September 10, 2023

Race Info

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.

Thank you for a successful 2021 race. We look forward to seeing everyone again in September 2022!


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.

Packet Pickup

Thank you for another wonderful year! We look forward to seeing you again in 2022!


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


2021 Police Pace Results:
By Group