Live Race at Centennial Park: Sunday, June 19, 2022 Ellicott City, MD 21042 US Directions

~   Sign Up is still open, and sunny weather is forecasted.  (0% chance of rain on Sunday) 
~   Limited Number of Shirts still available
~   Packet Pickup is 10am - 1pm on Saturday June 18th at Feet First Sports, Wilde Lake Village Center.   
~   Race Day on-site registration opens at 7:30am 
~   Race start is 9am (we will do our best to start on-time)
SHUTTLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED - precaution to best protect our participants.  Please try to arrive by 8am on race day.  
~  Make plans to stick around for Family Wellness Day!!! 
The Matzohball 5k and Howard County Family Wellness Day are bringing our community together to make wellness a priority!  Howard County Family Wellness Day kicks off with our opening ceremony at 8:30am followed by the start of the 18th Annual Matzohball 5k & 1 mile fun run/walk.  The run will wind around the lake at picturesque Centennial Park in Ellicott City MD.  Spend the day celebrating Dad this Father's Day and making wellness a priority in your family!    Music, Physical Activities, Health Screenings and healthy fun for everyone.

Family registration will include a coupon for 1 awesome Cup of Matzohball Soup in your packet pickup bag, courtesy of Mikey & Mel's, Maple Lawn Maryland.  

So many reasons to lace up for the Matzohball 5k
  • The Famous Matzohball T-shirt! 
  • Supporting Local Charities, 
  • Fun Festivities at Howard County Family Wellness Day,
  • Celebrating Dad on Fathers Day
    ... and even a Free Cup of Awesome Matzohball Soup at Mikey & Mel's! 
Course Maps

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Centennial Park
10000 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD US 21042

March 1- April 30th: $18 Register early for the best rates!

May 1- June 18th:  $25

Race Day: $35.00

Shirts are an additional $10.00 while supplies last


Race Details (Live)


- Packet Pick-Up will be at Feet First from 10am to 1pm on Saturday, June 18th
5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 110, Columbia, MD 21044 (across from Bagel Bin) 
 We will also have Packet Pick-Up on race day from 8am to 8:45am at the onsite registration table.


- Matzohball runners/walkers are asked to take the shuttle service from Centennial High School.  No Matzohball runner/walker parking within Centennial Park.  The shuttle ride will be approximately 5 minutes and will leave from the pick-up area about every 12 minutes.   Shuttles running from 6:30am to 1pm     
Address to Shuttle:  Centennial High School – Parking Lot (6:30am to 1pm)
4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042



8:00 AM- 8:45 AM- Packet Pickup 
9:00 AM- 5K Race Start

Awards immediately following the 5K.


Awards: 5K awards will include top overall male and female, and the top three in each age group. Age groups are as follows: 12 and under, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+


Event Rules: Runners must obey all race official instructions. Runners must follow the course as indicated by signage, cones, and course officials. No deviation will be allowed before, during, or after the race. Bibs must be worn on the front of your body at all times. 


Virtual Option


Included with the price of your 1 Mile & 5K Virtual Registration:
Printable digital race bib
Printable digital finisher certificate
Race results in searchable format (separate from the live results)
Satisfaction of virtually racing with your friends
Satisfaction of focusing on your health
Race t-shirt available for an additional $10!

Virtual Process

1. Register Online– click on the “Register Now” button.
2. Recruit Friends– we want to see how many areas of the country we can get people involved, but we need your help!
3. Train– you will have several weeks to train before race weekend. Good luck and get at it!
4. Pre-Race Communication– we will send you information as we get closer to race weekend to help you get ready and to learn how to submit your results.
5. Digital Bib– print your race bib to wear during your run or walk.
6. Race Weekend– it’s time! Use the RaceJoy app and get out there and run or walk the 1 Mile or 5K.
7. Submit Results– if you use RaceJoy your time will automatically upload to results. If not, you will get a text or email to submit your results.
8. Results Posted– results will continue to update with the final results posted Monday, June 27th.


Virtual Results: 

Results are available for this race! You will be given the option, during registration, to “opt-in” to receive either text or email notifications. This will be the first step to be able to submit your time, after you complete your race, to get your results published. You will submit your time (HH:MM:SS format) through a text or email, and it will automatically upload to the results. This race also offers the gps tracking of RaceJoy for the 5K. Information will be shared with you on how to use this feature. There is no additional cost to use RaceJoy. Check out this short video to see how RaceJoy works. If you choose to use the RaceJoy gps tracking app your results will upload automatically. Since there is no way to ensure accuracy or a fair comparison of times submitted, the results will only be used to capture your time, proof of participation and for bragging rights! Results will be displayed as “overall” with the ability to drill down to your “age group”. Submitting your time for results is optional. 

For more info on Race Joy CLICK HERE

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