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CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 28, 2018

11th Annual Race For Excellence Raises $100K for STEM

The 11th Annual AFCEA Central Maryland Race for Excellence - 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run was held in April. This is one of the chapter's largest fundraisers designed to be an uplifting, family-oriented, community event benefiting AFCEA's Central Maryland STEM Scholarship Fund. More than 1,000 participants gathered at the Leidos building in Columbia, MD to embark on the 3.1 mile certified course and 1 mile family friendly course. Led by Bob Mullen, the race committee raised a record $100,000 and presented a check to Brian Cooper and Martin Barrett, outgoing and incoming chapter presidents respectively. The morning began with a slight chill in the air that made it a perfect day for running. Excited volunteers made their way to their stations as final setup was underway, all while the DJ played Prince, Justin Timberlake and Zedd. More than 50 teams gathered on the grounds, with some decked-out in extremely creative gear that could not be missed. Following the race, participants headed the after-party at Nottingham's for drinks, food, music and kids' festivities. It would not be a race without awards. The 1st place male winner of the 5K was Garrett Harris, who finished with a time of 17:10. The 1st place female finisher was Kathryn Houser, who clocked a time of 20:20. The award for largest team with the most number of 5K finishers went to Lockheed Martin. The award for fastest team with the fastest combined 5K time of its top four finishers went to Omnyon. The chapter would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed to making this event a success.

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The 11th Annual AFCEA Central Maryland Race for Excellence - 5K  and 1 Mile Fun Run was held in April in Columbia, MD.
The 11th Annual AFCEA Central Maryland Race for Excellence - 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run was held in April in Columbia, MD.
Led by Bob Mullen (r), the race committee raised a record $100,000 and presented a check at the race in April to Brian Cooper (c) and Martin Barrett, outgoing and incoming chapter presidents respectively.
Led by Bob Mullen (r), the race committee raised a record $100,000 and presented a check at the race in April to Brian Cooper (c) and Martin Barrett, outgoing and incoming chapter presidents respectively.
Following the race in April, volunteers and participants headed to the after-party at Nottingham's for drinks, food, music and kids' festivities.
Following the race in April, volunteers and participants headed to the after-party at Nottingham's for drinks, food, music and kids' festivities.

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