HCC 5K Challenge Race
9.13.2021 Newsletter
Welcome and Training Opportunities
Welcome to the sixth edition of the HCC 5K Challenge Race newsletter. Explore the 3 kinds of exercise that boost heart health, how scholarships helped Rachel, and learn more about Ed Hamel and Hamel Builders.

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 Thursdays 5:45 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
3 kinds of exercise that boost heart health

Being physically active is a major step toward good heart health. It’s one of your most effective tools for strengthening the heart muscle, keeping your weight under control, and warding off the artery damage from high cholesterol, high blood sugar, and high blood pressure that can lead to heart attack or stroke

Learn more HERE.
Student Spotlight: Rachel
Rachel received the BIC Educational Foundation scholarship for students in HCC’s Center for Hospitality and Culinary Studies. She also participated in HCC’s Career Links program for single parents, which led her to a scholarship from the Business Women’s Network of Howard County. She said, "This has been a really good experience...I’ve had a lot of support, and I learned a lot.”

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: Hamel Builders

Founded in 1988 and based in Elkridge, Hamel Builders is a premier multifamily renovation and new construction firm in the mid-Atlantic region. Hamel has been donating to Howard Community College for over 20 years. Ed Hamel said, "It’s almost impossible for a working family to send a kid through school, and where do you invest your money better than a college at the community level?”

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!