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Howard Community College 5K Challenge Race Raises Over $63,000 for Student Scholarships

Overhead of racers through starting gate on campus quad for 5K Challenge Race 2015

Raindrops stopped just in time for over 300 participants in Howard Community College’s second annual 5K Challenge Race on Sunday, November 1, 2015, to run, climb, and crawl through an obstacle-filled course on the college’s campus. With teams from 40 sponsoring organizations as well as college employee, student, and alumni teams, the Howard Community College Educational Foundation raised over $63,000 to support student scholarships.

The overall Corporate Challenge Champion goes to Harkins Builders.

Sponsoring organizations also competed for one of seven Challenge Bowls, with winners as follows:  Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny (Downtown Columbia Bowl); Cushman & Wakefield (Columbia Gateway Bowl); KCI Technologies (Design & Construction Bowl); Sandy Spring Bank (Finance Bowl); NAI KLNB – Abby Glassberg (Real Estate Bowl); Turf Valley (The Challenge Bowl); and Columbia Association (Wellness Challenge).  The Rouse Faculty won in the HCC Staff/Faculty category, and the HCC Student Team award was claimed by We Got the Runs.

Winners of fastest course time were Rich Thomas (male, 00:18:56) of the Cushman & Wakefield Team, and Lauren Leatherman (female, 00:21:09) of Harkins Builders.

Allen & Shariff Corporation won the “Aim to be Active” 10-week online challenge.

5K Challenge Race 2015 Sponsors included:

Champion Sponsors
Harkins Builders
Howard County General Hospital
Pandora Jewelry, LLC

Challenger Sponsors
24 Hours of Booty for Race
Allen & Shariff Corporation
The Columbia Bank
DSM Nutritional Products
John Hopkins Carey School of Business
KCI Technologies
M&T Bank
Sandy Spring Bank

Sprinter Sponsors
BB&T Bank
Cardiovascular Specialists of Central Maryland
Columbia Association
Corporate Office Properties Trust
EMJAY Engineering and Construction Co., Inc.
Allan and Linda Field
Gilbane Company
Hamel Builders
Maxim Healthcare
Sage Management
Smyth Jewelers
Synergy ECP
Turf Valley
Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults
Vintage Security
Waldon Studio Architects
Whole Foods

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

For individual race times and additional information on the 5K Challenge Race 2015, visit For photos of race day, visit

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