Race for the Cure

Team GFS, the 2013 "Teams Challenge" School Winner!

Team GFS, the 2013 "Teams Challenge" School Winner!


Join Team GFS
at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!
Hunt Valley, Md.


Register today--there's still time!


All GFS students, parents, alumnae, faculty, staff and friends are invited to race, walk or “sleep in” for a cure for breast cancer in the 2014 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley.

IT'S OFFICIAL! Team GFS has won the “Team Challenge” for all schools participating in the Hunt Valley Race! 

We have the most team members of any school participating! 

2014 Team GFS goal: $18,000 and have 500 team members! Every dollar and GFS community member make a real difference in finding a cure for breast cancer. Most of the funds raised remain in Maryland for treatment and research.


This is Garrison Forest’s 17th year as a Race for the Cure team. Organized by the Parent Association, Team GFS is the only school-wide community service event at Garrison Forest.

What's happening on Race Day?

Be sure to check the Komen site for road closures, etc. All road closure times, parking lots, etc. may be found in this Komen informational brochure

6:15 AM – 10 AM: Come to Team GFS’s tent in the tent village at the corner of Shawan and McCormick Roads. Look for the GFS mini-bus and blue GFS flag beside the tent.

What's there? Complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, water, bagels and pink ribbon-themed goodies, a photo booth, the Grizzly and other fun. Be sure to check out the wonderful “Quilt of Hope” made by the 5th Grade class, which will be donated to the new Carroll Hospital Cancer Center after the race.

7:30 AM: Join Team GFS leaders for the awarding of the Team Challenge Banner, Main Stage.

7:35 AM: Listen to the Chamber Choir sing the National Anthem at the start of this year’s Race! LOCATION: Main Stage

7:45 AM: Team GFS and “Run with Roberts” team photos at the GFS tent. All are welcome! Show your pink and blue pride!

8:00 AM: Timed 5K Race begins.

8:30 AM: 1-mile Family Walk or the 5K Family Fun Run begins. The “Run with Roberts” Team will run in the 5K Family Fun Run. Those walking are welcome to walk behind the top team banner!

Bring your Team GFS recyclable tote to collect goodies in the Tent Village at the Race.

Thank you, Garrison Forest, for showing your true blue and pink spirit! Together, we are making a difference!


Kristen Daniel, Co-Chair
Parent of Emerson ’19

Melissa Holley, Co-Chair
Parent of Alissa ’25 and Nyla ’21

Nell Goetze, Co-Assistant
Parent of Ella ’18 and Sadie ’16

Laura Schubel, Co-Assistant
Parent of Grier ’21

Register for 2014

All team members must register online to participate, whether racing, walking or "sleeping in" for a cure. 


Registering as a family:  

  • Click “Register Here" then “Participant registration”
  • Click “Agree”
  • Click on “Register Family” (last on the list of choices)
  • C lick” Join A Team”
  • Search for Team Name by typing GARRISON FOREST into the search box .
  • Click on “Join Team” (In pink and underlined)
  • Follow all prompts to register
  • NOTE: At end of registering each person CLICK Add Team Member
  • When you are done entering all the names in your family you will go to the payment page and pay once for everybody.  

Registering as an individual:

  • Click “Register Here”
  • Click “Agree”
  • Click  “Join A Team”
  • Search for Team Name by typing GARRISON FOREST into the search box .
  • Click on “Join Team” (In pink and underlined)
  • Follow all prompts to register

Run with Roberts Registration

GFS runners of all ages, join Dr. Kim Roberts as she runs in the 5K Family Fun Race at the 2014 Komen Race for the Cure to show support for breast cancer awareness and the people in her life--her mother and cousin--who are survivors! 

To register, FIRST, you must register for Race for the Cure. Follow instructions above. For safety reasons, no runner will be allowed to participate in the 5K who is not registered for Race for the Cure.

SECOND, click here to fill out the "Race with Roberts" registration form. 

There will be special accessories for those running with Dr. Roberts to show GFS support and team spirit during the 5K!

Important Dates

Tuesday, October 7: Registration deadline to receive Komen t-shirt by mail. Any online registrants after October 7 need to pick up the t-shirt and race bib at the race on October 26.

October 22: GFS Pink & Denim Day for all divisions. Out-of-uniform for students, who should wear Pink and Denim (no yoga pants or sweatpants).

October 22 @ 4 p.m.: Dr. Roberts's 1-mile fun run (or walk) through campus is CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER. It will NOT be rescheduled. 

October 23 @ 2 p.m.: Race for the Cure Committee decorates the "Trees of Hope" at the GFS pond. 

October 25: Online registration open until 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 26: RACE DAY!
Festivities begin at the Team GFS Tent (corner of Shawan & McCormick Roads) around 7:30 a.m.