On your mark, get set, glow! The Harford Community College Foundation will host Screech’s Night Owl Virtual 5K in partnership with Harford Athletics. The second-year event is presented by APG Federal Credit Union.

Participants can register online for $30 and will have the opportunity to complete their own 3.1 mile run anywhere they choose over the days of Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24. Submitted race times will be monitored by Charm City Run, with medals mailed to the top overall male and female and top three males and females in each age category.

The registration fee includes access to race time submission, a long-sleeve race t-shirt, glow sticks, and a goodie bag. Giveaways include IronBirds swag, free Chick-fil-A, and more! A drive-thru packet pick-up will be held at Harford Community College on Friday, October 16 from 5 to 8 PM. Raffle prizes will be disbursed throughout the evening.

Event proceeds continue to support scholarships for HCC student athletes. Due to the pandemic, much of the 2020 athletic calendar was canceled and rescheduled. Many student athletes returned to Harford for a third year and the need for scholarships has increased.

Academic success is a top priority for Athletic Director Estevan Vasquez, who has proudly shared that 67 student athletes earned a spot on the Athletic Director Honor Roll for the spring 2020 semester by maintaining a 3.0 GPA while enrolled in 12 credit hours. Student athletes also participate in community service projects and regularly volunteer with organizations such as Harford Family House and Habitat for Humanity.

Information about race registration and event sponsorship opportunities can be found by or by calling the Office of College & Alumni Development at 443-412-2449.

Sponsor support for Screech’s Night Owl Virtual 5K includes Presenting Sponsor APG Federal Credit Union, Finish Line Sponsor Freedom Federal Credit Union, and 3.1 Mile Sponsors Gary Dregier Appraisals, Inc. and Harford Bank.