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Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk


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The Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk will be held Sunday, April 30, at 8 a.m. at Harford Community College in Bel Air.

The race honors the memory of Adam Thompson, a first-year Harford Community College student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. Proceeds from the race will benefit scholarships supporting students attending Harford Community College.

On-site race registration takes place in the Susquehanna Center Auxiliary Gym beginning at 6:30 a.m., with the race starting at 8 a.m. Participants may run as individuals or organize themselves as part of a team.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three men and women finishers as well as to the first to cross the finish line in various age categories. T-shirts will be given to the first 400 registrants, and all participants will receive refreshments after the race.

The cost is $25 per person for advance registration (by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 27) or $35 on the day of the race.

Online registration is available in advance.

The goals for this year’s race are to register more than 400 participants and to raise $35,000 for scholarships. More than $120,000 has been raised for scholarships over the first five years of the race.

Proceeds benefit the Harford Community College Foundation and The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation, offering scholarship opportunities to local students and to children of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health team members.

The race is hosted by The Thompson Family, Harford Community College Foundation and The Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation.

Advance packet pick-up will be available Friday, April 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. at University of Maryland Harford Memorial Hospital in Havre de Grace and on Saturday, April 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. at University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air.

For those unable to walk or run but who would like to participate, donations may be made to sponsor a participant running or walking in the race or an outright donation may be made by visiting www.harford.edu/adam.

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