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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 2019 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 group runs begin Monday, August 19.  Runs will leave from the HCC quad.  

    Weekly Newsletters:

    A weekly newsletter is sent out to participants and sponsors with training information, nutritional tips, sponsor events, and more. Links to the 2018 newsletters are posted below.  The 2019 newsletters will be available in early June.

  • 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

    • Havtech

    Champion

    • Hamel Builders
    • M&T Bank

    Challenger

    • Allen & Shariff
    • Howard Hughes Corporation
    • Leach Wallace Associates, Inc.
    • Revere Bank

    Sprinter

    • LG-TEK

    Team

    • Konterra Realty

    2018 Sponsors:
    Presenting

    • Havtech

    Champion

    • Apple Ford Lincoln
    • COPT
    • Hamel Builders
    • Harkins Builders
    • Howard County General Hospital
    • M&T Bank
    • Sandy Spring Bank

    Challenger

    • Allen & Shariff
    • BB&T
    • Coca-Cola
    • Design Collective
    • Howard Hughes Corporation
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • KCI Technologies
    • MedStar Health
    • Pandora
    • Revere Bank
    • Tenable
    • Waldon Studio Architects

    Sprinter

    • Columbia Association
    • Davis Agnor Rapaport Skalny LLC
    • Dembo Jones, PC
    • Dobbin Dental Suite
    • Ecoprint
    • Allan & Linda Field
    • Glassberg/Staines Family
    • Grimm & Parker
    • Howard Bank
    • Huddles Jones Sorteberg & Dachille
    • In-Depth Engineering
    • JMT 
    • KC Company
    • Leach Wallace Associates, Inc.
    • The Lutheran Village at Millers Grant
    • Morgan Keller Construction
    • Planning Solutions Group
    • Sheraton Columbia Town Center

    Team

    • ADG Creative
    • ATI, Inc.
    • Biegel Waller Investment Advisory Services
    • Chesapeake Lighting
    • Cicero Capital Partners
    • Classic Granite & Marble, Inc.
    • CRISP
    • First Coast Security
    • HoCoMoJo
    • Howard County Police Department
    • Keller Williams Realty Centre
    • L2M/NAI Michael
    • Lifespan Network
    • LG-TEK
    • NextLOGiK
    • Old Line Bank
    • Pivot Health Solutions
    • Snowden Lane Partners
    • Tower Federal Credit Union
    • Turf Valley Resort

    In-kind Sponsors

    • Baltimore Sun Media Group
    • The Business Monthly
    • Focus on Women Magazine
    • Smyth Jewelers
    • Sprouts Farmers Market

    2017 Challenge Race Sponsors

    Champion

    • GEICO
    • Harkins Builders
    • Havtech
    • Pandora
    • Sandy Spring Bank

    Challenger

    • Allen & Shariff
    • BB&T
    • Coca Cola
    • The Columbia Bank
    • Corporate Office Properties Trust
    • Design Collective, Inc.
    • Hamel Builders
    • Howard County General Hospital
    • KCI Technologies
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • M&T Bank
    • Magellan Health
    • NewWave Foundation
    • Tenable
    • Waldon Studio Architects

    Sprinter

    • Columbia Association
    • Costello Construction
    • Ecoprint
    • Edward Arthur Jewelers
    • Howard Hughes Corporation
    • Leach Wallace
    • Lifespan Network/Beacon Institute
    • The Lutheran Village at Miller's Grant
    • Turf Valley Resort

    Team

    • ADG Creative
    • Bay Bank
    • Bowman & Company / Dutch Soccer School
    • CBG Building Company
    • Chesapeake Lighting
    • CRISP
    • Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalny, LLC
    • St. John Properties, Inc.
    • First Coast Security
    • Glassberg/Staines Family
    • GymGo
    • Howard County Police Department
    • LG-Tek
    • Pivot Physical Therapy
    • Revere Bank
    • RMR Real Estate Services
    • Synergy ECP
    • Tower Federal Credit Union
    • Morgan Keller Construction

    Media Sponsors

    • Baltimore Sun Media Group
    • Business Monthly

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

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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