8th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial
"Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Lace up your running shoes and mark your calendars for the 8th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial "Do Your Best" 5K on September 15th, 2024!

This year, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be at a brand-new location: Anne Arundel Community College! With ample parking and enhanced course safety measures, we're excited to provide a better experience for all participants.

Join us in honoring Stefanie Ashdown's memory and supporting our mission. Every step you take and every dollar you raise will make a meaningful impact in the lives of those affected by this disease.

Don't wait any longer – sign up today to secure your spot in this special event! Together, let's run, walk, and make a difference. See you at the starting line!

Sponsorship Opportunities

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7th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial
"Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

We are humbled and grateful to say that the 7th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial Do Your Best 5k surpassed any and all expectations we had! With over 450 participants, volunteers, donors and sponsors we raised $36,000. Our best year yet - truly amazing!

Let’s give a BIG shout out to our top runners, teams and fundraisers! We were blown away by the number of teams and fundraisers this year. It really shows the community of support we have. THANK YOU to all who contributed! The following awards were given:

Top 3 Male and Female Finishers (Runner results are posted on runsignup)
Male: George Erazo, Chase Riesenfeld, Alex Fiedler
Female: Colleen Gibson, Evie Proctor, Shannon Swick

Top Fundraiser: The May Team

Top Individual Donor: $1000 by Anonymous

Largest Team: Broadneck High School Girls Soccer (40+ Pariticpants)

Most Spirited Individual: Lyla Filling

Most Spirited Team: The May Team

Most Spirited Animal: Ray Alexander

Participant from furthest geographic location: Anna Berwind in Germany

Thank you to our photographers for capturing this beautiful morning full of love, support and hope. Please be sure to check out the photo gallery here. Feel free to download and share on social media. Don’t forget to tag us - @stefripple!

Our motivation to support teal warriors and carry out our mission is higher than ever! We are looking forward to expanding our support to teal warriors and their families and we have you to THANK! Be sure to stay connected with us on our website and Facebook page. Our work isn’t done this year so stay tuned on our efforts for our teal warriors!

With Thanks,
The Stef Ripple Family

THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS!

TEAL SPONSOR

GOLD SPONSORS

SILVER SPONSORS

BRONZE SPONSORS

MILE MARKER, WATER & RIPPLE SPONSORS

Mile Markers: Healing Paws Veterinary Wellness Center, Play & Thrive Speech Therapy, Red Hot & Blue Restaurant

Food & Water Table: Einstein Bagels, Fishpaws Marketplace,  The Donut Shack

Course Water Table: Park Hardware

Craft Tent: Stitches of Kindness

DJ: Hall of Fame Entertainment

Ripple: Barranco Severna Park Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Bella's Liquors, Grauls Market,
Law Office of Michael L. Wilsman, Maryland Primary Care Physicians, Wealthspire Advisors

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6th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial "Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

Our 6th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial Do Your Best 5k Run & 1 Mile Walk was a huge success!

With the continued support of our family, friends, sponsors, supporters and businesses, we raised over $24,000! This is our best year yet and we are so humbled and grateful.

It was a beautiful day, surrounded by beautiful people and it definitely looks like everyone had fun! Be sure to take a look at the photo gallery. Grab a cup of coffee or your favorite drink - we had over 300 participants plus volunteers, sponsors and supporters so there are lots of photos capturing the energy of the day! Feel free to download and share on social media. Don’t forget to tag us - @stefripple!

Our motivation to support teal warriors and carry out our mission is higher than ever! Stay connected with us on our website and Facebook page.

Results
Congrats to George Erazo and Andrea Kafkar for winning 1st place overall Male and Female! The full race results lising is on Runsignup.

Awards
Top Fundraising Individual: David Horn
Top Fundraising Team: Mary Jo's Fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer
Most Spirited Team: The Cocco Family
Most Spirited Animal: Tater
Furthest Geographical Location Participant: Anna Berwind and Sean Bauer (a tie!)

Sponsors
Creative Spaces Remodeling, Alexander Animal Hospital, Happy DNA Candy, Mark W. Preslan MD., MSSQLTips, Annapolis Business Connections, David Orso Real Estate Team, Liberty Pools, Krisit Neidhardt Team, Studio 343, West Annapolis Family Dentistry, Diversified Natural Processing, Broadneck Grill and Cantina, Chesapeake Medical Imaging, Clement Hardware, Deborah L. Blair CPA, Keller Williams Realty - Lauren A. Smith, Pinked Perspective, SECU, Severn Auto Body, M&T Bank, O'loughlins Restaurant and Pub, Healing Paws Veterinary Wellness Center, Lighthouse Solutions, Red Hot & Blue Restaurant, Stitches of Kindness, Hague Quality Water of Maryland, Branch Out Photography, Barranco's Severna Park, Bella's Liquors, Graul's Market, Maryland Primary Care Physicians, Organized by Dawn

Runners

5th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial
"Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

It's been almost two weeks since the 5th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial Do Your Best 5k run and 1 mile walk and we are still celebrating the huge success of the event! The support of our sponsors, donors and over 300 run/walk participants and volunteers helped us raise $19,500 - our best year yet!

