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Event Detail

AFCEA 5K Run/Walk and Family 1-mile Fun Run

Sunday, May 4 at 9 a.m.
Leidos, 6841 Benjamin Franklin Dr.
Columbia, Md. 21046
(Note: Please do not enter Leidos through Benjamin Franklin Drive. Proceed on Columbia Gateway Drive to the next unmarked driveway.)

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.

Race Day Time Schdule:

7:30AM Race Day Registration
8:00AM Welcome Announcements
9:00AM 5K Run start
9:15AM 1 Mile Fun Run start
10:00AM Awards Ceremony
10:30AM Post Race Party at Nottinghams

Balloon Key:
Race morning, easily spot where you need to go by looking for balloon colors.

Registration: yellow
Rest rooms: green
First aid: red
Start/finish: blue
Kids area: purple

Online Registration is now closed.  Please register in person at one of the Packet Pick-ups listed below or on race day morning.

Entry Fees: 

After 04/01/2014

Adult 5k Timed


Adult 5k Untimed


Military/Student 5k Timed


Military/Student 5k Untimed


1-Mile Fun Run*


   * 1-Mile Fun Run does NOT include a race shirt. Race shirts can be purchased for $10.

     ** In order to compete for age category awards and team awards, you must pay the additional $5 fee to be timed. Timed 5k participants will be provided with a IPICO "timing chip".

There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.

Teams may only register through the mail and must designate a team captain. Teams must
consist of at least four members.

Team Registration Form

Team Information Sheet
(must be filled out by team captain for each team)

Team Captain Responsibilities:
Act as a liaison between team and event staff. All team contact must be done through this position.

Mail all registration forms to Charm City Run Event Management (PO Box 5464, Towson, MD 21285) no later than April 1, 2014.
Pick up all team race packets on Thursday, May 1 at Charm City Run in Clarksville.
Captains are responsible for handing out all race materials to their teammates.
Designate a meeting spot for your team at the race. (Founder sponsors receive a table in
front of the Leidos building.

Team Awards:
Only those that complete the 5K timed will be counted for 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 time of its top four finishers.

Packet Pick-up

Race Day  
beginning at 7:30 a.m.

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

5K Team Challenge: Register a team (four or more, for 5K only. Each participant must finish the 5K to qualify as a team member.) Team prizes will be awarded for the largest team and the fastest team.

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

Amenities: 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 both before and after the AFCEA 5K.

Awards: 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.

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

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Linh Nguyen (, Race Director or Jenni Wojnar (, Deputy Race Director. Sponsorship opportunities available through March 14, 2014.

Complete Information in Race Handbook

Contact Name: Kelly Dees
Phone: 410-308-1870
Fax: 410-308-1871