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The Johns Hopkins Medicine Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service Below the Belt – Stride and Thrive Second Annual 5k and 1-Mile Run/Walk

  • Goucher College Towson, MD (map)

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

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Every 5 minutes a woman in the U.S. is diagnosed with a ‘below the belt’ gynecologic cancer.  These cancers affect more than 100,000 women and cause over 30,000 deaths each year.  All race proceeds help fund innovative gynecologic cancer research, and support local cancer survivors and their caregivers, our Women to Women survivorship mentoring program and September 23, 2017, survivorship conference, and our cancer nurse navigator program at The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service in the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Entry Fees


10 and under are free, but need to register

There are no refunds of entry given and this is a rain or shine event.

Please click here for a printable mail-in registration form


***Donations and Team Fundraising:  If you choose to make a donation or start a team fundraising page you will be prompted to do so at the end of the registration process. To go directly to the fundraising/donation page please click here.***

Race Information

Packet Pick-Up=

Charm City Run Timonium, Saturday, May 6 from 10AM-2PM

2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Race Day - we have Packet Pick-up on race day but we suggest that you pick up earlier to avoid any lines.
Onsite starting at 7:30am


All preregistered runners will receive a uni-sex sized t-shirt and goodie bag until supplies run out.  Please let us know if you are a Gynecologic Cancer Survivor.  Please let us know if you are mother-daughter participants. Participants, family, and friends are welcome to join the post-race celebration.


Through Goucher College Campus

**Wheelchairs and Strollers will be allowed on the course - we just ask that you line up towards the back for safety.


If arriving by GPS, use this address: Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Road, Towson, Maryland, 21204. Motorists approaching Goucher College from any direction are advised to take the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), leaving it at exit 27A-Towson (Dulaney Valley Road south). The college entrance is on the left, one-half block from exit 27A.


Though ample parking is available on Goucher College campus, we recommend carpooling. Our event takes place on the Dorsey College Center Administration Offices steps (#4 on the map between the 2 wheelchair icons).  Please park in the Dorsey Lot.  Overflow parking is available just south of Goucher College at the North Baltimore Sheraton garage (entrance off Southerly Rd).  Bring your parking ticket inside the hotel to receive validation (discounted parking $5). You can walk to the college from the hotel. The hotel can help direct you.

Race Day Schedule

On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Pre-race warm up 8:30 a.m.

5K run/walk 9:00 a.m. 

1 mile walk 9:05 a.m.

Awards/Survivor ceremony 10:00 a.m. 


Top overall male and female finisher

Top 3 males and females overall in the following age group categories (11-14 years old, 15-19 years old, 20-29 years old, 30-39 years old, 40-49 years old, 50-59 years old, 60-69 years old, 70 years old +)

Award for top individual fundraiser

Award for largest team 

Award for team with best ‘below the belt’ spirit

Special recognition for mother-daughter participants 

Race Day Activities

Make sure you visit our corporate exhibitors, sponsors, and race day supports in the race village area!  Gynecologic cancer survivors, please visit our survivor tent.  We have special gifts for you!

Please note: The raffle tickets will be sold for amazing gift baskets!  Please bring cash or a check. 1 ticket for $5 and 5 for $20. Your race bib will have one free raffle ticket attached to use for a special drawing for a Charm City Run gift certificate. We also have purple and teal locally made pottery coffee mugs, silk scarves, and baseball hats for sale. 

Truth Bath & Body will be there, and the author of "Naked Mountain" will share her book about her personal cancer journey.  A percentage of proceeds go to the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service.

We have activities for children also - face painting and jewelry making with beads.

Music provided by DJ Ivan Music.


Join us at Bill Bateman's Bistro (7800 York Road, Towson, MD 21204, next to Towson University) directly after the race.  RAGS, the Maryland based band playing blues, rock, country, and soul will be there partying with us starting at 11:00 a.m. when the doors open!  Click here for the flyer or look for it in your packet pick up bag (as well as other goodies). Bring it to Bill Bateman's or show the flyer on your smartphone and they will donate 15% of your bill to the Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service!


Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt.  To sign up to be a volunteer, please email


All proceeds help fund innovative gynecologic cancer research, and support women, their families, and our local women’s survivorship programs at The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service in the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Event guidelines

Please no roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, or pets allowed on the race course.  Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible.   This is not a chipped event.

More Information

For more information about the Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, please click here to visit our website. 

For more race information please email










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