On Saturday, September 19, 2020, Stef Ripple will host its 4th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial “Do Your Best” 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk.  Due to COVID-19 this will be a virtual event. Our mission is to:

  • Provide hope, encouragement and support for ovarian cancer patients and their families

  • Spread ovarian cancer awareness

  • Share the principles of Stef’s life; be thankful, be helpful, be kind.

This race is our major fundraiser.  Funds raised through this race will be used to continue our mission of supporting ovarian cancer patients and their families.

This past calendar year we, with our sponsor’s help and the participation of our nearly 500 race day participants have initiated the Stefanie Ashdown Ovarian Cancer Family Support Fund. This fund is in partnership with Johns Hopkins and fully funded by Stef Ripple. Financial assistance is provided to ovarian cancer patients of Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service for non-hospital related expenses. In addition, this fund is used to support ovarian cancer patients attending ‘A Journey of Courage and Hope for Patients and their Spouses’ retreat hosted by the Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service. More information about this and other initiatives we have in place to meet Stef Ripple’s mission can be found on our website at and on our Facebook page

Thank you for your consideration to support our 4th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial “Do Your Best” 5k and 1 Mile Walk!

Race Details

Family/Group Discount
$5 discount for families/groups of 4 or more

Packet Pickup
9/17 from 2 - 5 PM and 9/18 from 4-7 PM
Location: 742 Dividing Rd, Severna Park, MD 21146

Register by 9/3/20 to be guaranteed a shirt! Shirts will be shipped to non-local residents the week of 9/21/20.


  • Top 3 male and female finishers and in age groups: 10 and under, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+.
  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Top Fundraising Individual
  • Most Spirited Team 
  • Most Spirited Animal
  • Participant from furthest geographic location

This is a VIRTUAL event so you can run anywhere! 5k timing results should be submitted (instructions to follow) by Noon EST on September 19th. We will send out a race morning schedule which you can use to connect with us on race day virtually. Keep an eye on your inbox for details!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Donations and Team Fundraising

We hope you are able to participate but either way please consider making a donation to a team fundraising page in support of our mission! You will be prompted to do so during the registration process or to go directly to the fundraising/donation area, click here. Your donation is eligible for a tax deduction.

Got friends and family in distant places? How about Grandma, Grandad, Aunts & Uncles? Please consider reaching out to them to encourage participation or a donation from them. 


Thank you to our Sponsors!
Medal Sponsor
In Kind Donations
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


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