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June 2016
HCLS Youth Marathon
2015 Discover Downtown Columbia 5k

Keep active throughout the summer and complete a marathon (26.2 miles) one step at a time! Log your daily mileage every time you walk, jog, or run whether it’s around your neighborhood, while on vacation, with a friend, headed to the pool, at the park, or wherever you are. Students in grades K – 12 can register online through Read more

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2015 Discover Downtown Columbia 5k
3
Jun June 2016
HCLS Youth Marathon

Keep active throughout the summer and complete a marathon (26.2 miles) one step at a time! Log your daily mileage every time you walk, jog, or run whether it’s around your neighborhood, while on vacation, with a friend, headed to the pool, at the park, or wherever you are. Students in grades K – 12 can register online through Read more

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April 2016
Third Annual Discover Downtown Columbia 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Set for Oct. 2 
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The Downtown Columbia Partnership and Howard County Library System are hosting the third annual Discover Downtown Columbia 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 9 a.m. at The Plaza at The Mall in Columbia. The course takes runners past and through some of Downtown Columbia’s iconic landmarks including The Mall in Read more

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Apr April 2016
Third Annual Discover Downtown Columbia 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run Set for Oct. 2 

The Downtown Columbia Partnership and Howard County Library System are hosting the third annual Discover Downtown Columbia 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on Sunday, Oct. 2, starting at 9 a.m. at The Plaza at The Mall in Columbia. The course takes runners past and through some of Downtown Columbia’s iconic landmarks including The Mall in Read more

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Follow The Landmarks
The Downtown Columbia Partnership and Howard County Library System are excited for the third annual Discover Downtown Columbia Running Event. This exciting run winds through many iconic landmarks of Downtown Columbia, both old and new, including The Mall In Columbia, Symphony Woods, Merriweather Post Pavilion, past the Howard County Central Library and onto the Columbia Association’s new pathway around Lake Kittamaqundi. Runners tackling the 5k will take off from the Plaza at The Mall in Columbia at 9:07 AM, following our Fun Run younglings at 9 AM. The Finish Line will be at the People Tree on the Downtown Lakefront and post-race festivities are in the works for a fun and festive celebration.

 

 


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Quick Facts

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Fun Run begins at 9am, 5k at 9:07

Race begins at The Plaza at The Mall In Columbia and ends at the People Tree on the Downtown Lakefront

Race Field Limit: 1000

Minimum Age: 10yr for 5k

Maximum Age: 10yr for fun run

Air Temperature: Typical averages 65℉ – 75℉

Mass Start/Chip timed

Entry Fees: $10 1mi fun run | $40 5K

 

Multi surface course: gravel, grass, paved streets, & trails

Amenities

Awards ceremony with 20 performance awards. Post-race food for all registered participants courtesy of our Downtown Columbia Partners. Post-race event with entertainment, children’s activities and more!

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup

Packet pickup will be Friday September 30 from 4 to 6pm and Saturday October 1 from 10am to 2pm, at The Mall In Columbia, 10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044, on the lower level in the Lord & Taylor wing.

NOTE: you will need to present a photo ID. If picking up for others, please bring a copy of their photo ID or a copy of their race registration.

 

Courses

The course takes runners past and through some of the most iconic Downtown Columbia landmarks including The Mall In Columbia, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Toby’s Dinner Theatre, The Rouse Building home to the new Whole Foods and future home of Haven On The Lake, and the Lake Kittamaqundi promenade. Click map image for interactive version.

5K Route

Fun Run Route

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Awards

Top 3 Overall Male/Female

 

5K Age groups

Top 1 in 10-14 Male/Female

Top 1 in 15-19 Male/Female

Top 1 in 20-29 Male/Female

Top 1 in 30-39 Male/Female

Top 1 in 40-49 Male/Female

Top 1 in 50-59 Male/Female

Top 1 in 60+ Male/Female

Results

2015 Results Can be found HERE

2016 Results Can be found HERE