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Event Date: August 19-20, 2017
City: Cumberland, MD


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2017 Schedule

8/18/17 @ Downtown Cumberland

8/19/17 @ The Crabby Pig

  • 4:00-7:00pm 25K/5K packet pickup and late registration
  • 5:00-7:00pm Pasta dinner
  • 4:00-7:00pm Sweet Pea Shuffle

8/20/17 @ Canal Place

  • 5:00-6:00am Late packet pickup for 25K
  • 6:00-6:10am Buses depart for Frostburg from Canal Place
  • 7:00am 25K race start
  • 7:00-7:45am Late packet pickup for 5K
  • 8:00am 5K race start
  • 8:30am Post-race buffet opens
  • 10:00am Awards ceremony begins
  • 11:00am Course officially closes

Come to Cumberland and Run the GAP!

Experience the breathtaking natural beauty of Western Maryland's most astounding attraction, the Great Allegany Passage, and support the state's first municipal no-kill shelter! We strive to make Howard's Run Festival one of the most enjoyable and memorable race weekends you will experience and your registration fee contributes to supporting the well-being of the many dogs and cats that are serviced by the Allegany County Animal Shelter.

One Main, Alcova Mortgage Official Festival Sponsors

One Main (formerly One Main Financial) and Alcova Mortgage have returned as sponsors for this year's festivities and have signed on as official festival sponsors. One Main and Alcova Mortgage's continued support allows us up the ante on our course record kitty this year, raising the course record bonus to $200 for breaking the mens' or womens' course records for the Hunter Douglas Howard's 25K. Additionally, we will be offering tech material race shirts for our 25K and 5K participants, another upgrade thanks to the generous support of our sponsors!

Potomac Farms Renews 5K Name Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Potomac Farms Dairy, a division of Gallikers, has renewed their name sponsorship of the Paws on the Pavement 5K. Potomac Farms was the name sponsor for our inaugural running last year, and we are pleased to receive their commitment for 2017. Potomac Farms not only supplied funding for the event but also supplied chocolate milk for all the runners last year and even fielded a corporate team for the 5K!

Early Bird Registration Now Open!

This year, Howard's Run Festival is partnering with Run Sign Up for online registration services. Registration fees will remain the same, with the added bonus of lower processing fees. Early bird registration is now available for all events - Hunter Douglas Howard's 25K Run, Potomac Farms Paws on the Pavement 5K, and our inaugural staging of the Sweet Pea Shuffle! Register online

Hunter Douglas Renews Commit to Festival!

Nothing kicks off a new season like good news from our sponsors! Not only is Hunter Douglas back on board for Howard's Run Fest 2017, but they are also increasing their donation! We're happy to have Hunter Douglas back on board as our name sponsor for our main event - the Hunter Douglas Howard's 25K!

2017 Cash Awards Get Bigger!

Since the weather made our 25K even more challenging, no one was able to break the current course records. That means for 2017, the Break the Bank Kitty will increase another $100! Our first male and female 25K runners to cross the finish line will receive an additional $200 should they break the respective course records as well as cashing in on the $100 for capturing first place!

New Event Features Canine Harriers

New for 2017- the Hunter Douglas Sweet Pea Shuffle! Using the oval track at the Canal Place Pavillion, our contestants (you and your pet) will be challenged with completing the most laps around the track during the alotted time. Prizes will be awarded based on most laps completed and most funds raised. Cost of registration is $10 flat fee or minimum $20 in sponsorships.

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