Ninth Annual Maryland Half Marathon And 5K Races Set For May 13 At Maple Lawn
More than $3 million has been raised to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center since the inception of the event in 2009
BALTIMORE, MD (April 18, 2017) – Maple Lawn, a 600-acre mixed-use business community situated in Howard County, will be the site of the ninth annual Maryland Half Marathon & 5K races benefitting the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center. Scheduled for Saturday, May 13, St. John Properties, Inc. is the presenting sponsor for the Half Marathon and BRG Healthcare is the primary sponsor of the 5K race. Baltimore-based Greenebaum Enterprises is the master developer of Maple Lawn, and St. John Properties is a partner in the development of the multi-story class ‘A’ office and flex/R&D product. Upon completion, the community will consists of more than 1.6 million square feet of commercial office, medical and retail space, more than 1,300 housing units, and features a Main Street area that combines restaurants, office space and complementary retail.
“Maple Lawn has proven to be the perfect venue to stage this running festival that attracts participants from throughout the Baltimore-Washington, D.C.-Northern Virginia region, led by its strategic position within the common market corridor, the scenic running routes that weave through the community and the presence of free parking fields that provides convenience for the runners and volunteers,” explained Richard Williamson, Senior Vice President of Leasing & Marketing for St. John Properties. “We value our sponsorship relationship with this annual race and fundraiser, given our close partnership with Greenebaum Enterprises in the continuing development of Maple Lawn, coupled with our recognition of the tremendous financial resources that are generated from this race to support the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center.”
The Maryland Half Marathon receives strong participation from the local residential and commercial brokerage industry, with professionals working with companies including CBRE, First Potomac Realty Trust, NAI KLNB, St. John Properties and TriAlliance Commercial Real Estate Services traditionally competing each year.
“I circle this date on my calendar every year because the events are extremely organized and well-attended, the course is both challenging and visually appealing, and it is important to engage in events that support a tremendous cause that benefits people in our community,” stated Mike Roden, Senior Vice President, Brokerage Services for CBRE, who lives in Maple Lawn and has participated in the race for the past four years. “The support demonstrated each year from the local real estate industry is gratifying and helps keep me motivated and passionate to continue my involvement.”
Michael Greenebaum of Greenebaum Enterprises and Jon Sevel of CoastTec, LLC initiated the idea for the Maryland Half Marathon in 2009, after realizing their joint passion for running and the goal to increase support for the Cancer Center, which is named in honor of Greenebaum’s parents, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum. The race is expected to draw more than 1,800 participants this year. On-line registration is available at www.sjpi.com/marathon
More than $3 million has been raised in the past eight years to support the Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center, which recently received the National Cancer Institute’s top designation as a comprehensive cancer center.
St. John Properties, Inc., founded in 1971, owns and has developed more than 18 million square feet of flex/R&D, office, retail and warehouse space in Maryland, Colorado, Louisiana, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Utah and Wisconsin. For more information about the company, visit www.sjpi.com