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The 5th Annual 5K for the Arts

We are gearing up for this year's 5K.

Please join us for another fantastic fundraising and community building event.

See details below; check this page at the start of the 2018-2019 school year to register for the race/walk.


We are currently seeking corporate sponsors for this event. If you are interested in supporting the Fine Arts Department please review our 5K Donor Letter.

For more information, questions, concerns, please contact the Fine Arts Coordinator at


The 5th Annual 5K for the Arts

WHO: 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 13, 2018 -- 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.

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 4th Annual 5K for the Arts.

This year, over 300 students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and family members ran and we are proud to share that the event was a huge success with the total fundraising amount of approximately $70,000.00!

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

Our 2017 Sponsors

SILVER DONOR - $500.00
  • CCIS, Butler, PA
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
  • Crown Trophy, Waldorf, MD
  • The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, College Park, MD
  • Starbucks, Forestville, MD
  • Wegman's, Lanham, MD
  • Costco, Lanham, MD
  • Arby's, Forestville, MD
  • 5 Guys, Clinton, MD
THANK YOU to our Faculty & Staff who supported our 5K for the Arts
  • Dr. Marco Clark & Mrs. Peggy Clark
  • Ms. Dian Carter
  • Mr. Jim Monahan
  • Mr. Marty Keithline & Mrs. Victoria Keithline
  • Mrs. Mary Mitchell-Donahue
  • Mr. Anthony Conto
  • Ms. Francine Amos Hardy
  • Ms. Rhoda Sutton
  • Mr. Victor Bah
  • Ms. Michele Vicino-Coleman and Mr. Coleman
  • Mrs. Abigail Greer
  • Ms. Amy Belinky
  • Ms. Amanda Saunders
  • Mr. Justin McClain
  • Ms. Linda Corley
  • Mrs. Jan Steeger


We want to congratulate the winners of the 2017 race:

Fastest Boy Runners
  1. Darius Moore - 21:26
  2. Terance Hare - 22:09
  3. Jeremiah Awoseye - 22:51
Fastest Girl Runners
  1. Korine Devitt - 30:25
  2. Gabriela Adamo - 33:46
  3. Faith Harden - 33:47
Fastest Adult Male
  1. Mr. Alexander Broome - 23:39
  2. Mr. Justin McClain - 24:08
  3. Mr. Marty Keithline - 24:40
Fastest Adult Female
  1. Ms. Abigail Greer - 25:21
  2. Ms. Tracy Ashton - 34:03
  3. Swafia Ames - 35:42
Top Fundraisers:
Shawn Pelote - $971.00
Eric Wilson - $905.00
Mark Roscoe - $800.00
Andres-Benjamin Tinio - $760.00
J'TA Freeman - $734.50
Congratulations to all students, winners, and fundraisers!
Enjoy the video and slideshow below from 2016:

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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