywood Fire Department, Second District VFD & Rescue Squad, Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, Catholic Charities, St. Baldrick Foundation Peyton Hero Fund, Charlotte Hall Veteran’s Home, Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation, and Leonardtown Rescue Squad.
Event details and schedule
Packet pickup and late registration will be at Little Flower school on Friday, Sept 8, 2023 from 4:00pm- 6:00pm and Saturday, Sept 9, 2023 from 6:30am-8:00am.
Race day schedule:
8:00 Opening Ceremony
8:15 1-mile Kids' Run
8:30 5K Run and Walk
Participants in the Virtual 5K can run or walk anywhere on Sept 9, 2023 and email their results with a screenshot of their app to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59pm Sept 9, 2023.
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more information, opportunities for special prizes, and a periodic vote tally of the Patriot Organization of the Year!
If your business would like to sponsor this event, send us a FB message or an email at email@example.com.