Register for the 2019 Highlander "Mike Zook Memorial" 5k

Join McLean High School and community in the annual "Mike Zook Memorial" Highlander 5k Run/Walk

Mike Zook came to McLean in 2011 after serving as a teacher at both Lanier middle school and Robinson Secondary School and as an administrator at Hughes middle school.  Even as an administrator, Mike always found a way to be with his students.  He loved walking the halls of McLean and popping into classrooms to check in on how the students were engaged in learning. He enjoyed his annual DECA trips for students to showcase their academic talents.

As a former coach himself, Mike loved to cheer the students on from the sidelines of all the sporting events and offer up words of encouragement and wisdom to the coaches. Mike never hesitated to express his belief in the importance of students participating in extracurricular activities.  He made it his personal mission to help struggling students to graduate and he loved working with teachers who demonstrated that same passion for students.  Most people can’t wait to retire but Mike LOVED his job and LOVED his students; he stayed for them.

Mike and the Zook family will forever be a part of the McLean Highlander Family.  His impact and inspiration will continue to serve students for years to come and his legacy will remain.


RACE DETAILS:  The 5k will start at 8:00 am on Saturday, May 11th. Be sure to arrive early to get a great parking spot and warm up for the race. Proceeds from this year's race will help support the sports and activities programs at McLean HS.

5k:   $25 until April 15. $30 from April 16-the close of online registration on May 8.
        $35 during packet pick up and on race day

5k for students
(18 & under) & school staff: $20 through April 15th,  $25 through May 8 and $30 during packet pick up and on Race Day

1 Mile Fun Run: $15 through Race Day

Online registration will close on Wednesday May 8th at 8:00 pm

PACKET PICK UP: will be available on Friday, May 10th from 3-5 pm in the McLean HS cafeteria and on race day on site starting at 7:00 am. 

AWARDS: will be given to the overall top male and female finishers and the top HS team. Be sure to sign up for your team during registration. 
All 12 & U 5k participants will receive a race ribbon. 

All participants will receive a commemorative shirt. Be sure to register by April 15 to be guaranteed a shirt. All runners registered after April 15 will receive shirts on a first come first serve basis. 

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I know that running can be a hazardous activity and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running, including, but not limited to, falls, weather conditions including high heat and/or humidity, contact with other participants, the effects of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Potomac River Running, Inc., Potomac River Running Charitable and Educational Events Inc., Commonwealth Race Management, Inc., and all event partners, sponsors and volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this race even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. Further, I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose without compensation to me. For safety reasons, I agree not to officiate with any of the following: Wheelchairs, strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets or headsets. I understand that there are no refunds should severe weather cancel the event. I further understand that this event may change date or location if required by local authorities. I agree that my email address will be added to the Potomac River Running and Commonwealth Race Management email list.