Race for the Cure

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

Team GFS, the 2013 and 2014 "Team Challenge" School Winner!


2015 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure!
Hunt Valley, Md.


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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 2015 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Hunt Valley.

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.

2015 Highlights:

This is Garrison Forest’s 18th 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.

Pink & Denim Day, Monday, October 19: Every GFS student and faculty and staff member dresses in pink, denim (no yoga or sweatpants) or a Race for the Cure T-shirt to show our GFS spirit for the cause! Details here.

"Change for a Cure" change drive begins at the end of September. Each division and the Searle Athletic Center lobby will have buckets marked "Light Blue" and "Dark Blue" for any member of the GFS community to put in spare change. Last year's efforts raised well over $1,000!  

Pink Ribbon Tree: Throughout October, share your message of hope or remembrance on a pink ribbon, located in the SAC lobby, which will be hung by our volunteers during Race week on the trees by the GFS pond.

#gfs4thecure: When you register, take a photo of yourself (In pink? With a sign? Be Creative!) and post to Instagram with the hashtag #gfs4thecure. NOTE: Students under 13 must have a parent or other adult in the photo. GFS teachers cannot pose with students for these photos. 

Follow the GFS Instagram at garrison_forest! 

Run with Roberts! For the second year in a row, Kim Roberts, Head of School, avid runner and daughter of a breast cancer survivor, will lead Team GFS during the family 5K Fun Run. If you plan to "Run with Roberts," please email Sarah Achenbach, Director of Communications, sarahachenbach@gfs.org with your name and names of any family members who are running as well. We may try to organize an on-campus run, time and weather permitting.

What's happening on Race Day?

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.

7:35 AM: Listen to a GFS Ensemble 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!


The Parent Association Race for the Cure Committee 

Register for 2015

Click the links below and follow the instructions to register. All team members must register online to participate, whether racing, walking or "sleeping in" for a cure.

KOMEN T-shirt deadline: You must register online by October 6 to have your Komen t-shirt mailed to you. After that, you may pick up your t-shirt on Race day,. 


Registering as a family:

Download this handy PDF for registering 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