9th Annual AFCEA CMD Race for Excellence: 5K & 1-Mile

  • Leidos 6841 Benjamin Franklin Drive Columbia, MD, 21046 United States

Please join us for the 9th Annual AFCEA CMD Race for Excellence: 5K & 1-Mile on June 11, 2016. The post race celebration includes race-day massages, water, snacks, and a complimentary breakfast for participants provided by Eggspectations. Breakfast is limited. 


Online registration is now closed.  Registration is available on race day morning.

Entry Fees:

Adult 5K: $45

Military/Student (with ID) 5K: $35 

1 Mile Fun Run: $25

*Race shirts are only guaranteed for those who register prior to 5/15/16. After that, remaining shirts will be distributed in the order of registration.

**This year's Fun Run includes a race shirt!  If you do NOT want a race shirt $5 will be discounted from your entry fee.

The event will be held rain or shine and no refunds of entry will be given.

NO PETS will be allowed at the Franklin Center for this event.



7:30AM Race Day Registration
8:00AM Welcome Announcements
9:00AM 5K Start
9:15AM Fun Run Start
10:00AM Awards Ceremony
11:00AM Post Race Party at Nottinghams (Columbia)

**Please do not enter Leidos through Benjamin Franklin Dr. - Proceed on Columbia Gateway Drive to the next unmarked driveway.


Race Day starting at 7:30AM



Team Awards: - Largest Team award goes to the team that has the most number of 5K finishers - Fastest team award goes to the team that has the fastest combined 5K time of its top four finishers.


USAT&F-certified; this is a loop course that is relatively flat, but the inclines are certain to provide a challenge


Upgraded T-shirts guaranteed for the first 800 to register (field is limited to 1,500 runners); race-day massages; water and splits on the 5K course; complimentary breakfast will be provided by Eggspectations*** immediately after the AFCEA 5K.

***Breakfast is limited to paid participants; a racer bib will be required to gain entry to the meal tent.  Granola bars, light fruit, and water will be available to everyone.

Post Race Party: Nottingham’s (8850 Stanford Boulevard, Columbia, MD 21045)


Top three male and female finishers overall as well as in the following age groups: 9 and under, 10-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over.


This event requires the efforts of many volunteers who will help run the event. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer, please email 5k@afceacmd.org with your availability and interest.  Volunteers are needed for bag stuffing, setup, and on race day.

Race Management by Charm City Run. For additional information contact Kelly Dees, 410-308-1870.


Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Abi Stanley (5k@afceamd.org) for more information or with any questions.


Please no roller blades, skates, bikes, dogs, pets or headphones allowed on the race course. Your race number must be worn on your front and must be visible. DO NOT exchange or give your race number to another participant.