Servicemembers, veterans, and their families are invited to a Military Appreciation Fair and Fun Run on Saturday, May 5 at the Academic Center at Largo.

The event offers an optional, family-friendly Fun Run with pictures at the finish line; one-on-one academic advising on a first-come, first-serve basis; and the opportunity to speak with veterans service organizations and local employers. Walkers and runners are welcome, and the event includes a kid's lap for children 12 and under (accompanied by an adult).

The registration fee for the Fun Run is $25 and will go toward the Veterans Assistance Fund. Advance registration and payment is required. The fee is non-refundable and the event subject to the weather. Children under 12 are free with a paid, registered adult.

In the spirit of Military Appreciation Month, this event will honor One2One mentors, SALUTE Honor Society members, and soon-to-be graduates. A lunch catered by MISSION BBQ will provide time to chat with UMUC students and faculty members.


  • 8–9 a.m.: Check in at the registration table at the UMUC Academic Center at Largo.
  • 9–10:45 a.m.: Participate in the family-friendly Fun Run (paid registrants only).
  • 9–11:30 a.m.: Network with Veterans Service Organizations, local employers, and UMUC faculty and students.
  • 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Enjoy a BBQ lunch and attend a ceremony recognizing soon-to-be graduates, One2One mentors, and SALUTE Honor Society members.

If you require a special accommodation to fully participate in this event, contact Accessibility Services at or 240-684-2287. Please allow a minimum of 72 hours before the event to arrange the accommodation.

This event is an activity of the University System of Maryland Foundation, Inc. (USM Foundation). Funds earned or contributed will be managed by the USM Foundation for the benefit of University of Maryland University College's Veterans Assistance Fund. You may be able to claim a charitable tax deduction for the amount in excess of the estimated fair market value ($26.49 per participant).