Strides For Spencer Family Run/Walk

  • Gilman School 5407 Roland Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21210 United States

In July of 2013, at age 18 months, doctors discovered a large tumor in the cerebellum and brain stem of Spencer Grace. Her initial surgery and chemotherapy treatments were largely successful in destroying the tumor; several months later, however, it was learned that the cancer had returned and spread to her spine. In subsequent months, she received further treatments at the John's Hopkins Children's Hospital. Unfortunately, those treatments were unsuccessful and Spencer Grace Tully tragically passed away on January 23, 2015.  With this event, we hope to recall and celebrate her wonderful life and spirit and bring awareness to the epidemic of pediatric brain cancer. 100% of the funds raised from this May 21st 2-mile Run/Walk will go directly to the pediatric brain cancer research of Dr. Eric Raabe at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Oncology Clinic. Last year the race helped raise to over $4,000 for the cause and we hope to build off that success this spring. The Tully family and all those affected by pediatric brain cancer thank you for your support!

Charm City Run is thrilled to assist Tommy Diehl and several other Gilman Runners in putting on the 2nd annual Race for Spencer Grace.  These young men who all run for Coach Matt Tully wanted to do something special to honor his niece.  What a fine tribute!  Charm City Run will be there to assist race day but this idea was formulated and will be executed by Gilman Runners.

Online Registration is now closed.  Registration will be available on-site race day morning.

Entry Fees

2 Miler:

Race Registration: $30

Children 10 and under are free (still need to register)

Kids Fun Run:

$5 paid Day of Event (ages 3-5 and 6-9)

There are no refunds or transfers of registration fees permitted for this event.

Race Information


8:30 - Walk Up Registration

9:15 - Kids Fun Run

9:30 - 2 Mile Run/Walk


Starts and finishes on the Middle School blacktop.


Men's and Women's T-shirts for the first 120 registrants

Sizes: (WS, WM, WL and MS, MM, ML, MXL)


Gilman School lower lots or on Roland Ave


The Spencer Grace Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to fund research for pediatric brain cancer, raise awareness, and provide support to patients and their families.  Public funding for pediatric cancer research is incomprehensibly scarce.  Thus, researchers like Spencer’s team at Johns Hopkins are dependent on private donations.  The purpose of the Spencer Grace Foundation is two-fold: (1) to educate the community on the plight of pediatric brain cancer and the overwhelming need for private funding; and (2) to provide a tax-free platform for interested parties to make charitable donations that will directly go towards pediatric brain cancer research. Together, we will ensure that Spencer’s legacy is one of hope and happiness, and that the next innocent family forced into this fight will find a cure.