HCC 5K Challenge Race
9.27.2021 Newsletter
Welcome and Training Opportunities

Welcome to the eighth edition of the HCC 5K Challenge Race newsletter. Can't sleep some nights? - find out why, meet Jaylin, a Silas Craft Collegian, and discover more about Corporate Office Properties Trust.

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
Sleepless nights?

In a recent national survey, 44 percent of adults said stress had caused sleepless nights at least once in the previous month. All that tossing, turning, and staring at the ceiling can leave you feeling tired and more stressed the next day. If you’re caught in this vicious cycle of anxiety and insomnia, there’s good news: Simple stress relief techniques can help you sleep better and feel calmer.

Learn more HERE.
Student Spotlight: Jaylin
Starting her higher education experience fully remotely at Howard Community College proved to be a largely smooth transition. Thanks to the intensive mentorship, financial scholarships, resources, and guidance provided through the Silas Craft Collegians Program, Jaylin has felt well-supported in launching her college career successfully.

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: Corporate Office Properties Trust
We are a real estate investment trust that owns, manages, leases, develops, and selectively acquires office and data center properties. An S&P MidCap 400 Company, our shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol OFC. The majority of our portfolio is in locations that support U.S. Government agencies and their contractors. We also own a portfolio of office properties located in select urban/urban-like submarkets within our regional footprint.

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!