Race on track to raise $300,000 for the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center
The top finisher in this year's Maryland Half Marathon was Adam Callaway, 31, who ran the race in 1 hour, 19 minutes. Adam resides in Baltimore which means that the race's top prize, the Maryland Half Marathon County Cup, will be awarded to Baltimore County.
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Baltimore, Md. – May 15, 2013. – Adam Callaway, 31, of Rodgers Forge, was the top finisher in the fifth annual Maryland Half Marathon, which was held Saturday, May 11 in the community of Maple Lawn in Howard County. Callaway, who crossed the finish line in 1 hour and 19 minutes, had also finished first in the 2011 half marathon.
The Maryland Half Marathon’s top prize, the County Cup, will be presented to Callaway’s home county of Baltimore County. Four of the top finishers over the last five years have been from Baltimore County. The winner of the 2010 race was Matthew Klaschus, of Street in Harford County; he finished third this year. This year’s second-place finisher was Adam Bosley, 23, of Bel Air.
The first female runner to cross the finish line was Caroline Bauer, 29, of Columbia, with a time of 1 hour and 32 minutes. Erika Stasakova, 23, of Bel Air, came in second among female runners and Jenna McMakin, 26, of Woodbine, came in third.
Nearly 1,600 people participated in the 13.1-mile race. Race officials anticipate net profits to reach $300,000, but fundraising continues through June 30. Since 2009, the half marathon has raised $1 million for the cancer center.
Kevin J. Cullen, M.D., director of the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, says, “We’re extremely grateful to all the runners and volunteers who have made the Maryland Half Marathon so successful. The funds they have raised have been crucial to helping us to continue our research into new ways to fight cancer. We can’t thank them enough for their generous support.”
The top fundraiser this year was Andrew Mosko, 20, of Bethesda, who raised more than $14,000 for the cancer center. Mosko ran in honor of his mother, Pamela Mosko, a head and neck cancer survivor, who also took part in the race. “First diagnosed in 1992 with head and neck cancer when I was just three months old, my mother has never allowed cancer to interfere with the happiness of our family life and the activities of her 5 children,” Mosko wrote on his runner’s page. “She is currently battling her fourth reoccurrence and yet again my mom has showed nothing but tremendous strength and tenacity. Cancer has only deepened her love for us and her life. She is truly an inspiration to me and countless others.”
The second-highest fundraiser was Aaron Rapoport, M.D., a hematologist/oncologist at the Greenebaum Cancer Center, who raised more than $10,000. Dr. Rapoport was unable to run on Saturday in Maple Lawn so he and several running buddies ran their own “alternative” half marathon on Sunday, May 12.
Race officials announced on Saturday that next year’s Maryland Half Marathon will be held in Maple Lawn on Saturday, May 10, 2014.
Michael Greenebaum and Jon Sevel, Baltimore-area businessmen, started the Maryland Half Marathon in 2009 to benefit the cancer center, which is named for Greenebaum’s parents, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum. His mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor.
The University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute-designated center in Baltimore affiliated with the University of Maryland Medical Center and University of Maryland School of Medicine, offers a multidisciplinary approach to treating all types of cancer and has an active cancer research program. It was ranked #11 out of 900 cancer programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2012-13. For more information, go to www.umgcc.org.