***AAA Physical Therapy will provide FREE PT screens before, during, and after this 5K event so just call 443.979.7171 to set it up then!***
Columbia and Howard County’s rich diversity includes residents from across the United States and around the world. You are invited to run or walk with us in the spirit of community and friendly competition to celebrate our wonderful diversity.
Unique features of the event include the chance to represent the country of your choice by carrying the flag from that country and several categories of recognition. In addition, we begin the event with a “Parade of Nations”. All runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators are welcome to participate in the parade. Last year’s “Parade of Nations” celebrated Columbia’s diversity with participants from the United States and more than 70 other countries.
The route for the 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk and 1-mile run/walk will wind through some of Columbia’s neighborhoods allowing you to experience the richness of the planned community. Families are encouraged to participate.
All proceeds will go directly to support FIRN‘s services.
Included in the price of your registration:
- Race photos
- Finisher medal (for 5k registrants only)
- Custom awards for podium winners
- Post race food
- Satisfaction of finishing a race or a family fun run!
**Online registration closes on 3/30 midnight EDT. If you would like to register past this date, you are welcome to do so at pre-race packet pickup and registration on the morning of the race.**
EVENT11/1-12/311/1-2/283/1-3/22PRE-RACE PACKET PICKUP AND DAY OF
Family Fun Run/Walk – Adult (no t-shirt)$15$15$15$20
Family Fun Run/Walk – Adult (incl race shirt)$25$25$25$25
Family Fun Run/Walk – Under 12 (no race shirt)FREEFREEFREEFREE
Family Fun Run/Walk – Under 12 (incl race shirt)$10$10$10$10
There are no refunds available for this race.
Click here for the 5K Map
Click here for the mapmyrun view
Start: We will use a mass start for both events.
Timing: This event will be professionally chip timed by Racine Multisports! We will be providing race day results LIVE during the event.
Event Rules: The roads will not be closed to vehicular traffic so runners must be observant at all times. Runners must obey all race official instructions. Volunteers will be placed in key areas to help direct race traffic. Cutting the course or interfering with other athletes will result in disqualification. Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt or waist and be visible the entire race.
Packet Pickup –
Date/times–Friday, March 9, 4pm-7pm and Saturday, March 24 1, 10am-4pm
Registration — Paper registration will be available at packet pickup. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card.
7:30 – 8:45amPacket Pickup/Race Day Registration
8:55amFamily Fun Run/Walk line up
9:00amFamily Fun Run/Walk Starts
9:15amPre-Race Meeting for 5k
9:30am5k Race Starts
*Please keep in mind that we will have multiple races on the same day so expect long lines. It will be best to come early. Race numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt or waist and be visible the entire race.
We will present awards for the top 3 male and top 3 female 5K finishers. Awards will be handed out at the awards ceremony following the race.
Click here for race results. Results will be available after the race.
ADDRESS: Howard County Community College, HVPA Building, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044 MAP