Heather L. Hurd 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk

A record-breaking 600 runners and walkers participated in the 7th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5K Run and Trick or Treat Walk presented by Kent Schwab Allstate Agency on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Approximately $35,000 was raised for Remembrance Book Scholarships for Harford Community College students. Over the 7 years the race has been held, more than $135,000 been raised for book scholarships.

On a sunny Halloween morning, families enjoyed a dedicated kids area with costume characters, face-painting and crafts.

County Executive Barry Glassman spoke at the race and ABC2 anchor, Jamie Costello, was the MC. The event also featured a performance by Amanda Peacock, Miss Atlantic Shores Outstanding Teen 2016.

The race honors the memory of Heather L. Hurd, a history major at Harford Community College from 1999 to 2003, who was killed in 2008 by a distracted driver who was texting.

Thanks to all the participants, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this event such a huge success!

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.