HCC 5K Challenge Race
9.20.2021 Newsletter
Welcome and Training Opportunities

Welcome to the seventh edition of the HCC 5K Challenge Race newsletter. Learn the heart benefits of exercise, new certifications available at HCC, and the sponsor spotlight on M&T Bank.

Training Opportunities:
Basic Training M/W/F, 6;00 a.m. (Meet at the CA's, Athletic Club, 6435 Beaverkill Raod, 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
Heart benefits of exercise

One of the very best gifts you can give your heart is physical activity. In fact, pairing regular exercise with a healthy diet, maintaining a normal weight, and not smoking is a great protection plan against coronary artery disease and vascular disease. Not convinced such simple steps could be so powerful? These four lifestyle factors reduced the chance of death from all causes by 80 percent over the eight-year period that more than 6,200 subjects were tracked.

Learn more HERE.
Student Spotlight: Brandon

Two scholarships are available for students interested in taking The Dispensary Technician I and II series, a thriving new career. Brandon said, "It’s a really exciting time to join this field. The industry is growing quickly. I am telling all my friends to get certified at HCC.”

Read more HERE
Sponsor Spotlight: M&T Bank

Talking specifically about the bank’s sponsorship of events, Camp remarks, “When you attend an event you really feel the difference HCC is making in our community. Each event is unique, allowing us to connect our employees with a broad spectrum of programs on campus,” Camp explains. “By participating, our employees can see the direct impact of M&T’s participation and financial support.”

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!