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The Cornerstone School holds several fundraising events each year for the Marion County community. From the Marion County Chili Cook-Off to the Ocala Derby party, there is something for everyone. Each event offers food, entertainment and, of course, fun! For additional information on our events, of if you would like to sponsor an event, please click on the links below or contact our Marketing Department at (352) 351-8840. 


november 6, 2021

10am - 5pm

Location: southeastern livestock pavilion
2232 NE Jacksonville Road
Ocala, FL 34480

The Marion County Chili Cook-Off is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year and everyone is invited. Join us as we commemorate this milestone. Mark your calendars for November 6, 2021. From chili samples and craft beer, to live music and a children's area. There is something for everyone at the Marion County Chili Cook-Off. If you would like to sponsor this year's event, please contact Matt Young, Development Coordinator (, for sponsor package information. 


COming Fall 2021

Location: TBD

The Cornerstone Leads the Way 5K race is the perfect mix of competition and family-friendly fun! With 3.1 beautiful miles through the scenic Florida Greenway on the secluded Baseline Trail, our race is an enjoyable time with friends and family but also holds some of the stiffest competition in the local area. The Cornerstone Leads the Way 5K is also one of the few dog-friendly races in Ocala, which gives an excuse to get the WHOLE family out on a beautiful Saturday morning. Special Speed Challenger Medals will be awarded to the top finishers. Runners start @ 8:00am, Walkers start @ 8:05am.