HCC 5K Challenge Race
8.30.2021 Newsletter
Welcome and Training Opportunities

Welcome to the fourth edition of the HCC 5K Challenge Race newsletter. Learn how to help your heart by overcoming exercise excuses, meet Cara who was motivated to do well, and the sponsor spotlight on Apple Ford Lincoln.

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
Help Your Heart By Overcoming Roadblocks

Even when you know that your heart health depends on physical activity, following through can be tough. Barriers, real and imagined, often get in the way of the best of intentions. Johns Hopkins cardiologist Chiadi Ndumele, M.D., M.H.S. , shares the advice he gives his patients for moving past the most common exercise roadblocks.

Learn more HERE.
Student Spotlight: Cara

Cara received several scholarships to help cover her academic expenses, including the JoshuaOneNine Career Links Scholarship, the HCC Educational Foundation Career Links Scholarship, and the Maxim Charitable Foundation Scholarship. “The scholarships were very motivating,” Cara says. “I felt like there were people out there who were willing to help me if I was willing to put the work in.”

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: Apple Ford Lincoln

At Apple Ford Lincoln, we want every customer that walks through our door to be a Customer for Life. We know from experience that nothing beats a courteous and respectful experience when it comes to buying cars, and we strive for the best for every driver that enters our showroom.

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!