Fourth Annual Discover Downtown Columbia 5K and Fun Run Set for Sept. 10

The Downtown Columbia Partnership is hosting the fourth annual Discover Downtown Columbia 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, Sept. 10, starting at 9 a.m. at the AMC Theatre promenade at The Mall in Columbia.

The 5K course takes runners and walkers through the landmarks of Downtown Columbia, highlighting its rich 50 years of history as well as the future that’s unfolding. It starts at The Mall in Columbia and winds past The Metropolitan apartments, through Symphony Woods and across the stage of Merriweather Post Pavilion. It continues past Toby’s Dinner Theatre and the Central Branch of the Howard County Library and around the Lakefront path, finishing at the People Tree.

The 1-Mile Fun Run will also start at The Mall and take the runners and walkers past Symphony Woods, onto the Lakefront path and also finishing at the People Tree.

A live band, complimentary post-race refreshments await runners at the finish.

Registration fees are $35 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile Fun Run.  Runners and walkers are welcome. Register at

The Gold Sponsors of the Discover Downtown 5k are Fun Run are the Columbia Association, The Mall in Columbia and Howard Community College.  Silver Sponsors include Costello Construction, Davis Agnor Rapaport Skalny, Design Collective, and Howard County General Hospital: A member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. In-kind sponsors are Clyde’s, Merriweather Post Pavilion and Whole Foods Market Columbia.