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31st Annual GBMC Father's Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk

  • GBMC Campus, South Chapman Building 6545 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21204 (map)

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

Help us support the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at GBMC! Father's Day 5K takes place on GBMC’s beautiful Towson campus and the entire family is encouraged to participate. Don't forget to come early and stay late for a great wellness village with food and prizes!


Entry Fees

$30 until June 13
$35 until June 15
$40 on race day

Online registration will close on June 13th.


Race Information


Packet Pick-up

Friday, June 14th from 3PM to 6PM
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Saturday, June 15th from 10AM to 1PM
Charm City Run Timonium
2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Race Day
Onsite starting at 6:30AM


Course

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

* As much as we love our four-legged friends, dogs are not permitted. *


Amenities

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. There is a limited supply and they are available on a first come, first serve basis


Awards

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 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


WELLNESS VILLAGE

Open to not only race participants, but the entire community. The Wellness Village will be open from 7 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. in the South Chapman parking lot featuring health related vendors. Additionally, MIX 106.5 Radio will be on-site with its Friends and Neighbors van playing music and sharing prizes.


Beneficiary

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.

The NICU at GBMC helps about 400 babies each year that are born too small, too sick or too soon. The team of doctors and nurses work around the clock to help these babies, and also provide comfort to the parents and family members.

In 2018, GBMC opened a brand new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, featuring 10 single rooms and 3 doubles, for multiples. The new unit was designed with patients and family in mind. With each room featuring a Kangaroo Chair, designed for parents to sleep in, while also promoting breastfeeding and skin to skin contact, which are both vital for development.

The new space is quiet, with soft lighting and features 3 different zones: nurse, patient and family. This allows the family to have privacy while the nursing team is able to continue their work. Kick off your Father’s Day while running or walking, and fundraising for our tiniest patients in the 31st annual Father’s Day 5K!


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, 6701 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 the GBMC Foundation at 443-849-2773.


VOLUNTEERS

Volunteers would need to be on campus by 6 a.m. We will wrap up around 10 a.m. and you are welcome to stay and hear the awards, enjoy the health fair and, hopefully, enjoy the nice weather! Each volunteer will receive a T-shirt and breakfast. Numerous tasks are available on race day that include setting up and breaking down the event, assisting with registration, being a course marshal along the course to serve water and direct runners, assisting at the finish line with collection of timing chips and handing out water and more.

Earlier Event: June 15
5K Father's Day Fund Run
Later Event: June 16
Miles That Matter Pikesville 5K