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9th Annual Heather L. Hurd 5k Spooktacular

  • Harford Community College 401 Thomas Run Road Bel Air, MD, 21015 United States (map)

Heather L. Hurd was killed in a traffic accident in 2008 by a distracted driver. This event honors the memory of the hundreds of victims who are tragically killed on Maryland roads each year and acknowledge the work of our fire, police, and ambulance personnel. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Harford Community College Remembrance Book Scholarship Fund for HCC students and help raise awareness of traffic accidents, their consequences and costs, and the measures that can be taken to prevent them.

Entry Fees

$25 for general public by 12 PM on 10/26

$30 after 10/27 including race day

$15 for HCC students and employees (with valid ID) by 12 PM on 10/26 ($30 after 10/27)

$15 for participants under 18 with a registered adult by 12 PM on 10/26 ($30 after 10/27)

Children under 5 are free!

The trick or treat kids area is free for children 10 years of age and younger!

The event will be held rain or shine, and entry fees are non-refundable.

Please click here for a printable, mail-in registration form.

Event Information


Packets will be available for pick up on Friday, October 27th from 4-8 PM in the Susquehanna Center lobby. Packets will also be available on race day from 8 AM – 8:45 AM in the Susquehanna Center.


T-shirts to all participants (sizes and availability not guaranteed for those registering after October 12). Water will be available at the halfway point of the 5k course, and course marshals will direct racers at major turns. Post-race refreshments will also be available. After the race, participants have the opportunity to interact with various law enforcement and advocacy groups through activities.


The 5k course will cover the grounds of Harford Community College on paved surfaces. Pets, roller skates, skateboards, and other wheeled devices are not allowed on the course for the 5k – strollers must start at the back of the field.


The top male and female in the following age groups will receive an award: 14 and under, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+