In 2017, the Howard County Striders will host a special one-time event to celebrate Columbia’s 50th Birthday. The Columbia 5.0 Mile Race will be held on July 2, 2017
The Howard County Striders holds a variety of large races year-round. The events are primarily held in Columbia, MD and range in distance from 5K to Metric Marathon. These larger races include premiums for registrants, post-race food and activities, and top local competition.
In addition to the larger races, the Howard County Striders also host several smaller events. They are cheaper and only include a few awards and light post-race refreshments. The low-key races are intended to be fun events and include unique events like prediction runs and the All Fruit Relay.
The Howard County Striders host several race series during the year. They have minimal entry fees and include cross country events during the summer, a one-mile family race in the Centennial neighborhoods, and seasonal weekly series races.