Online registration is closed for this event. In-person registration is available Friday, Oct 14 - Sunday, Oct 16.


5K (3.1 Miles)
$20.00 Through Oct 12, 2016
$27.00 Oct 14 - 16, 2016
1 Mile Fun Run
$8.00 Through Oct 12, 2016
$15.00 Oct 14-16, 2016

Registration Policy

  • All participants under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult (adults must be registered for the race).
  • Participants may register online or by mail through Oct. 12, and in person Oct. 14-16.
  • All registrations are final, no refunds will be issued.
  • No registration transfers permitted to other Rip It Events.
  • HCPSS reserves the right to delay or cancel event due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.


Strollers are permitted at this race. There is no fee for stroller participants, however an adult must must sign a liability wavier for each stroller participant. This can be done at packet pick up or on race day. There is no online registration for stroller participants. Stroller participants will not receive a t-shirt or finisher medal.

Participant Shirt Policy

5K participants will receive long-sleeved shirts; Fun Run participants will receive short-sleeved shirts. Only participants who register by Oct. 2, 2016 at midnight are guaranteed a shirt. A small quantity of extra shirts will be purchased for late registrants, however shirts are not guaranteed after September 30. Extra shirts will be distributed at the end of the awards ceremony if stock remains. Shirt size exchanges also may be done at this time, if stock remains.

Online and Mail-in Registration

  • 5K foot runner participants must be at least 5 years old on race day.
  • Online registration will close at 11:59 PM, Wednesday, October 12.
  • Mail-in registrations will be accepted until 4:30 PM on Wednesday, October 12. Please mail forms to: Howard County Public School System, Public Information Office, attn: HCPSS race, 10910 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042. Forms also may be brought in to the address above.

In-person registration: Friday, Oct 14 through Sunday, Oct 16

In-person registration can be completed at any of the athlete packet pick up time/locations. In-person registration is cash or check only. Please make checks payable to HCPSS. T-shirt not guaranteed for in-person registration.

Athlete Packet Pick Up

Registered participants (5K & 1 Mile Fun Run) are required to pick up their bib number and timing chip before the start of the race. Please check in at ONE of the following time/locations:

  • Friday, Oct 14 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Feet First Sports*
  • Saturday, Oct 15 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Feet First Sports*
  • Sunday, Oct 16, RACE DAY - 6:00 AM - 7:45 AM at race venue*

*Athletes may pick up packets for friends and family. Feet First Sports is located at Hickory Ridge Village Center, 6420 Freetown Rd #130, Columbia, MD 21044.

Registered 5K participants will receive:

  • numbered bib
  • timing chip that attaches to shoe laces
  • long sleeve shirt
  • finisher medal

Registered Fun Run participants will receive:

  • numbered bib
  • short sleeve shirt
  • a participation medal