Attention SPHS Runners: Race With A Purpose


The fourth annual Stefanie Ashdown “Do Your Best” 5K fundraiser is just around the corner, on September 19, and the Stef Ripple nonprofit is recruiting Severna Park High School (SPHS) runners to participate in the cause. The nonprofit is named for Ashdown, a 1996 SPHS cross country runner, who later died of ovarian cancer. What better way to honor Ashdown’s spirit than to have SPHS cross country runners participating in this year’s 5K.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s participants are running independently and submitting their times. Register online by going to The fee is $30 for the virtual 5K run or virtual 1-mile walk. A family/group discount of $5 is available to groups of four or more. All registrants will receive a tech race shirt.

Are you ready, runners? Don’t forget to spread the word. For more information, visit


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