28th Annual GBMC Father's Day 5K

  • GBMC Campus, South Chapman Building 6545 North Charles Street Towson, MD

In the summer of 2007, Cody and Selena Staab spent 33 days in GBMC's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Today, they are two beautiful, blond-haired philanthropy machines! Raising money by selling bracelets at their "rubber band stand" for "those babies at the place where we were born."

Nine-year-old Sophia Brookland's birthday was coming up. She looked around at the wonderful things she had and decided she had plenty of toys. For her 9th birthday party, she asked friends to donate to GBMC's NICU in lieu of gifts because "the babies really need it."

These 8- and 9-year-olds are making a difference in our community, and you can too! GBMC's 28th annual Father's Day 5K benefits our NICU and the approximately 400 babies that are treated there each year.

With 12 rooms in the NICU, there is always equipment that needs updating, new technologies to incorporate and resources critical for these more fragile babies, who require 24/7 care. Your support can help us provide these resources. 

Online Registration is now closed.  Registration is available at the Packet Pick-up Session listed below as well as on race day morning.

Entry Fees

$35 until June 18
$40 on race day

Mail to: GBMC Philanthropy, 6545 N. Charles St., Towson, MD 21204. Do not mail after June 16. No confirmation of entry will be provided.

Make checks payable to: GBMC Foundation

Please click here for a printable mail-in registration form. 

Race Information

Packet Pick-up

Race Day
beginning at 6:30 a.m.


Course will run through GBMC campus and the surrounding area. No bikes, skates, pets or skateboards permitted.


Mile splits; two water stops; police and medical staff available; performance shirts -- adult sizes are gender-specific so please indicate on the entry whether a shirt needs to be a women's or a men's cut; youth sizes are available in a cotton shirt, please indicate whether a shirt needs to be a youth size. 


Awards for top three runners, male and female overall as well as awards to the top male and female in each of the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 and over.

Special awards will be given to the top father/son team, the top father/daughter team, the first male and first female GBMC employee, and the first male and first female GBMC NICU employee.

Results will be posted online same day as the race at CharmCityRun.com


Proceeds from this event will provide significant growth and enhancements to the NICU so it can continue to provide the top care for the tiniest patients at GBMC.

Race Pledges

We hope you will help raise additional funds for our NICU patients by seeking pledge money from family, friends and colleagues.

Pledge payments are accepted:
• In person at a packet pick-up or on race day
• By mail (no cash please) to: GBMC Philanthropy, 6545 North Charles St., Towson, Md. 21204
• Online through Crowdrise as a general donation (you will be prompted upon registering to register for a fundraising page if you wish to do so)

Prizes will be given to those who raise a certain level of funds. The top individual fundraiser and the top NICU individual fundraiser will receive an additional prize as well.

If you would like more information about the race, sponsorships or volunteering for this event, please contact GBMC Philanthropy at 443-849-2773.