St. Mary's City, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland men's and women's cross country teams circled the track on the St. Mary's City campus 784 times and raised $3064 in conjunction with their Second Annual 24-Hour Run to benefit the Southern Maryland Vacation for Vets organization and fundraise for the cross country program on Friday-Saturday, April 8-9.
This year's 24-Hour Run kicked off at 10:00 am on Friday with available team members completing the first lap. For the next 24 hours, there was always at least one member of the team on the track running while the other team members provided encouragement. The teams had run 196 miles and endured several significant downpours by the time the entire team completed their last lap at 10:00 am on Saturday.
The Seahawks raised $3,064 which will be equally divided between Southern Maryland Vacation for Vets and the cross country programs. St. Mary's has risen over $7,400 during its two 24-Hour Runs and completed 1,539 laps for 384.75 miles.
Tom Fisher, the Seahawk cross country mentor, said, "The members of the St. Mary's men's and women's cross country teams took great pride in completing this community service and fundraising event. They certainly look forward to completing a similar event in 2012 with continued support from family and friends of Seahawk cross country."