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Challenge Race

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

In 2018, 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 racecourse as your organization competes for prestigious “Challenge” awards. The Challenge 5K is a team event where individuals race for the fasted combined score as they run, climb, and crawl their way to the finish line. Join participants in the Celebration Village to learn more about HCC, our partners, and our programs!

Click here to view photos of the 2018 event!

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2018 Challenge Winners

Overall Champion - Harkins Builders
Challenge Award - Howard County Police
Design & Construction Challenge - Havtech
Finance Challenge - M&T Bank 
Information Technology Challenge - In-Depth Engineering 
Professional Services - Huddles, Jones, Sortenberg & Dachille
Real Estate Challenge - Corporate Office Properties Trust
Wellness Challenge - Columbia Association Athletic Club
HCC alumni, Faculty & Staff - Rob & Ann Moxley sponsored faculty/staff team
HCC students - Radiological Technology
Fastest Female - Chrissy Smith
Fastest Male - Stewart Reich


Fifth Annual Howard Community College 5K Challenge Race Raises Over $100,000 for Student Scholarships

Team Race Results

Individual Race Results


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