It’s eight 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.

This year the world is a different place, and our community dynamics have changed — but we all still need to support each other. To show we care. To get out and enjoy each other’s company, safely. And, to just kick up our heels and let loose, even for an hour.

What’s Happening? 

How do I Participate?

When and Where?

How Much?

Are there Prizes?

Can I Contribute?

The 2020 MarcUS for Change 5K Walk and Run

This year it’s a fun 5K, to ensure the safety of all. No timing and no competition. We are signing up Team Captains, who will put together rosters of 5 – 10 team members and coordinate the logistics for their group with an assigned SPEF Race Marshall.

You and your team have a week, September 17th – 24th, to run or walk one of several courses charted throughout the City of Stamford (or you can create your own).

It’s FREE for all participants who want to show their support for public education and SPEF’s impactful programs being delivered in all 21 of our schools!

Sure! Submit photos: best team costume, funniest team photo (or video), most school spirit, and more. T-shirts for all!

Yes!  We appreciate and need your support. To learn how you can become a sponsor contact Lynn Tusa at  You can also make a donation by Clicking Here.

Click here to see our previous US Days!