After careful consideration, the Howard County Striders regret to announce that the 2017 Metric Marathon has been cancelled. Planned construction will cause the pedestrian bridge over Route 29 to be closed for several months when the race is typically held. As former Metric runners know, the bridge and bike path form the final miles of the course and provide a safe way for runners to cross over Route 29. Alternate courses were considered, but none were viable due to safety concerns, which the race directors take very seriously. The race will be on hiatus and the Striders will evaluate if the race can resume in 2018. Thank you for your support and understanding.
Registration for the Howard County Striders / Bullseye Running Summer Striders training program is open! The program is for high school and college age runners looking for longer distance training through the summer. For more information and to register, visit the training group page
To Columbia residents:
The Howard County Striders will be hosting the Penguin Pace 5K on Sunday February 5th, 2017. Runners will be on the roads in certain areas of Howard County between 7:30am and 9:00am. Please be prepared for any traffic delays around Harpers Farm Rd, Eliots Oak Rd, Hesperus Drive, and Castle Moor Drive. No roads will be closed, but police officers may stop cars at certain points to allow runners to pass safely.
For detailed information on which roads will be impacted, you can view the race course map.
The latest edition of the Footprints newsletter has arrived!
Start date: January 23rd at 6pm
Location: Oakland Mills High School
Duration: 6 weeks
Registration opens 12/11/17
Max participants 40
The 2017 HCS David Tripp Scholar/Athlete award applications have been posted!
The Summer 2016 edition of Footprints has been posted!