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McDonogh Run Pays Tribute to Longtime Track and Field Coach

The Coach Jerry Martin Memorial Cross Country Run is at McDonogh School Sunday morning.

Athletes have a chance to celebrate a man who gave his life to track and field this weekend at in Owings Mills.

Running Maryland and Holabird Sports plan to host "Conquer The Course: The Coach Jerry Martin Memorial Cross Country Run" 9 a.m. Sunday. The 5K run covers McDonogh’s campus and cross-country course.

Martin began his track and field coaching career at in 1968 before going to , where coached for more than 25 years. He was celebrated as a mentor and earned 32 titles in his career. Martin passed away from a heart attack in May 2012 at age 66.

“You could tell Jerry had a profound effect on his runners,” former colleague Sol Schwartz said in a press release. “When he worked at Holabird Sports, tons of his past athletes would come into Holabird Sports just to visit him.”

Athletes can register on the day of the race or at runningmaryland.com.

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