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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!

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 13, 2019, 8:30 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 2020 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
  • Weekly Trainings and Newsletters

    Weekly Trainings:

    Weekly training begins Monday, August 19.  Monday runs will leave from Feet First  

    Training Schedule

    Weekly Newsletters:

    A weekly newsletter is sent out to participants and sponsors with training information, nutritional tips, sponsor events, and more.  Links to the 2019 newsletters can be found below:

  • Previous Winners

    2018 Challenge Winners

    2017 Challenge Winners

    2016 Challenge Winners

    • Harkins Builders -- Overall Champion
    • Tenable Network Security -- Challenge Award
    • Ayers Saint Gross -- Design and Construction Challenge
    • Howard Hughes Corporation -- Real Estate Challenge
    • Howard Country General Hospital -- Wellness Challenge
    • Sandy Spring Bank -- Finance Challenge
    • Davis, Agnor, Rapaport and Skalny -- Professional Services Challenge
    • Life Span Network-- Beacon Institute -- Silver Challenge
    • Title X -- Faculty and Staff Challenge
    • The Runs -- Student Challenge

Sponsors
 

Presenting

Champion

Challenger

Sprinter

Team

Results

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

Team Race Results

Individual Race Results

 

 
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