Student Life

Cancer Research 5K and Walk

West Nottingham Academy is hosting a Cancer Research 5K and Walk to support Ryan's Birthday Party Foundation, Inc. The event will be held on April 27, 2019 at Kilby Dairy Farm, located just minutes from West Nottingham's campus. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the race begins at 11 a.m. Participants are encouraged to dress in costume for the 5K run and walk. There will also be a variety of activities and games. All ages are welcome!  Click here to register.

West Nottingham is also pleased to partner with the Cecil Land Trust, which is hosting Cycle for Cecil on Saturday, April 27 at Fair Hill Natural Resource Area.
Who Are We?
West Nottingham Academy is a boarding and day private school in Colora, Maryland. We are a diverse community of young scholars and social activists who are eager to help the community around us.
What is the West Nottingham Cancer Research 5K?
The 5K is a student-organized community event at Kilby Dairy Farm benefiting Ryan’s Birthday Party Foundation, Inc. The event includes a costume run, activities, and games for participants of all ages and anyone who is willing to support our cause.
Why did we decide to do this?
The school community was moved by Mrs. Casteel’s story about the establishment of Ryan’s Birthday Party Foundation, Inc., an organization that provides costumes to children during their fight with cancer.  Many students came together and formed various committees responsible for specific tasks for the event. We are passionate about helping Ms. Casteel’s charity and engaging our local community.
How can you help?
An essential part of allowing this event to happen, and supporting the lives of numerous families and children who experience the challenges of living with cancer, is your financial support. We are looking for generous donors eager to help families, children, and their local community.
Questions? Please contact Sasha Skulsky or Jaylah B. '21.
WNA Cancer Research 5K and Walk to Support Ryan's Birthday Party Foundation, Inc.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Registration at 10 a.m., race begins at 11 a.m.

Location: Kilby Dairy Farm
785 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917

Registration: 10 a.m.
Race Time: 11 a.m.
All ages welcome!
Cost: $20 for a single runner
($30 on the day of the race)
Group discount: $10 per runner 
(for three or more runners)