Metric Marathon 2017

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.


Summer Striders

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


Junior Striders Spring Track

The Bullseye Running / Howard County Junior Striders spring track program is open for registration!

For program information and registration, visit the Striders page or Bullseye Running page. You can also contact Phil Lang for more details.


Penguin Pace 5K Community Notice

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.


Hibernation to 5K

Hibernation to 5k Training Program for 2017 is here!

Start date: January 23rd at 6pm
Location: Oakland Mills High School
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $25
Registration opens 12/11/17
Max participants 40


Annual Awards Banquet


Join us on 1/7/2017 (Saturday) at 5:00pm for our Annual Awards Banquet.


Address: 10400 Cross Fox Ln, Columbia, MD 21044
(the building at the start of the Bagel Run, next to the Swim Center)

2017 High School Award Applications

The 2017 HCS David Tripp Scholar/Athlete award applications have been posted!

Apply Here!



Footprints Summer 2016

The Summer 2016 edition of Footprints has been posted!

Read it here