University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center's Maryland Half Marathon & 5K Set for May 14, 2016

For immediate release: December 01, 2015


Stephani Renbaum

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Karen Warmkessel

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8th Annual Race to take place in Maple Lawn community of Howard County

The eighth annual Maryland Half Marathon & 5K to benefit the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016, in the Maple Lawn community of Howard County. Registration is now open at

“The Maryland Half Marathon and 5K has become a mainstay in the Maple Lawn community, offering something for everyone – a challenging half marathon and a 5K for more casual runners – bringing together the community to raise significant money for cancer research,” says Michael Greenebaum, race co-founder and co-chairman. “Both of these races attract people who want ‘to run with a purpose’ and raise money for the Greenebaum Cancer Center.”

“We’re also very excited that we will be celebrating the eighth anniversary of the race, which has already raised $2 million for the Greenebaum Cancer Center,” adds Jon Sevel, race co-founder and co-chairman. “What makes the Maryland Half Marathon unique is that 100 percent of the net proceeds benefit this nationally recognized cancer center.”

The 2016 event will feature a Kids Fun Run and a Kids Zone as well as music and a post-race festival. The half marathon starts at 8 a.m., the 5K begins at 8:30, and the kids’ race at 8:45 a.m. Registration for the half marathon is $75 until race day; $90 on race day. Registration for the 5K is $40. The Kids Fun Run is $20, and the Kids Zone is free.

The Maryland Half Marathon County Cup will again be presented to the county executive representing the “home” county of the first Maryland resident to cross the finish line.  Howard County claimed the honor in 2015.

Michael Greenebaum and Jon Sevel started the Maryland Half Marathon in 2009, combining their passion for running with a desire to help the cancer center, which is named for Greenebaum’s parents, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum.

Kevin J. Cullen, MD, the cancer center’s director, says, “We’re extremely grateful to all the runners and volunteers who make the Maryland Half Marathon so successful each year. The money that they have raised has been crucial to helping us provide outstanding care for our patients and to continue our research into new ways to fight cancer.”

Cancer survivors and members of their families take part in the half marathon each year, along with doctors, nurses and other members of the cancer center staff. Cancer survivors give medals to all those who finish the race. 

The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, is ranked in the nation’s top 50 cancer centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. The cancer center offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating all types of cancer and has an active cancer research program.

For more information about the Maryland Half Marathon, visit To learn more about the Greenebaum Cancer Center, click here.