Join the Chatham Park community virtually for our 22nd annual Maniac Magee run and fundraiser! Registration is requested and donations are optional.

Between May 20 and May 30, 2020, run, bike, or walk for two miles. Registration and donations start now:




Running is free, but feel free to make a donation that will go equally towards the following charities:

  • Salvation Army: Norristown 
  • Havertown Food Banks: Earlington and Eagle Roads
  • Delaware County: Community action agencies in Chester 

Wear a previous Maniac Magee shirt or a Chatham shirt (or any red shirt) and take photos of your run and post on your grade’s Facebook page using #maniacmagee2020 or share via email.

Everyone that registers for the race will receive an email with a PDF certificate you can fill out for the kids upon completion of the race.

View the suggested Maniac Magee course, but feel free to take any congestion-free course during the ten-day window.

Download a certificate of completion that you can customize on your own.

History of Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee is authored by Jerry Spinelli, who grew up in Norristown and later raised his six children in the Chatham Park community. The novel won the Newbery Medal and is a favorite book to many school children. It’s about Jeffery Lionel Magee, nicknamed Maniac Magee, a homeless 11-year-old boy who goes on the run in search for a place to belong. It’s a story about prejudice, love, home, baseball, fear and understanding.