Hibernation to 5K 2021

Registration is now open! Register here

  • Start date: January 6th at 5:30pm and 6:40pm
  • Location: Oakland Mills High School
  • Duration: 6 weeks
  • Cost: $25

Covid-19 Restrictions

We will be meeting in smaller groups with this program in order to meet the guidelines for COVID-19 social distancing. This will require us to meet in different locations of the school (one group will meet at the lower parking lot and another group will meet at Blandair parking lot). We will also be staggering our start times to accommodate the groups. Therefore, there will be TWO start times to meet. An early group will meet at 5:30 pm and a later group will meet at 6:40 pm.

Maximum participants 40 (10 per group). HCS will also be monitoring COVID guidelines and will adjust as needed to remain in compliance of any/all group gathering requirements for the County. We ask that all participants be cognizant of this in order to be flexible with groupings as needed.

You must be a current member of the Howard County Striders in order to participate in the program. Not a member? Go here to join today!

Next Step Hibernation to 5K has a start date of January 6, 2021 and will meet for 6 weeks. This is a no frills, get to work right away program to encourage a quick start to 2021. This program is for both beginning runners and more experienced adult runners (18+) that just need to get off the couch after a long 2020! We will be meeting at Oakland Mills, but will be using the track, roads and paths in order to maintain proper Social Distancing protocols. A headlamp will be needed, as well as proper clothing with night reflection for safety reasons. Although we only train as a group once a week, participants should expect to be devoting time for 3-4 workouts each week in order to maximize their progress. The coordinators for this program are the trio of Bill Arbelaez, Rene Alonso and Bill Brown. Please note there will be no restrooms available.