Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017
Location: HCC, HVPA Building
Type: 5K Run
Distance: 5K (3.1 Miles)
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One of Columbia’s greatest strengths is its rich diversity. As Columbia celebrates their 50th birthday join FIRN (Foreign born Information and Referral Network) at the inaugural International 5k Race & Family Fun Run!
Join the Multicultural Fair at the finish line!
Columbia and Howard County’s generous diversity boasts residents from the United States and around the world. All are invited to run or walk together in the spirit of community and friendly competition to celebrate our wonderful diversity. Unique features of the event include bibs, flags from countries of choice, and several categories of recognition. A “Parade of Nations” during the event welcoming all runners, walkers, volunteers and spectators to participate is being planned. The all-inclusive “Parade of Nations” will celebrate the town’s rich 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 all to experience the richness of the planned community on it’s 50th birthday. Families are encouraged to participate.
All proceeds will go directly to FIRN.
Included in the price of your registration:
- A well organized event!
- 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.**
|Event||1/23– 2/05||2/06– 3/18||3/19– 3/30||Pre-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)||FREE||FREE||FREE||FREE|
|Family Fun Run/Walk – Under 12 (incl race shirt)||$10||$10||$10||$10|
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 21, 4pm-7pm and Saturday, April 1, 10am-4pm
Location– Feet First Sports, Hickory Ridge Village Center, 6420 Freetown Rd. #130, Columbia, MD 21044
Registration — Paper registration will be available at packet pickup. Payment will be accepted in the form of cash, check or credit card.
|7:30 – 8:45am||Packet Pickup/Race Day Registration|
|8:55am||Family Fun Run/Walk line up|
|9:00am||Family Fun Run/Walk Starts|
|9:15am||Pre-Race Meeting for 5k|
|9:30am||5k 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