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Challenge Race

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Healthy minds, healthy bodies, and healthy lives. HCC is dedicated to advancing education in our community. Partnering with Columbia Association who's vision is to make Columbia the community of choice - today and for generations to come and the American Heart Association, because "life is Why". This event focuses on corporate health and wellness programs for small and large organizations in our community.

In 2015, 49% of HCC students needed some form of financial aid. Proceeds from this event support HCC’s student scholarship programs, allowing many HCC students to pursue a career in the healthcare industry.  Learn where your sponsor dollars are allocated.

The Event

Experience HCC’s beautiful campus and unique race course as your organization competes for prestigious “Challenge” awards and join teammates and participants in the Celebration Village to learn more about HCC, our partners and programs!

Become a Sponsor or TEAM

  • Race Day and Event Details

    Commit to creating a healthy community by participating in the HCC 5K Challenge Race.

    October 30, 2016, 8:00 AM
    Howard Community College
    10901 Little Patuxent Parkway
    Columbia, MD 21044

    Race Day Schedule:

     

     
     

    Time

    Location

    Event

    7:00 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

    Celebration Village

    Company set up in Celebration Village/athletes arrive

    8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

    Celebration Village

    Welcome

    Team CHECK- IN at information table

    Meet participating teams

    Team photo at sponsor tent CA led warm ups

    8:55 a.m.

    Celebration Village

    National Anthem

     

    9:00 a.m.

    Start Line

    5K Challenge race begins in waves. Competitive athlete teams first

    9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

    Howard Community College Campus, 5K Challenge Course

    Course open to all athletes

    9:20 a.m.

    Finish Line

    Welcome first finishers

    10:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m.

    Celebration Village

    Awards Ceremony

    10:30 a.m.

    Celebration Village

    Sign up to take the 2017 5K Challenge!

     
  • Sponsorship

    $5,000 CHAMPION

    • Three teams of 4 participants
    • One 10’ x 10’ tent in the “Celebration Village”
    • Logo placement on shirts, course, and corporate link on event webpage
    • Sponsor recognition (announcements and signage)
    • Invitation to attend sponsor appreciation reception
    • Named scholarship at Howard Community College ($3,500)

    $2,500 CHALLENGER

    • Two teams of 4 participants
    • One 10’ x 10’ tent in the “Celebration Village”
    • Logo placement on shirts, course, and corporate link on event webpage
    • Sponsor recognition (announcements and signage)
    • Invitation to attend sponsor appreciation reception
    • Named scholarship at Howard Community College ($1,500)

    $1,500 SPRINTER

    • Two teams of 4 participants
    • One 10’ x 10’ tent in the “Celebration Village”
    • Logo placement on shirts, course, and corporate link on event webpage
    • Sponsor recognition (announcements and signage)
    • Invitation to attend sponsor appreciation reception

    $750 TEAM

    • One team of 4 participants
    • Corporate link on event webpage
    • Sponsor recognition (announcements)
    • Invitation to attend sponsor appreciation reception

    $300 Community Teams

    • One team of 4 participants

    Become a Sponsor or TEAM

  • Training

    Columbia Association will provide training to all participants.

    Nutritional information will be shared to maximize your training efforts and help you understand how to boost your metabolism.

    Sample Weekly Training Runs Schedule

  • Previous Winners

    2015 WINNERS

    • Harkins Builders -- Overall Challenge Cup Champion
    • Turf Valley -- Challenge Cup
    • KCI Technologies -- Design and Construction Cup
    • NAI KLNB Abby Glassberg -- Real Estate Cup
    • Columbia Association -- Wellness Cup
    • Sandy Spring Bank -- Finance Cup
    • Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny -- Downtown Columbia Cup
    • Cushman & Wakefield -- Gateway Cup
    • Rouse Faculty -- Faculty and Staff Cup
    • WGTR Student Team -- Student Cup

     

    2014 WINNERS

    • The Wilson Family -- Overall Champion
    • Smyth Jewelers -- Challenge Cup
    • KCI Technologies -- Real Estate Cup
    • Columbia Association -- Wellness Cup
    • BB&T Rouse Runners -- Finance Cup
    • JHU Carey School of Business -- Columbia Gateway Cup
  • Sponsors

    Champion

    Challenger

    Sprinter

    Team Sponsors

     

    2015 Challenge Race Sponsors

    Champion
    Harkins Builders
    Howard County General Hospital
    Pandora Jewelry, LLC

    Challenger
    24 Hours of Booty
    Allen & Shariff 
    BGE
    Coca Cola Refreshments, Inc
    The Columbia Bank
    DSM Nutritional Products
    Gilbane Building Company, Inc
    Hamel Builders, Inc
    Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
    KCI Technologies, Inc
    M&T Bank
    Sandy Spring Bank
     

    Sprinter
    Allan and Linda Field
    BB&T
    Cardiovascular Specialists of Central Maryland
    Columbia Association
    Corporate Office Properties Trust
    EMJAY Engineering and Construction Co., Inc.
    Gilbane Company
    Hamel Builders
    Howard Hughes
    Maxim Healthcare
    Sage Management
    Synergy ECP
    Turf Valley
    Protection 1
    Waldon Studio Architects

    Team Sponsors
    Abby Glassberg/NAI KLNB
    ADG Creative
    Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
    Cushman & Wakefield
    Davis, Agnor, Rapaport, & Skalny, LLC
    First Potomac Realty Trust
    The Horizon Foundation
    Howard Bank
    Lee & Associates
    The Pittman Family

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