Peter's Mardi Gras 5K
Come enjoy our Mardi Gras - themed 5K race and help raise money to support St. Mark’s very special preschool program. For 25 years the program has provided the only inclusive preschool education in our community where special needs children and typical children learn side by side. Children who are nurtured in this loving environment learn at an early age to accept and appreciate each other’s strengths and weaknesses and to celebrate what makes each child unique and special.
The race honors the memory of a very special St. Mark’s Preschool alum, Peter Andersen, who passed away at the age of 9 in 2008. Peter was born with muscular dystrophy. St. Mark’s Preschool made loving accommodations for him allowing his creativity and sharp mind to soar. St. Mark’s Preschool continues to offer families a warm, loving place where their children can grow and flourish in a compassionate, inclusive environment.