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







2018 Schedule

8/17/18 @ Downtown Cumberland

8/18/18 @ 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

8/19/18 @ 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

2017 Hotels and Dining

We are pleased to announce Fairfield Inn & Suites will be renewing their commitment to our runners for 2017! This beautiful hotel is about 1/10 mile from our finish line area and is conveniently located just off I-68 in Cumberland. While availabilities last, you can reserve your room for Howard's Run weekend and enjoy a reduced group rate, and a very convenient location!

Book your group rate for Howards Run Festival

We also have renewed our partnership with Ramada Inn of Cumberland on S. George St. for special group rates for our runners. Dates for our blocks are August 18 (Friday) and 19 (Saturday) with a late checkout of 1pm on Sunday. To take advantage of this special, call in your reservation at 301-724-8800 and tell the clerk you are part of the "Howard's Run Block".

Ramada Inn of Cumberland

Make Howard's 25K Run a weekend getaway to the mountains! Bring the family along and enjoy all the mountains of Western Maryland have to offer including live entertainment in downtown Cumberland, hiking, biking, camping, and all the amenities available at Rocky Gap Resort. Please remember that if you need late checkout privileges at the establishments listed below, to make those arrangements. All distances are from the finish line at the Western Maryland Train Station and are based on shortest travel route.

Super 8 (5.5 miles) Holiday Inn Express (4.7 miles)
Rocky Gap Lodge & Resort (8.1 miles) Cumberland Inn & Spa (.4 miles)
Econolodge (5.2 miles) Comfort Inn & Suites (5.0 miles)
Braddock Best Western (5.4 miles)  

Additionally, there are many dining choices available to our participants and their families on race weekend. There are several restaurant chains located in the LaVale area alone, including Denny's, Ruby Tuesdays, Applebees, Western Sizzlin, and Bob Evans to name a few. Here are a few locally owned and operated establishments that will serve up a good meal!

Uncle Jack's Baltimore St. Grill  
Café Mark City Lights
Patrick's Oscar's
El Jinete Fratelli's
D'Atri's Gehauf's



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