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Event Date:August 18-19, 2018
City: Cumberland, MD







2017 Schedule

8/18/17 @ Downtown Cumberland

  • 5:00-10:00pm Hogs on the Mall
  • 6:30-9:00pm Bands on the Bricks f/Butterscotch Blonde
  • 8:00-11:55pm Get Out the Funk! at Embassy Theatre
  • 10:00pm-1:00am Jaded at Uncle Jacks

8/19/17 @ 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

2017 Official Results Posted!

Official results have been posted along with award winners for the Hunter Douglas Howard's 25K Run and Potomac Farms Paws on the Pavement 5K. Please contact us via email if you did not receive your award on race day.

Lowe Crushes Course Record!

With perfect made-to-order weather for a summer race, Adam Lowe successfully defended his championship for the second consecutive year and broke his own course record Sunday at the 3rd Annual Hunter Douglas Howard's 25K Run.

Lowe collected a 300 dollar check for his efforts earning 100 for the overall win plus a 200 bonus for breaking the course record, collecting the One Main Break the Bank Kitty posting a time of 1:31:38 besting his previous mark by almost 3 minutes.

Robbie Jenkins, Ridgeley WV, and David Mertz, LaVale MD rounded out the top 3 on the mens' division. Megan Kenney of Frostburg, MD claimed victory in the womens' competition followed by Alicia Kordistos, Pittsburgh PA, and Jen Sober, McHenry MD.

Chad Sindy from LaVale, MD won the Potomac Farms Paws on the Pavement 5K in 21:29, edging Neil Buckel, Grantsville MD at the finish line. Gentry Shockey from Slanesville, WV claimed third. On the womens' side, 9 year old Callie Pudlak earned the win crossing the finish line in 25:15, followed by Katelin Zaluski, Cumberland MD, and Megan Fuller from Romney, WV. Sindy and Pudlak received a new pair of running shoes from Personal Best Athletics.

The 25K race saw 63 finishers complete the course this year, almost half the size of last year's field. Participation in the 5K was up about 10% with 77 finishers in its sophomore staging.

Final Week of Registration & Final Race Shirt Reveals!

We're in our final week of registration! We're preparing the course and gathering our crew to give you the best running experience we can provide and show you the natural beauty of Western Maryland! While the early bird and T-shirt guarantee deadlines have passed, we still have plenty of open slots for the Hunter Douglas Howard's 25K Run, Potomac Farms Paws on the Pavement 5K, and Sweet Pea Shuffle. Don't delay - online registration ends Friday, August 18th at midnight and late registration (in person, cash or check only) is Saturday August 19th from 4:00-7:00pm. There is no race registration available for the 25K or 5K events!

You'll notice that the we've made a few revisions to our official race shirts. These are the final official race shirts and are what you will receive in your race packets along with other goodies.

More Runner Goodies for 2017!

YOU ARE PAWSOME braceletsWe're offering more goodies to stuff your runner's bag this year no matter what event you register for! For all our Sweet Pea Shuffle and Potomac Farms Paws on the Pavement 5K participants, we are including "YOU ARE PAWSOME" bracelets. Bracelets are one size fits all stretchable bands with a pawprint and "YOU ARE PAWSOME" impressed on the band.

We're also pleased to announce that the race magnets that many of you enjoyed so much in our first year are returning! This year's design is our inaugural release of the Howard Run Festival magnet and all our participants will receive one in their goodie bag regarless of the event.

And while there are many NEW reasons to sign up for one of our events, there's always the reason that 100% of your registration fee will go directly to Howard's furry friends at the Allegany County Animal Shelter! Register today!

Race Statistics

Howard's 25K Course Records

Male - Adam Lowe  1:31:38

Female - Alicia Burkey 1:50:25

Paws 5K Course Records 

Male - David Mertz 21:06

Female - Gracie Healey 22:21

2017 Top Finishers - 25K
Top 5 Male Finishers
  1. Adam Lowe 1:31:38
  2. Robbie Jenkins 1:37:20
  3. David Mertz 1:48:55
  4. Dennis Everett 1:51:33
  5. Joe Eary 1:51:38
Top 5 Female Finishers
  1. Megan Kenney 1:51:41
  2. Alicia Kordistos 1:53:28
  3. Jen Sober 1:58:32
  4. Corinna Strietbeck 1:59:59
  5. Amber Buckel 2:04:24
2017 Top Finishers - 5K
Top 5 Male Finishers
  1. Chad Sindy 21:29
  2. Neil Buckel 21:30
  3. Gentry Shockey 23:24
  4. Dave Lowery 23:52
  5. Jason Clark 24:21
Top 5 Female Finishers
  1. Callie Pudlak 25:15
  2. Katelin Zaluski 26:58
  3. Megan Fuller 28:08
  4. Cecilia Schartiger 28:43
  5. Jeana Barnes 29:02