AFCEA International Chapter News
CENTRAL MARYLAND CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 27, 2019

12th Annual Race for Excellence Raises $100k for STEM

The 12th Annual AFCEA Central Maryland Race for Excellence 5K & Family Fun Run/Walk was held in April. This is one of the chapter's largest fundraisers designed to be an uplifting, family-oriented, community event benefiting the chapter's STEM Scholarship Fund. More than 1,000 participants gathered at the Leidos building in Columbia, Maryland, to embark on the 3.1-mile certified course and 1-mile family-friendly course. Led by Bob Mullen, the race committee organized an outstanding event and raised $100,000 for STEM Scholarships. A check was presented to Martin Barrett, immediate past chapter president. Despite a little wind, it was a great day for the event. Over 80 volunteers supported the run to provide an outstanding venue and safe course. More than 50 teams gathered on the grounds, with Leidos having the largest team and Omnyon winning the fastest team category-a repeat from 2018. The 1st place overall male winner of the 5K was Adam Lazrus, who finished with a time of 18:16. The first place overall female finisher was Kathryn Houser, who clocked a time of 21:25 and was a repeat winner from the 2018 race. Following the race, participants headed to a fantastic and fun after-party at Nottingham's Tavern for drinks, food, music and kids' festivities. The race organizers and chapter members would like to thank everyone who participated, provided sponsorships and contributed to making this event a success.
The 2020 event takes place on 25 April. Come out and join the fun.

Event Photographs:

Jessica Morgenstern, chapter scientific education vice president; Martin Barrett, immediate past chapter president; Roger Crone, CEO, Leidos; and Bob Mullen, chairman, Race for Excellence, present a check to the chapter's STEM scholarship fund at the April event.
Jessica Morgenstern, chapter scientific education vice president; Martin Barrett, immediate past chapter president; Roger Crone, CEO, Leidos; and Bob Mullen, chairman, Race for Excellence, present a check to the chapter's STEM scholarship fund at the April event.

For more details regarding this event contact:
David Fries
301-490-4299

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