HCC 5K Challenge Race
8.23.2021 Newsletter
Welcome and Training Opportunities

Welcome to the third edition of the HCC 5K Challenge Race newsletter. Enjoy learning the 5 heart numbers you need to know, that you are never too old to go back to school, and the sponsor spotlight on KCI Technologies, Inc.

Training Opportunities:
Basic Training M/W/F, 6;00 a.m. (Meet at the CA's, Athletic Club, 6435 Beaverkill Road, Columbia)
Group Run/Walk Thursday's 6:30 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
5 Heart Numbers You Need To Know

Knowing just a few key metrics can provide a pretty accurate picture of your current cardiac fitness—and give you ongoing motivation to maintain healthy heart numbers and improve less healthy ones. “It’s important to remember that all of these numbers fall on a continuous scale,” says Johns Hopkins cardiologist Michael Blaha, M.D., M.P.H. “It’s not enough to say you have high or low blood pressure—your doctor is looking at how high or how low.”

Learn more HERE
Student Spotlight: Patrice

Initially unsure if she would fit in at HCC, Patrice soon found that you are never too old to go back to school. She said, “I tell people, young or old, you’re never too old to go back to school. I advise all the younger kids to go and get some type of certification, if not a degree. Get more than one. It’s really a great school.”

Read more HERE
Fueling Dragons 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: KCI Technologies, Inc.

KCI is a 100-percent employee-owned engineering, planning, and construction firm serving clients throughout the United States. Our multi-disciplined service offerings allow us to provide exceptional turnkey expertise to federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as institutional and private-sector clients. Chuck Phillips, Jr., senior vice president of KCI Technologies, Inc., states that about one in four interns are hired, and the company hires between four and six new graduates every year.

Learn More HERE
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 which 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!