Race Day Photos
We were so thankful to see many friendly faces in person this year. An extra big thank you to Nana Sue Photography and Branch Out Photography for capturing the memories of the day! If you haven't seen the race day photos, please check them out here. With over 700 pictures we arranged them into categories. Be sure to look at the top of the collection to see all the categories!

Medals
Congrats to Robert Hurst and Liz McCarter for winning 1st place overall Male and Female! The full race results lising is on Runsignup.

Awards
We introduced special 'awards' last year and brought them back this year for some friendly competition and to support our mission. We'd like to give a special shout to those who won:
Top Fundraising Individual: David Horn
Top Fundraising Team: Broadneck High School JV Volleyball Team
Most Spirited Team: Charles & Deirdre Holder
Most Spirited Animal: Juneau Orner and Luna Yokitis

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Virtual 4th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial
"Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

On September 19, 2020 Stef Ripple hosted their VIRTUAL 4th Annual Stefanie Ashdown Do Your Best 5k and 1 mile walk! What a crazy year this has been but nothing was going to stop our race from being awesome! We continue during difficult times because there is nothing easy about ovarian cancer, so we fight through whatever comes our way to keep fighting for our teal warriors!

Together with our sponsors, donors and 227 run/walk participants - we were able to raise over $13,000! The support and love was evident more than ever this year. We had participants from across the world - Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Hawaii, California, Colorado, Ohio and even Qatar!

We are extremely grateful and are ready to work hard at Stef Ripple's mission for all teal warriors! If you missed the virtual festivities please check out our YouTube channel or visit some of the links below. THANK YOU!

Opening Ceremony

Closing Ceremony

Words from our partners: The Wellness House of Annapolis, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Johns Hopkins Kelly Gynecologic Oncology Service

DONATIONS

Donations accepted on Runsignup through 9/30/2020. 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.

STAY CONNECTED

Also make sure you like our Facebook page so you won't miss out on more details and ways to get involved.

Photos from 2019 Race ~ Nana Sue Photography

3rd Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial
"Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

On September 28, 2019 we hosted the 3rd Annual Stefanie Ashdown Do Your Best 5k and 1 mile walk. Thank you to the 410 participants who came out to run/walk/volunteer/cheer, to those who couldn't come but supported with donations and kind words, to our volunteers who went above and beyond to make sure the race was a success, to our sponsors who graciously donated money and time and to the business community for the generous donations for our raffles and prizes. Together we raised over $15,000 to support ovarian cancer patients and their families. From the bottom of our hearts - THANK YOU!

Race Results

Race Photos

Photos from 2018 Race

2nd Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial
"Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

The 2nd Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial “Do Your Best” 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk was a huge success! No amount of rain could dampen the spirits of all of the amazing supporters, sponsors and volunteers who came out. Although this is a very emotional event we know that Stef is with us and continues to be in awe of what we are doing together for ovarian cancer patients and their families!

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Thank you to Nana Sue Photography, JLowe Photos and Emily Karcher Photography for capturing the spirits of the day! Feel free to download any pictures and please help us to spread ovarian cancer awareness by using the hashtags #stefripple #keeptheripplegoing #knowovarian #ovariancancerawareness #itwhisperssolisten

Runners at Do Your Best 5k
Photo by Nana Sue Photography

1st Annual Stefanie Ashdown Memorial
"Do Your Best" 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk

On September 9, 2017 Stef Ripple hosted it's inaugural Stefanie Ashdown Memorial "Do Your Best" 5k and 1 mile walk. The race was held in Arnold, Maryland, beginning at the Belvedere Elementary school. Proceeds raised will be used to provide support to ovarian cancer patients and their families by funding camps and activities for their children.

This event was special in so many ways. From the kindness of the volunteers and sponsors to the 400+ who registered to Stef's son finishing first overall - It was truly amazing!Together we came together as a community, a family to spread ovarian cancer awareness and to honor Stef. Thank you all!

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Keep the Ripple Going

Stefanie was always appreciative and the words “thank you” were frequently said by her. So, from her, and the Stef Ripple organization – “Thank you.”