9th Annual MarcUS for Change 5K Virtual Walk & Run

September 20 – 26

It’s been nine years since the McInerney family partnered with the Stamford Public Education Foundation for the first annual 5K run/walk inspired by the life and memory of Marcus Dixon McInerney, a Stamford High School graduate.

The world is a different place and our community dynamics have changed, but we all still need to support each other.  This year, the 9th Annual MarcUS for Change 5K Walk & Run will be offered in the form of a virtual walk/run with a team and a course of your choice.

How it works:

Gather a team and assign a Team Leader to participate in our 5K walk/run on your own time.  Have fun and spend time with your friends, family or colleagues while supporting a great cause.  Run a pre-charted course throughout the City of Stamford (or create your own).  Registration is FREE.

Registration is now closed

Note: if you are participating as an individual, please list your name as the Team Leader.

Become a Sponsor


Show your school spirit on social media and help win the MarcUS for Change Spirit Award!

Every year, one Stamford Public School wins the MarcUS for Change SPIRIT AWARD for having the highest percentage of affiliated participants at the MarcUS for Change 5K Walk & Run.  This year, since the competition is virtual, we are counting social media posts.  Every post counts as an entry and submissions can be made by anyone – teachers, coaches, family members, alumni, etc.

The winning school’s PTO will receive $500 from SPEF, and they need it now more than ever.  Plus, your school gets the SPIRIT AWARD trophy and bragging rights for a year!

How to enter:

  1. Follow us on whichever social media platform you are entering the contest with!  We are accepting submissions on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  2. Post a photo or video on your page before, after or during your 5K Walk/Run. We are not accepting submissions via stories.
  3. Use the hashtag #SPEF5K and @tag us
  4. Either @tag or #hashtag the school you are representing – this is important!
  5. Every post is an entry and there is no limit on the number of submissions

**If you are posting on Facebook or Instagram, you must ensure that your profile or post is PUBLIC**

Send us your posts between September 20-26.  The winner will be announced on Monday, September 27 at 4 p.m. EDT.

2021 MarcUS for Change 5K Team Contests

  • Silliest Video
  • Best Team Mascot or Pet
  • MVT: Most Valuable Team – for the team who can raise the most donations

Submissions and donations must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, September 27.

Winners announced via email to Team Captains and posted on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Submit your photos and videos here.


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Stamford Team

Congratulations to our 2020 Award Winners

  • Team Spirit Award: Deloitte
  • Best Team Name: run-O-mania
  • Silliest Photo: The Supermoms
  • Silliest Video: Cradle-to-Career
  • School Spirit Award: Strawberry Hill School
  • Best Team Mascot/Pet: Kids Helping Kids YAC!
  • Most Valuable Team: Zing Team
5BA5F51E-D77F-4E4B-8CA4-B940BDCB6CA2 - Sudhanva Ramesh
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runn p2 - chalasani Beashagnya

MarcUS for Change 5K 2020 Team Photos

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