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Race for the Cure

TEAM GFS has participated in the Race for twenty-one years in support of Komen Maryland's commitment to ensuring quality care for breast cancer patients, energizing science to find the cures to save lives and ultimately ending breast cancer within our children’s lifetime. For the past several years, our community has shown its commitment to this cause by winning the Team Challenge for the largest school team six years in a row!  

We want to continue this wonderfully spirited tradition and need the support of all of our students, parents, alumnae, faculty and staff and friends. Please register today by clicking the link below and join us at the race! Include code GFS21 when you register to receive $10 off the cost of an adult registration.

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For those who have registered to ride with Team GFS, please plan to park in the Middle School parking lot. That is where we will board the buses. We will depart campus for Columbia Gateway Drive at 6:15 AM. 

If you are planning to meet us at the Race, click on this link for maps and parking information. 

For those registered prior to 10/4, t-shirts will be delivered to your eldest student registered. If you haven't picked up your Race t-shirt and bib, you may do so at the Columbia Mall at Lord and Taylor Court on the lower level on October 11th and 12th from 12:00-8:00 PM or at the Registration tent on the day of the Race. 

6:15 AM:
 Team GFS departs campus for Columbia Gateway Drive.
7:15 AM: Buses drop off at John McAdam Drive. 

8:00 AM: 
Listen to the GFS Chamber Choir sing the National Anthem at the start of this year's Race! Please join us near the sage for the Team GFS photo following the singing and presentations. Show your GRIZZLY pride!

9:00 AM: 
The Race begins! Whether you are doing the timed 5K run, 5K walk or 1 Mile Family Fun Walk, we will all be starting at the same time; all runners should make their way to the front and walkers will follow behind.

10:45 AM:
 We will meet in a grassy area behind the medical tent and walk to the buses together.
11:00 AM: Team GFS departs.

Important Dates

Monday, October 1: Pink and Denim Day

All GFS students, faculty and staff wear pink, denim and/or a Race for the Cure t-shirt to show Team GFS pride and support for breast cancer awareness

Sunday, October 13: Race Day

The 2019 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will be held at 6950 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland. 

For questions, please contact:

Community Service Coordinator:
Barb Ackerman at 410-559-3191 or 

Race for the Cure Project Captains: Tiffany Yang '20 or Eve Ploechl '21