The 4th Annual 5K for the Arts

5K for the Arts





This Annual Fundraising event provides unprecedented support for the Fine Arts at Bishop McNamara. Please consider registering today to support our Department. 



5K for the Arts BMHS Fine Arts DepartmentWHO: Hosted by BMHS Fine Arts Department -- Open to all BMHS students, current BMHS Parents and immediate family members, BMHS Faculty & Staff, and BMHS/LRHS Alumni. 

WHEN: Saturday, October 14, 2017 -- Check-in begins at 8:00 AM; Race begins at 9:00 AM

WHERE: Watkins Regional Park, in Upper Marlboro MD

Registration Fee for all Non-Fine Arts participants is $40.00 -- Current BMHS Students receive 50% discount.

All participants must register in advance online. Registration closes on Friday, September 29, 2017, 12:00 noon. 

Note: Current BMHS Fine Arts Students who are utilizing this as a fundraiser do not need to register and pay this fee - a separate form will be distributed for Fine Arts student fundraising registration. 

Questions? Send any questions to Michele Vicino-Coleman, Fine Arts Coordinator & FADE Adviser, at

Thank Yous

We want to thank and congratulate the Students, Staff, Faculty, and Community for their continued support of the 5K for the Arts Event.

Last year, over 400 students ran and we are proud to share that the event was a huge success with the total fundraising amount of approximately $82,000.00!

We also want to thank our donors and sponsors for all their support. Please consider giving these organizations your business.

Our 2016 Sponsors

GOLD DONOR - $1,000.00
  • Wing Heaven, District Heights, MD
SILVER DONOR - $500.00
  • CCIS, Butler, PA
  • Gailes' Violin Shop, College Park, MD
  • Shipley & Horne, Largo , MD
BRONZE DONOR - $250.00
  • Florida Indian River Groves, Inc., Vero Beach, FL
  • Loyola Retreat House, Faulkner, MD
  • Rita’s, Forestville, MD
  • Jesse Kirkland, BMHS Class of 2008
  • Applebee's, Forestville, MD
  • Crown Trophy, Waldorf, MD
  • Giant Food, Temple Hills, MD
  • Rita's, Forestville, MD
  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
  • Wegman's, Lanham, MD
  • Panera Bread, Waldorf, MD
  • Honey Baked Ham, Forestville, MD
  • Costco, Brandywine, MD
  • Arby's, Forestville, MD
  • Chipotle, Clinton, MD
  • 5 Guys, Clinton, MD
THANK YOU to our Faculty & Staff who supported our 5K for the Arts
  • Dr. Marco Clark & Mrs. Peggy Clark
  • Dr. Robert Van der Waag & Mrs. Julie Van der Waag
  • Mr. Jim Monahan
  • Mr. Bob Mendiola & Mrs. Susanne Mendiola
  • Mr. & Mrs. Francisco Leonard
  • Mr. Marty Keithline & Mrs. Vicki Keithline
  • Mrs. Mary Mitchell-Donahue
  • Ms. Rhoda Sutton
  • Mrs. LaSandra Hayes
  • Mr. Garry Imes
  • Mr. Justin McClain
  • Mrs. Jan Steeger

We want to congratulate the winners of the 2016 race:

Fastest Male Runners
  1. Ellion Trotman (23:14)
  2. Donte Wheeler (23:16)3
  3. Caleb Payton (24:20)
Fastest Female Runners
  1. Jalyn Hill (25:52)
  2. Nyela Williams (25:58)
  3. Sydney Haynes (26:05)
Fastest Faculty
  1. Mr. Marty Keithline
  2. Mr. Justin McClain
  3. Mr. Garry Imes

Students raised huge amounts for each program. Here is the breakout of the fundraising with the top fundraisers of 2016:

Theatre Program
  • Students raised almost $4,002.00
  • Top Fundraiser - Jordyn Young - $250.00
Traditional African Music & Dance Program
  • Students raised almost $9403.00
  • Top Fundraiser - Kiyarah Hamilton - $335.00
Classical Dance Program
  • Students raised $15,974.01
  • Top Fundraiser - Nailah Chambers - $309.01
Choir Program
  • Students raised $16,275.00
  • Top Fundraiser(s)
    • Kayla Adam - $700.00
    • Dareon Briscoe - $700.00
    • Debra Henderson - $700.00
Band & Orchestra Program
  • Students raised almost $35,113.00
  • Top Fundraiser - Nala Washington - $800.00

Congratulations to all students, winners, and fundraisers! Enjoy the video and slideshow below.

The event has been captured in a picture slideshow and YouTube video. Enjoy.

Bishop McNamara High School
6800 Marlboro Pike, Forestville, MD 20747
Phone: 301.735.8401
Fax: 301.735.0934
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