The Donate Life Family Fun Run has been celebrating the lives of donors and transplant recipients for fourteen years. A 5k and 1K run/walk, our goal is to raise awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation and celebrate the generosity of donors and their families. Proceeds from the Donate Life Family Fun Run benefit The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland’s community outreach and education efforts, as well as our aftercare program and workshops for donor families.

Each year, donor families and friends, transplant recipients, waitlist candidates, living donors, hospital partners, and supporters of our mission come together as a community and participate in the Donate Life Family Fun Run. In addition to raising funds, the Fun Run is a great way to celebrate life, second chances, and the generosity of organ, eye, and tissue donors.


Join us to run, walk, or simply celebrate the incredible community of Marylanders who support life and hope through donation.



Why We Walk and Run

Each year, participants at the Donate Life Family Fun Run are invited to share why THEY walk and run in support of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

The Why We Walk/Run installation at the event is a wonderful display of love, generosity, support, and hope for all those impacted by donation and transplantation.

Want to share your reason? Visit the Why We Walk/Run booth at the event and fill out one of our chalkboard signs to add to the public display. Feel free to bring a printed photo to further personalize your message!

Want to share your story online? Visit and submit.

Want to honor or support your loved one during the event? Purchase a dedication sign to be displayed at the finish line. Order via The LLF Store.


Check out recap videos from

every year of Fun Run!

History of

The Donate Life Family Fun Run


As the organ procurement organization (OPO) for Maryland (with the exception of Montgomery, Prince George's, and Charles Counties), The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland (The LLF) facilitates donation and transplantation in area hospitals, provides donor family support, and educates hospitals and the general public about the life-saving power of organ, eye, and tissue donation.

We are passionate about saving and enhancing lives while honoring the legacy and generosity of our donors and their families.

Donate Life Maryland (DLMD) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving and enhancing lives by registering organ, eye and tissue donors. DLMD was established in 2007 by The Living Legacy Foundation of Maryland, the Medical Eye Bank of Maryland, and Washington Regional Transplant Community.