Welcome to My Half Marathon/5K Page!
My name is Jon Sevel and I am the Co-Founder of the MD Half Marathon and 5K. Nine years ago my friend Mike Greenebaum and I set out to put together an event to raise money for the University of Maryland Greenbaum Cancer Center. To date this event has raised almost 2.5 Million Dollars and our race is now the largest fundraiser year after year for the Cancer Center. We, along with thousands of runners make a difference.
This year i have had WAY too many of my friends touched by cancer. It is TRULY alarming. Some are still battling, some have beat it for now and, unfortunately, I have attended too many funerals of my friends who have battled but have lost... I was at a funeral of a young lady that was cut down after a 3 year battle at the age of 41...leaving behind a husband and 2 small children. The ONLY way to end this disease is to fight it with research and incredibly talented Doctors and Nurses. That costs money! In this climate of budget cuts, raisng money for the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center is now more important than ever! There is so much work to be done!
Please support me as I run again this year! I have trained all winter for the race! The young lady, whose funeral I attended, was a runner. She ran the NYC Marathon multiple times. She would have given ANYTHING to be able to run again... I hope she is running with wings now...
Maryland Half Marathon & 5K