Nearly 300 people turned out Sunday morning for the first 5K run and 1-mile walk to honor the Bel Air High lacrosse coach who died earlier this year.
The race at Harford Community College, which organizers said they plan to hold annually, benefits the Scoop Kelly Memorial Foundation, through which scholarship will be awarded to a Bel Air High School student.
John "Scoop" Kelly II, who died just a few days before his 41st birthday, was a teacher and coach at Bel Air, and many of his former players and students ran Sunday's race.
Mr. Kelly's family was happy with the turnout.
"The turnout has been really great, amost 300," John Kelly, Mr. Kelly's father, said. "It says to us he affected a lot of people's lives, and in a good way that they were willing to come out and do all this work."