HCC 5K Challenge Race
10.4.2021 Race Week Newsletter
Welcome and Training Opportunities

Welcome to the last edition of the HCC 5K Challenge Race newsletter. This week, learn about the 4 top ways to live longer, how Laura accomplished her educational goals, the sponsor spotlight on The Howard Hughes Corporation, AND race day information!

PREVIEW the HCC 5K Challenge Race course on Thursday, October 7, 2021.
We will not be meeting at Feet First this week. Instead, join us on The Quad on HCC's campus at 5:00 p.m. close to where the race will start and finish...view the course map HERE. You can walk or run the course. Please note signage will help you navigate from start to finish. We will also provide printed maps for reference along the route.

For individuals with Columbia Association's 90-complimentary family membership, please visit the CA's website for special programming, gym, and outdoor pool locations and hours.
Race Day Information
Company representatives, please arrive by 7:15 - 7:45 am. Runners, please arrive by 8:00 a.m. and Park in Lot A.

One company representative should come to the information table to pick up the team's race bibs and t-shirts. Additionally,

  • All companies have been assigned to tents in Celebration Village.
  • Company representative will pick up race shirts and timing bibs at the information table. 
  • For anyone using restrooms, please note that face masks are required inside all HCC's buildings.

In Celebration Village, there will be a food tent, music, and an awards ceremony. The race is a rain or shine event.
Fueling Dragons Spotlight: Food Pantry
Help "spice-up" and stock HCC's campus food pantry by donating dried oregano, basil, garlic powder, and chili powder. Also, pantry builders like olive oil, vegetable oil, cider vinegar, and low sodium (less than 480 mg sodium) vegetable, chicken, and beef broth. Other items of need include whole grain breakfast cereals (1st ingredient is whole grain preferable with less than 6g of sugar), pancake mixes, and shelf-stable low-fat dairy and non-dairy milk.

The campus food pantry provides access to nutritious food and personal care items and is open to only Howard Community College students.
Organizations are also invited to host food drives or donation drives to support the food pantry. For more information, contact pantry@howardcc.edu or learn more about the Fueling Dragons program HERE.
Health and Wellness
4 top ways to live longer

A Johns Hopkins-led study of 6,200 men and women over eight years found that those who adopted four smart behaviors reduced the chance of death from all causes within that time frame by an astounding 80 percent. How to live longer? Here are those four factors, all within your control.

Learn more HERE.
Student Spotlight: Laura
Laura worked in the food services industry for more than 20 years, including the past 15 years as a cafeteria manager for Howard County Public School System. Ready to advance her career, she wanted to become a field representative for the school system so she could supervise other cafeteria managers and gain more responsibilities. Scholarships helped her achieve her goal!

Read more HERE
Sponsor Spotlight: The Howard Hughes Corporation
For more than a decade, The Howard Hughes Corporation has been supporting students at Howard Community College through donations to the HCC Educational Foundation. The company, which is the community developer for Downtown Columbia, puts a high value on education. “Having an educated workforce is critical to the economic well-being of a community, and HCC is essential to the growth and prosperity of Howard County,” said Greg Fitchitt, Howard Hughes’ regional president.

2021 HCC 5K Challenge Race Sponsors
Shop Local
Save 10% off everything in the store starting 8.9.2021 to Race Day. Feet First is your one-stop-shop for making your 5K training a smashing success. Find shoes, socks, insoles, apparel, recovery, nutrition, gait/foot analysis, and more. Please mention the HCC 5K Race discount at check-out.
HCC Educational Foundation

The HCC Educational Foundation (HCCEF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that provides funds to support scholarships and programs that benefit students at Howard Community College. Established in 1978, the HCCEF's mission is to improve lives and create opportunities by funding pathways to student success.
Learn more HERE.
* Howard Community College continuously monitors COVID 19 requirements and is following protocols that are consistent with CDC guidelines, the Maryland Department of Health, the Howard County Health Department, and Howard County Government.
Racing to Raise Money for Student Scholarships!