HCC 5K Challenge Race
8.16.2021 Newsletter
Welcome and Training Opportunities

Welcome to the second edition of the HCC 5K Challenge Race newsletter. Enjoy reading about fueling your fitness, how scholarships helped Brittney excel in her early childhood education classes, and the sponsor spotlight on Harkins.

Training Opportunities:
Basic Traning M/W/F, 6;00 a.m. (Meet at the CA's, Athletic Club, 6435 Beaverkill Road, Columbia)
Group Run/Walk Thursday's 6:00 p.m. (Meet at Feet First, Wilde Lake Village Center, Suite 110)
Virtually Train with the JustMOVE app--anywhere and anytime!

For individuals activating the Columbia Association's 90-complimentary family membership, please visit the CA's website for special programming, gym, and outdoor pool locations and hours.
Health and Wellness
Fuel Your Fitness

Your heart needs exercise — and what you eat before, during, and after physical activity can affect your performance and how you feel, says Johns Hopkins registered dietitian Kathleen Johnson, M.A., R.D., L.D.N.To personalize what you eat around exercise, dietitians consider two main things.

Learn more HERE.
Student Spotlight: Brittney

Online classes, coupled with scholarships, helped Brittney excel in her childhood education classes. She said, "the registration process was easy, and the flexible design of the classes made it feasible for me to attend.”

Read more HERE
Fueling Dragon Spotlight: Food Pantry
As more students return to campus the need to help fight food insecurity will increase. The campus food pantry provides access to nutritious food and personal care items and is open to only Howard Community College students. Help restock HCC's food pantry by bringing a canned food item to Thursday's training at Feet First or on race day. 
   
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.
Sponsor Spotlight: Harkins
At its core, Harkins is a construction manager specializing in multifamily, commercial, and government building projects. But look a little closer, and you’ll see more. You’ll see a team of vetted professionals united by shared values, working every day to be the best possible partner. For Mark Kelehan, construction project executive at Harkins, the support of education has always been a priority.

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!