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Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service 4th Annual Below the Belt - Stride and Thrive 5k and 1 Mile Walk

  • Homewood Field at Johns Hopkins University 111 West University Parkway Baltimore, MD, 21210 United States (map)




5K RUN START 9:00 a.m.

1-MILE WALK START 9:05 a.m.


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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 annually. All proceeds from our race will support innovative gynecologic cancer research and clinical trials, the training of gynecologic oncology fellows, and services for our local cancer survivors through the Susan L. Burgert, M.D. Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program.


Entry Fee

$40 through Wednesday, June 5th

$45 after June 5th

Ages 10 and under: No entry fee, but must be registered. This entry does not include a t-shirt. If you would like to add a t-shirt to a 10 and under entry, you will be able to do this during the registration process for $10. This fee will be applied at checkout.

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

Can't make it to Baltimore or attend on June 9th? No worries! You can still support our event from wherever in the world you will be! Please click on Sleep In option above to learn more. 

Register as a Sleep In 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 form.


Please consider making an additional donation or starting an individual or team fundraising page in support of our program and mission to eradicate gynecologic cancers! You will be prompted to do so during the registration process. To go directly to the fundraising/donation area, go to the Registration Page and click the DONATE button at the top of the page.

Packet Pick-Up

Friday, June 7th
Time and Location TBD

Saturday, June 8th
Time and Location TBD

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 until supplies run out. Please let us know during the registration process if you are a Gynecologic Cancer Survivor. 


The course extends through the beautiful Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus.

Course map coming soon!

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


On-campus parking:

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 parking: follow instructions on pay-to-park signs and kiosk;

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


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

Opening Ceremonies at 8:00 a.m.

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

Survivors Photo 8:45 a.m.

5K Run Start 9:00 a.m.

1-MIle Walk Start 9:05 a.m.


Make sure you visit our corporate exhibitors, sponsors, and race day supporters in the race village area!

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. Be sure to hand it in after you cross the finish line!


Gynecologic cancer survivors, please visit our SURVIVOR TENT. We have information and gifts especially for you! There will be plenty of seating, water and shade in the tent. Meet other survivors! Have a chat with Clinical Nutrition Specialist Mary-Eve Brown! More to come as the race approaches!


The first gynecologic cancer survivor finisher of the 5K race will win The Julie Smith Courage Award.

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 team fundraiser

Largest team

Team with best ‘below the belt’ spirit


Volunteers will receive a volunteer t-shirt. To sign up to be a volunteer, please email (Please include "volunteer" in the subject line of your email)


All proceeds from our race will support innovative gynecologic cancer research and clinical trials, the training of gynecologic oncology fellows, and services for our local cancer survivors through the Susan L. Burgert, M.D. Gynecologic Oncology Survivorship Program.


Please, no roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, or pets (unless they are a registered service animal) 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.




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