September 11, 2016

    The Annual Howard County Police Pace 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk & Run is sponsored by the Howard County Police Foundation to benefit the Howard County Police Department.

    Race date for 2017 to be determined!

     

    Both the 5K Race & 1 Mile Fun Walk & Run follow a course through beautiful Centennial Park located off Route 108 in Columbia, Maryland. The 5K course was redesigned in 2006 and allows for a less crowded course. 

     

    5K Race

    The 5K will head out to Rt. 108 and follow Rt. 108 east to Woodland Road. Participants then re-enter the park on Woodland Road and follow the paved foot path around the lake counter clockwise, finishing at the band shell.

    Fun Run

    The 1 Mile Fun Walk & Run starts five minutes after the 5K on the roadway near the park concession area and proceeds toward the boat launching area where it follows the roadway to the left toward the upper pavilion area. The course continues to the paved pathways where it turns left back toward the park concession area, crossing the boat launching area, and follows the paved foot path to the finish line near the band shell.

    Awards ceremony with over 50 performance awards. Great food for all registered participants courtesy of our Official Hospitality Host: OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE. In addition to performance awards, EVERY registered participant has the opportunity to win fantastic random prizes! A bike courtesy of Princeton Sports, overnight hotel stays, free dinners, golf outings, and much more! Children’s activities including, free face painting, balloons, and more! Displays of Howard County Police equipment including helicopter, police cars, police motorcycles, K-9, S.W.A.T. Team, and more.

    Packet pick-up will be held at Princeton Sports in Columbia (map)

    (10730 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044)

     

     

    From the Baltimore area:

    Take the Baltimore Beltway (695) to Rt. 70 West

    Route 70 West to Rt. 29 South

    Take Route 29 South approximately 4 miles to Route 108 west (towards Clarksville)

    Take Route 108 west approximately 3/4 mile to the main entrance of Centennial Park

    Make a right into the main entrance of Centennial Park

    The start and finish line for Police Pace is at the boat launching ramp

     

    From the Washington area:

    Take the Washington Beltway (495) to Route 29 north

    Follow Route 29 north to the Columbia area to route 108 west (towards Clarksville)

    Take Route 108 west approximately 3/4 mile to the main entrance of Centennial Park

    Make a right into the main entrance of Centennial Park

    The start and finish line for Police Pace is at the boat launching ramp

    2012-medal5K Overall:
    Top 1 Overall Male/Female

    5K Age groups

    Top 3 in 1-9 Male/Female
    Top 3 in 10-14 Male/Female
    Top 3 in 15-19 Male/Female
    Top 3 in 20-29 Male/Female
    Top 3 in 30-39 Male/Female
    Top 3 in 40-49 Male/Female
    Top 3 in 50-59 Male/Female
    Top 3 in 60-69 Male/Female
    Top 3 in 70+ Male/Female

    5k Special Categories

    Top 1 Faculty/Coach Male/Female
    Top 1 Top Cop – Male/Female
    Top 1 Firefighter/EMS – Male/Female
    Top 1 HCPD – Male/Female
    Top 1 Recruit – Male/Female
    Chief’s Cup for the Top Police Academy 5 Person Team

    1 Mile Fun Walk / Run

    Top 1 Overall Male/Female