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3rd Annual Strides For Spencer 2-mile Run/Walk

  • Gilman School 5407 Roland Avenue Baltimore, MD, 21210 United States (map)

Online Registration is now closed. Registration will be available on-site on race day morning. 

The Spencer Grace Foundation and Gilman School invite everyone to participate in our 3rd Annual Strides for Spencer.  This is a 2-mile run/walk and 100% of proceeds from the event will support pediatric brain cancer research at Johns Hopkins.  Last year’s race raised over $8,000 and we are hoping to build on that this year.

We hope you can join us to celebrate Spencer’s life, raise awareness, and support necessary research to help other children and families facing this disease.

During the spring of 2015, Gilman student Tommy Diehl selflessly organized this fun run in support of his track coach with the help of his teammates. Tommy and his family continue to support this annual event beyond his Gilman career, playing an instrumental role in the fight against pediatric cancer.

For more information on Spencer’s Story and mission of the Spencer Grace Foundation, please visit -

**New in 2017 – due to the number of people wanting to show support, but unable to make past events, we are opening a virtual race.  Register as a virtual racer and we will mail your t-shirts if requested.  If you are requesting a shirt, you must register by May 1st!  Just remember to show your spirit and tag us in any Facebook photos!

Entry Fees

$30 - Race Registration – registrants before May 1st will receive race t-shirt.  We cannot guarantee shirts for those who register after this date.

$10 – Children 10 years and under.  (2 years and under free) - registrants before May 1st will receive race t-shirt.  We cannot guarantee shirts for those who register after this date.

$30 - Virtual Racer w/ T-shirt – be sure to add mailing address on registration

$10 – Virtual Racer NO T-shirt

T-shirt sizes – Youth SM (6-8), MD (10-12), LG (14-16).  Adult Unisex SM, MD, LG, XL

There are no refunds or transfers of registration fees permitted for this event.

Race Information


8:30am Walk-up Registration

9:00am – Kid’s Fun Run

9:30am – 2 Mile Run/Walk


Refreshments, face painting, balloons, bake sale and raffle for a new iPad Pro!


Gilman School – Registration tent and Start/Finish line will be behind the middle school, near athletic fields.  Parking – lower lots off of Northern Parkway or Roland Ave.

A special thank you to the Diehl family, Gilman and Charm City Run for their continued support and efforts in organizing this event!!


The Spencer Grace Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit created to fund research for pediatric brain cancer, raise awareness, and provide support to patients and their families.  Public funding for pediatric cancer research is incomprehensibly scarce.  Thus, researchers like Spencer’s team at Johns Hopkins are dependent on private donations.  The purpose of the Spencer Grace Foundation is two-fold: (1) to educate the community on the plight of pediatric brain cancer and the overwhelming need for private funding; and (2) to provide a tax-free platform for interested parties to make charitable donations that will directly go towards pediatric brain cancer research. Together, we will ensure that Spencer’s legacy is one of hope and happiness, and that the next innocent family forced into this fight will find a cure.

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