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Johns Hopkins 3rd Annual Below the Belt - Stride and Thrive 5K and 1 Mile Walk

  • Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins University 111 W. University Baltimore, MD 21210 (map)

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


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. Race proceeds help fund innovative gynecologic cancer research, support local cancer survivors, and benefit the Susan L. Burgert, M.D. Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program at The Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service in the Johns Hopkins Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

Entry Fee

$35 through Wednesday, May 16th

$45 if registering day of event and at packet pick up

10 and under are free, but need to register

Entry fees are non-refundable and this is a rain or shine event.

Beyond the Belt Partner:

Can’t make it to Baltimore on May 20? You can still support our event, from wherever in the world you will be!

Register as a Beyond the Belt Partner and get a t-shirt mailed to you after the race (while supplies last, and U.S. domestic addresses only, please)!

Click here for a printable mail-in registration form.



Race Information

***Join our Facebook group: Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service and follow us on Instagram JHKGOS

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, May 18th
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD

Saturday, May 19th
Charm City Run - Timonium
2045 York Road
Timonium, MD

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 unisex-sized t-shirt and goodie bag until supplies run out. Please let us know if you are a Gynecologic Cancer Survivor. 


Through Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus

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


Directions to Homewood Field here 

Or enter the following address into your GPS:

111 W. University, Baltimore, MD 21210


On-campus parkingfree on race day!

Click to view campus parking map

Muller Deck: (between Buildings 39 and 16 on map) Muller Deck is on San Martin Drive, behind the Athletic Center. It is the top exterior level above the Space Telescope Science Institute Garage.

Space Telescope Science Institute Garage, 2nd level (across from Building 39 on map): The first level will not be accessible; access the second level by turning off of San Martin Drive and following the driveway to enter the second level directly.

San Martin Garage (parking garage #47 on map): The San Martin Garage is on the west side of campus on San Martin Drive, a short walk to Homewood Field. Access to the campus is via a pedestrian bridge over San Martin Drive, or via the exit on the north side of the garage to street level. 

City parkingfollow instructions on pay-to-park signs and kiosk;

On-street parking along W. University Pkwy and N. Charles St.


If you will be travelling from out-of-town for the race, we recommend you secure your accommodations as soon as possible. Our race is the same weekend as the Preakness in Baltimore, and many hotels closest to the Homewood campus have two-night minimum stays (Friday and Saturday), or are already fully booked.

For your convenience, we have set aside a block of 20 rooms at the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel. To reserve, call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-228-9290 or 410-324-8100 and identify yourself as part of the Johns Hopkins KGOS May 2018 Stride and Thrive Room Block group staying at the Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel, or use this reservation link to secure your room: Book your group rate for Johns Hopkins KGOS Stride & Thrive Room Block . The room block will be held through Friday, April 27, 2018, or until fully reserved, whichever comes first.

Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel (approximately six miles from Homewood Field)

10 Burke Avenue

Towson, MD 21204


Residence Inn Marriott Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus

Click here for more information about the Residence Inn Marriott Baltimore at Johns Hopkins Medical Campus. 

Race Day Schedule

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

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

     -Our warm-up will be provided by Soul Body . . . Strong Body

5K run/walk 9:00 a.m.

1 mile walk 9:05 a.m.

Awards/Survivor ceremony 10:15 a.m.

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: 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.

We have activities for children also. (face painting, etc.)


Top overall male and female finisher

Top 3 males and females overall in the following age group categories (6-10 years old, 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 +)

Top individual fundraiser

Largest team

Team with best ‘below the belt’ spirit


  Live Music by Forever Young

Live Music by Forever Young


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


Race proceeds help fund innovative gynecologic cancer research, support local cancer survivors, and benefit the Susan L. Burgert, M.D. Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program 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 a timing chip event.

For more information about the Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service, please visit our website at by clicking here.

For more race information please email

Thank you to our Sponsors



Grand Master




We gratefully acknowledge the support of AstraZeneca, Myriad, Genentech and Clovis.


Simmons-O’Brien & Orlinsky, Ms. Shirley’s, Kirchmayr, Mary Kay Rise n Shine Unit, Frostburg, MD., Megan Evans Photography, Simply Beautiful Flowers, Smyth, Turf Valley, Alice Jane, Bare Bones Grill and Brewery, Breakout Escape Games, Columbia, DJ Ivan, Eattini Thai Kitchen, Einstein Bagels, Ellicott City, Image Marx, Lifetime Fitness, NOCC, Orangetheory Fitness, Columbia, Panera Bread, Pei Wei, Qdoba, Ellicott City, Safeway, Enchanted Forest, Sky Zone Trampoline, Columbia, Smartypants Vitamins, Ojas, Columbia, AMC Theaters, Charm City Run, Stone Mill Bakery. Uno Hair Salon, Centre Park Grill, Diana’s European Skin Care, Sweet Simplici-tea Tea Room, 5 Cow Farm Boards, L’Apparenza, Baba’s Mediterranean Kitchen, Boom! By Cindy Joseph, Giant, Ellicott City, Hudson Coastal Raw Bar and Grille, Mermaid Wellness, Mission BBQ, Coppermine, Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners, Universal Carpet Care, Canine to Five, Rebecca Parker Paint, Pet Depot, Framer’s Vise, Flavor, Yves Delorme, Smyth, Timonium, Pamella and Rose, Julie Linz Photography, Lema J, Superior Bus, Target, The Natural, Rodan & Fields, Truth Mind and Body, Insomnia Cookies, Baltimore Coffee and Tea, Beautiful + Balanced. David’s Natural Market. Eastbank Hair, Elite Nails, Five and Dime, Harris Teeter-Ellicott City. LaPalapa Too. Panache, Philly Pretzel Factory. Pinot’s Palette, Race Pace Bicycles. Shannon’s Saloon, Sprouts Farmers Market, Uno’s Pizza and Grill. Y of Central Maryland, Your Wine and Spirit Shoppe. Papermoon Diner. T-swirl Crepe. Cunningham's, Office Depot, 5 Wacky Women, Flowers and Fancies, Giant, Timonium