Get Ready To RACE for the Family!!!

Lions tigers bears and oh my- a lot of wonderful sunshine!! Thanks to everyone who came out to the 2015 MD Race for the Family hosted by Shady Grove Fertility!!!  We had a fantastic time and enjoyed seeing out walking, running cheering and OVERCOMING infertility! With your generous support- we raised over $65,000 for families struggling with infertility! Over 650 people registered and came out to celebrate with us and we were honored to partner with you for this event.  We hope that you will plan to join us back at the Zoo on June 11, 2016 for the 2016 MD Race for the Family hosted by Shady Grove Fertility. Tickets are $30 ( for the remainder of this month for past race participants (i.e. you) and we hope that you will make plans to meet us back at the Zoo!

Congrats to our $10,000 in Shady Grove Fertility services raffle winners, Mike and Ann Marie Ruppert!!

Congrats also to the first place male winner of the race, Tymoteusz Kajstura who finished with a time of 1 23:00.22 and to the first place female finisher,  Casey Jolicoeur who finished in 26:19.00. For more results, please visit


Thanks to EVERYONE who reached out to friends and family to raise money to support families OVECOMING infertility.  Fundraising team results are as follows:

 Top Team Fundraiser: Donor Egg Bank USA

Top Individual Fundraiser: Megan Fitzharris and Steve Sullivan

1st Place SGFC Office Fundraiser: Rockville

Largest SGFC Team: Towson

SGFC Office Spirit Award: Towson/Bel Air/Harbor (Patty Ann, Beth Good, Dawn)

Thanks to our amazing PLATINUM sponsor, FERRING Pharmaceuticals, our GOLD sponsors Counsyl and Z104.3, SILVER sponsors- COOK group, Acaria Health and MEDSTAR Orthopaedics, BRONZE sponsors- NATERA, IRVINE SCIENTIFIC, iviGEN, ART Parenting, DONOR Egg Bank USA,the Hilton Garden Inn Rockville-Gaithersburg, HORSEY Orthodontics, Cushman and Wakefield, AFLAC, Drs Jason and Camille Hammond, Drs Ronald and Tinina Cade and Drs Frank and Victoria Chang, and our GRANT supporters, the NFL Baltimore Ravens and Smiths.

To see images of the days activities, please visit 



Help fundraise for this year’s race! For every $40 you raise you will receive 1 additional raffle ticket into the drawing for a FREE FERTILITY CYCLE (IUI, IVF, FET, or Donor Egg) ($10,000 value) provided by Shady Grove Fertility Center. All proceeds will benefit families with infertility.

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CLICK the photo below to see the EPIC Shady Grove Physician’s Tricycle Race from the 2013 MD Race for the Family! Be sure to join us in 2015 to see your favorite Shady Grove physician battle it out for the title!


We invite you to run with the animals along a beautiful 5k course that will take you throughout the Baltimore Zoo and around the scenic lake at Druid Hill Park. This year’s race will feature a 5k run, 5k walk, 1 mile Family Fun Run, and Savannah’s Playground. Each race registration will receive complimentary access to the zoo, an official 2015 MD Race for the Family t-shirt, a race swag bag, and 1 entry into the free cycle drawing (IUI, IVF, FET or Donor Egg cycle) provided by Shady Grove Fertility.  Join us as we celebrate and spread the message that infertility can be OVERCOME!    

2015 Course Map (2016 Course will be different):

 Zoo 5k Map (2)

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