Heather L. Hurd 5K Run/Kids Trick or Treat Walk

600 people participated in the 8th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and Kids Trick or Treat Walk, presented by Kent Schwab Allstate Agency, on October 29, 2016

More than $35,000 was raised for Remembrance Book Scholarships for Harford Community College students. Over the eight years the race has been held, more than $170,000 has been raised for book scholarships.

Jen Ecker was the top female runner, completing the 5K in18:38. The top male runner was Daniel Colopietro, who finished the race in 16:41.

In addition to the 5K, a children's area featured Halloween and Mickey Mouse-themed bounce houses, face painting, crafts and balloon art in addition to trick or treating and a costume contest. Children had the opportunity to interact with special visitors The Oriole Bird, Cinderella, Spiderman, Batman, Chick-Fil-A Cow and Harford Community College's Schreech the Owl. The children's area was organized by Harford Community College's Early Learning Center. 

Amanda Peacock, Miss Atlantic Shores Outstanding Teen 2016 whose platform is distracted driving awareness, sang the National Anthem before the race and "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" from "Cinderella" during the program. She also performed "It's Quiet Uptown" from the Broadway musical, "Hamilton," with lyrics rewritten and dedicated to the Hurd Family.

See pictures from the event! Get the race results here!

To make a donation to support Remembrance Book Scholarships, please visit our online donation page.


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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APG Federal Credit Union
BK Trucking Co, Inc
Bearsch United Auto Center
Bel Air Honda
Bike Doctor Bel Air
Bike Maryland
Bike Shop of Bel Air
Boyle Buick GMC
Canby Motors Collision Repair
Conor Lynch Foundation
Corbin Fuel Company, Inc.
Della Rose's Tavern
Full Circle Tire & Auto
Harford Bank
Heritage Mazda of Bel Air
Bill & Cheney Hibschman
Holzhauser's Auto Service
In Memory of Brian Ralls
Integrity Real Estate
JD's Smokehouse
Kiddie Academy of Abingdon
Klein's ShopRite
McComas Funeral Home, P. A.
MediaWise, Inc.
Ocean City Brewing Company, LLC
P.A.D.D. People Against Distracted Driving

Pat's Pizzeria
Purnell Body Shop
Singer Auto & Tire Center
Stop Distractions
T&S Auto Body, Inc.
The Law Office of Carlton J. Moss, Jr. LLC
Thompson Toyota
VP Auto Collision
Wine World Beer & Spirits
Walter G. Coale, Inc