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







2018 Schedule

8/18/18 @ Shoppes at Canal Place

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

8/19/18 @ Canal Place

  • 5:50-6:00am Buses depart for Frostburg from Canal Place
  • 7:00am 25K race start
  • 7:00-7:45am Late packet pickup & registration for 5K
  • 8:00am 5K race start
  • 8:30am Post-race buffet opens
  • 10:00am Awards ceremony begins
  • 11:00am Course officially closes


Registration for Howard's Run Festival is open February 1st through August 18th. Early bird registration, from February 1, 2018 to May 31, 2018 will be $40 for the Hunter Douglas Howard's 25K Run. Normal registration will be from June 1,2018 to July 31, 2018 cost $50. Late registration from August 1, 2018 to August 18, 2018 will be $60. This event is limited to the first 150 entrants. Participants will receive an official race shirt, finisher's medal and goodie bag with sponsor coupons and literature as well as a light post-race buffet. Registration is available online through runsignup.com or by mail-in form. Registration fees are non-refundable however deferments will be addressed on a case by case basis. Transfers will be allowed by consent of the race directors. There is no race day registration for the 25K! Last chance to register for the 25K race is August 18 from 4-7pm at packet pick-up at the Shoppes at Canal Place. Last chance registration for the Potomac Farms Paws on the Pavement 5K is 7:00-7:45am race day, August 19. Online registration ends Friday night, August 17th at 12:00 Midnight.

The same registration form is used for Paws on the Pavement 5K. Registration dates are the same as the 25K with fees $20 for early bird enrollment,$25 for regular registration, and $30 for late registration. Participants will receive an official race shirt and goodie bag as well as post-race buffet. As per the 25K event, registration fees are non-refundable with deferments and transfers allowed on a case by case basis.

Note: The mail-in registration form is a PDF document and requires a PDF reader such as Adobe Reader to view the file. Most modern browsers have this plug-in enabled. If you do not have Adobe Reader, go here to download. The mail-in registration is also interactive and has fillable fields and functional checkboxes so you can fill it out on your computer and print out a completed entry form.

Most of the items on the online and mail-in registration are pretty self explanatory. If you are a member of a running club, please fill out the club affiliation line. Please note this year's registration form is for both events, but you may only register one particpant per form.


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