Women’s Distance Festival 5K

Sunday June 13, 2021


Columbia Gateway Business Community

7110 Samuel Morse Dr, Columbia, MD 21046

The Howard County Striders host an annual race in the Maryland Women’s Distance Festival series. This race features female runners and gives special awards for mother/daughter teams.


Important Dates

Registration OpensRegister here
Online Registration ClosesIn person registration available at packet pickup and on race day
Packet PickupPickup your race bib and support our sponsor Feet First Sports
Registration is available but is CASH ONLY!
10am – 4pmFeet First Sports
Race DayPacket Pickup is available
7:30am7110 Samuel Morse Dr
Columbia, MD 21046

Registration & Fees

Through 5/31/21
  • First price tier
  • Register early for the cheapest price!
6/1/21 – 6/11/21
  • Second price tier
  • Final price tier
  • Price applies to in person registration at packet pickup which is CASH ONLY!

How to Create a Mother/Daughter Team

  1. Click the link: Mother and Daughter Team
  2. Complete the information for Runner #1
  3. After selecting team name, select 1 of 3 team brackets based on daughter’s age:
    • Mother & Daughter 13 and younger
    • Mother & Daughter 14-20
    • Mother & Daughter 21 & older
  4. At the checkout summary, select “Add new entry” to register Runner #2. Click the Mother and Daughter team link again and enter Runner #2 info.
  5. Please note that when you click the Mother and Daughter link to register Runner #2, the screen will display an additional $60 charge but after you complete the registration for Runner #2 the second $60 charge comes off the fee when you add Runner #2 to an existing team (the name you created when registering Runner #1). Sorry for the confusion on that but at least it fixes itself before checkout.

Location & Course Map

The race takes place in the Columbia Gateway Business Community. The start/finish location is at: 7110 Samuel Morse Dr, Columbia, MD 21046

There are several parking lots along Samuel Morse Drive for use by runners and volunteers. The parking lots closest to Buildings #7110 and #7120 will be closed to all for the start/finish staging.


Participants can win awards in a variety of categories including overall, age group and mother/daughter teams.

Overall winners are NOT eligible for age group awards but ARE eligible for Mother/Daughter awards.

  • Top 3 Overall
  • 1st Overall Master
  • 1st Overall Grand-Master
  • Top 3 Mother/Daughter Teams Based on the Daughter’s Age:
    • 13 & Under
    • 14 – 20
    • 21+
  • Top 3 in the following age groups:
    • 9 & Under
    • 10-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70-79
    • 80+

Race Results

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This year each participant will receive a pair of LED Shoe Lights!


Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting the race!