September 12, 2021

    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.

    Mark your calendars for September 12, 2021. The race starts at 8:30am at Centennial Park.

    Both the 5K race & 1-mile fun walk & run follow a course through beautiful Centennial Park located off Route 108 in Ellicott City, Maryland.


    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 footpath 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 footpath 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.

    Stay tuned for our 2021 packet pickup information!


    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

    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

    5K Overall
    Top 1 Overall Male/Female

    5K Age groups
    Top 2 in 1-9 Male/Female
    Top 2 in 10-14 Male/Female
    Top 2 in 15-19 Male/Female
    Top 2 in 20-29 Male/Female
    Top 2 in 30-39 Male/Female
    Top 2 in 40-49 Male/Female
    Top 2 in 50-59 Male/Female
    Top 2 in 60-69 Male/Female
    Top 2 in 70+ Male/Female
    Top 2 in 80+ 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 State’s Attorney – Male/Female
    Top 1 Strider – Male/Female
    Top 1 HCPD Civilian – Male/Female
    Top 1 HCPD Dispatcher – Male/Female
    Chief’s Cup for the Top Police Academy 5 Person Team

    1 Mile Fun Walk / Run
    Top 1 Overall Male/Female


    2019 Police Pace Results:
    By Group