Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular

Five hundred runners and walkers participated in the Heather L. Hurd 5K Spooktacular, presented by Kent Schwab Allstate Agency, on October 28 at Harford Community College.

The race kicked off Harford Fest, Harford Community College's 60th anniversary community celebration.

More than $25,000 was raised for Remembrance Book Scholarships for Harford Community College students. Over the nine years the race has been held, nearly $200,000 has been raised for book scholarships.

Elizabeth Tauber was the top female runner, completing the 5K in 20:02. The top male runner was Eric Baranoski, who finished the race in 16:02.

Dianna G. Phillips, Ph.D., president of Harford County College, and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman spoke before the race. Amanda Peacock, Miss Atlantic Shores Outstanding Teen 2016 whose platform is distracted driving awareness, sang the National Anthem.

In addition to the 5K, a children's area featured Mickey Mouse- and Halloween-themed bounce houses, crafts, face painting, a costume contest and more. Children met costumed characters including Batman, The Rose Princess, Thunder Hero, IronBirds' Ferrous, Chick-fil-A Cow, Chuck E. Cheese and HCC’s mascot, Screech the Owl. 

Check race results here!

Heather Hurd

In 2008, Heather Hurd was traveling to meet her wedding planner at Disney World in Florida when she was killed by a distracted tractor trailer driver who was text messaging. It is our greatest hope that the Heather Hurd 5K Walk/Run will not only honor those lost on our highways, but also help reduce these needless fatalities by increasing public awareness.

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