HCC 5K Challenge Race
8.9.2021 Kick-off Newsletter
Welcome and Training Opportunities
Welcome to the first edition of the HCC 5K Challenge Race newsletter. For the next 8 weeks, the newsletter will include health and wellness articles, student and sponsor spotlights, additional details as race day approaches, and training opportunities to assist in your overall fitness.

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 6:30 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
Think Twice about following food trends

Instead of focusing on a few healthy foods to eat, it’s much better to have a healthy eating philosophy that guides your decisions when planning meals, grocery shopping, or going out to eat.

Learn more HERE.
Student Spotlight: Clark

Clark said, "It’s probably one of the best decisions I ever made. I’m very thankful for my ability to go there. I feel blessed and honored to have attended HCC. I tried to make the most of my time, and it really paid off. I’m doing good.”

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: Havtech

After naming a space in the Science, Engineering, and Technology Building, Havtech steadily increased their giving each year and, in 2018, became the presenting sponsor of the HCC 5K Challenge Race. When asked about sponsoring the event, Roetering said, “Our employees really enjoy the race, and we get to network with a lot of people in our community, many of whom we work with in some fashion. Plus, it fits our company’s focus on wellness.”

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!