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Event Date:August 17-18, 2019
City: Cumberland, MD







2019 Schedule

8/17/19 @ Shoppes at Canal Place

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

8/18/19 @ 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, 2019 will be $40 for the Hunter Douglas Howard's 25K Run. Normal registration will be from June 1,2019 to July 31, 2019 cost $50. Late registration from August 1, 2019 to August 17, 2019 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 17 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 18. Online registration ends Friday night, August 16th 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 - Woody Snoberger 1:30:09

Female -Heather Parks 1:47:16

Paws 5K Course Records 

Male - Garrett Ferguson 18:19

Female - Gracie Healey 22:21

2018 Top Finishers - 25K
Top 5 Male Finishers
  1. Woody Snoberger 1:30:09
  2. Steve Hammel 1:32:13
  3. Adam Lowe 1:33:32
  4. Robbie Jenkins 1:34:54
  5. Mikhail Petrovskikh 1:43:57
Top 5 Female Finishers
  1. Heather Parks 1:47:16
  2. Megan Kenney 1:56:19
  3. Emily Harsh 2:04:22
  4. Barbara Lyons 2:05:02
  5. Shannon Haley 2:05:06
2018 Top Finishers - 5K
Top 5 Male Finishers
  1. Garrett Ferguson 18:19
  2. Jordan Cook 21:01
  3. Neal Riemenschneider 22:44
  4. Frank Fox 24:22
  5. Patrick Yoder 24:45
Top 5 Female Finishers
  1. Hannah Muir 23:17
  2. Elizabeth Green 25:07
  3. Kellyann Green 27:17
  4. Tracy Knotts-Irving 28:03
  5. Emily Engnoth 28:10