4th Annual Brad Schoener Memorial Fund 5K Run/Walk and Music Marathon

 Saturday, May 19th
5K Run/Walk – registration begins at 8:30am – Run/Walk begins at 10am

On Saturday, May 19th, the 4th Annual Brad Schoener Memorial Fund 5K Run/Walk and Music Marathon will take place at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.

The all-day extravaganza, which supports the Brad Schoener Musical Fund, supervised by the Upper Darby Arts and Education Foundation,  kicks off with the 5K Run/Walk through Arlington Cemetery at 10am (registration begins at 8:30am) and continues through 9pm featuring music, food and refreshments, raffles, silent auction, demonstrations of musical instruments and a musical instrument drive and raffle. More than 50 performing groups participate including the headliner Chico’s Vibe, The Marple Newtown and Merion Concert Bands, The Upper Darby Sousa Band, and various Upper Darby School District music ensembles. A Rock and Roll Lunch is served as well as a Jazz Dinner. Even the Philly Phanatic will make an appearance!

Brad Schoener was an inspirational music teacher who impacted thousands of students in the Upper Darby School District. He was the kind of teacher who would find old instruments at yard sales and thrift shops, rehab them, and pass them along to students who couldn’t afford their own.

The Music Marathon grew out of an idea Brad’s to create an event that was a celebration of music of all kinds with professionals and students sharing music together. Brad lost a five year battle with cancer in March 2009 but will never be forgotten by the countless of students and audience members whose lives he enriched.

To learn more about the 5K Run/Walk and the Music Marathon, including registration information and fees, visit www.udmusicmarathon.org.

For more information:   www.udmusicmarathon.org

Location:      Upper Darby Performing High School – 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill (Run registration) – 5K Run/Walk Arlington Cemetery

This event is appropriate for:  the whole family