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

participants start racing in the 5k challenge race

Update: the 5k Challenge Race successfully raised over $100,000! View the list of winners and our Flickr album for the event.

Columbia, MD – More than 400 employees from over 40 area businesses will run, climb, and crawl to the finish line on October 30, 2016, for the third annual Howard Community College (HCC) 5K Challenge Race, a wellness and teambuilding event that raises funds for student scholarships. The race takes place on the HCC campus and features a celebration village and awards ceremony for participating teams.

The Howard Community College Educational Foundation has partnered with the Columbia Association and the American Heart Association for the event, which focuses on corporate health and wellness programs for small and large organizations in the community.

The HCC 5K Challenge Race differs from other running events, as it specifically targets businesses, with sponsorships ranging from $750 to $5,000. Employees of sponsoring companies are invited to weekly group training runs and receive tips to improve overall health and wellness.

The HCC Educational Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports HCC and its students, 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 teams should contact foundation@howardcc.edu. A kick-off celebration will take place at Haven on the Lake, 10275 Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, on August 16, 2016.

For more information on sponsorships or the HCC 5K Challenge Race, visit howardcc.edu/hccchallenge or contact at the HCC Educational Foundation at 443-518-1970.
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