Phoebe Ward Memorial Run

Many members of the Severna Park community ran or walked in the annual Fight for Phoebe Memorial 5k Fun Run at Severna Park Elementary School.

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The Fight for Phoebe organization is dedicated to helping local people and families with hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).

Runners Nate Vandemeulebroecke, Garrison Clark, Colm O’Connor, James Loui, Matt Bateman, and Alex Chaisson of the SPHS XC team support the Fight for Phoebe Ward race.

Juniors Pat Fenn and Angela Gelfand start the 5k walk at Severna Park Elementary School.


John, the South African penguin from the National Zoo in Washington D.C. entertained runner’s before the start of the race.

Children get into race mode on the start line, eager to begin the 5k.

Junior Angela Gelfand gets her face painted by fellow junior Ryan Heine before the start of the race.