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Fifth Annual HCC 5K Challenge Race Promotes Wellness, Raises Funds for Student Scholarships

Columbia, MD – For the fifth year, more than 500 employees from over 50 sponsoring companies and organizations will run, climb, and crawl their way to the finish line on Sunday, October 14, 2018, for the Howard Community College (HCC) 5K Challenge Race. The event provides opportunities to promote health and corporate wellness along with team building, while raising funds for student scholarships. 

The Howard Community College Educational Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports HCC and its students, has partnered with the Columbia Association (CA) who will provide 
on-site personal trainers during the 8-week training program, a 90-Day complimentary membership to the CA sports and fitness facilities, and weekly health and workforce wellness newsletters to employees as an extra benefit to participating organizations. 

The HCC 5K Challenge Race training opportunities differentiate this race from other running events. The event specifically targets businesses, organizations, and community groups, with corporate team sponsorships starting at $750. Employees of sponsoring companies are invited to weekly trainings and receive tips to improve overall health and wellness. The HCC Educational Foundation expects to raise more than $100,000 for student scholarships through the event. 

Sponsorships are still available for businesses and corporations. Individuals wishing to form community groups should contact For more information on sponsorships or the HCC 5K Challenge Race, visit or contact the HCC Educational Foundation at 443-518-1970

Giving makes a difference! Your support helps students along their pathways to success.