42nd Annual Clyde's 10K

September 13, 2020 | 8:00 AM | To Benefit The Downtown Columbia Partnership

RACE UPDATE (3/17/20):


As you know, Howard County has declared a state of emergency and has implemented safety measures for our community with the intent to slow down the spread of COVID-19 known as the “Corona Virus.” These safety measures include the cancelation of special events in Howard County until May 1, with a reevaluation at that time. We thank both the city and state for taking prudent measures to protect the public.


With that said, the Clyde’s 10K has been RESCHEDULED for Sunday, September 13. We will notify participants as soon as possible should the need to further postpone this race become evident. If you are registered for this race, there is no action needed on your part. Your registration will be moved to the new race date. Participants may elect to defer their entry to 2021 (tentatively scheduled for September 12). Due to the date change, there is NO FEE to defer your entry. For instructions regarding deferrals, please click on the deferral policy link at the bottom of this message. Consistent with our registration policy, all registrations are final. There are no refunds.


Thank you to the Howard County Police Department, Clyde’s Restaurant of Columbia and the Downtown Columbia Partnership for allowing the reschedule of this race! The Discover Downtown Columbia 5K is offering a reduced registration fee for its race on October 4. Today through March 22, register for the Discover Downtown Columbia 5K for only $25.00! For more information about this race, go to www.ripitevents.com/discoverdtc5k.


We thank you for understanding and we hope you enjoy the extra time to train. Stay healthy and we’ll see you on September 13.

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The Clyde's 10K is downtown Columbia's premier race.  A long standing staple for local and regional runners, this race traverses through villages of Town Center and Wilde Lake. Enjoy  post-race brunch & beer provided by Clyde's of Columbia restaurant on the lakefront after the race.  Participants will receive a shirt, visor and finisher medal. This race will benefit the Downtown Columbia Partnership. 


Don't want to run in the race but still want to participate? This race can not be possible with out the help of volunteers.


Sign up to support this race as a:

  • Run Course Volunteer

  • Water Station Volunteer

  • Finish Line Volunteer

  • Packet Pick Up Volunteer

Volunteer sign up will be available 2 weeks prior to race day. 


Runners must be at least 7 years old on race day to participate in the race.

REGISTRATION - Participants will receive a shirt, visor, finisher medal and Clyde's Restaurant's famous post race food & beer . 

$37.00 - September 6 - September 8, 2019 

$47.00 - September 9 - December 31, 2019

$57.00 - January 1 - May 31, 2020

$67.00 - June 1 - September 10, 2020

$77.00 - Race weekend (in person)*

*In person Registration: Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13

In-person registration can be completed at athlete packet pick up (Saturday) or on race morning (Sunday). In-person registration can be paid by cash, credit or check. Please make checks payable to Rip It Events. T-shirt not guaranteed for in-person registration.


  • All participants must register online or on race day. 

  • In-person registrants not guaranteed race medal or shirt.

  • All registrations are final, no refunds. 

  • Registered participants may elect to defer their registration to the 2021 race. To view the deferral policy, click HERE.

  • No registration transfer permitted to other Rip It Events. 

  • No registration transfer permitted to other people. 

  • Race organizers reserve the right to close registration due to capacity limits.

  • Race organizers reserve the right to delay or cancel event due to extreme weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

  • The following are prohibited from the race course: pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles.

  • Please contact Rip It Events with any questions or concerns about your registration at racedirector@ripitevents.com.



Columbia Town Center, 10335 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044


Registered participants are required to pick up their bib number and timing chip before the start of the race at ONE of the following time/locations:

  • Saturday, Sept 12 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM at Feet First Sports, 5305 Village Center Drive, Suite 110 Columbia, MD.

  • Sunday, Sept 13, RACE DAY - 6:30 AM - 7:45 AM at race venue  


If you're unable to attend packet pick-up, someone may pick up your packet on your behalf. He/she MUST have a copy of the participants photo ID and permission note signed by the participant. No exceptions. 


6:30 AM - Race packet pick up opens

8:00 AM - Race Start - Athletes Serving Athletes 

8:02 AM - Race Start - All Foot Runners

8:30 AM - Post Race Brunch Opens at Lake Front

9:45 AM - Award Ceremony at Lake Front (estimated time)

11:00 AM - Post Race Brunch Closes


The 6.2 mile course starts and finishes on Little Patuxent Parkway, downtown Columbia. 100% of the course is on paved road surface. The course is a mix of flat and rolling hills. The course cut off time is 2 hours after the start of the race. Water & gatorade stations will be located near miles 2.3 and 4.5. ​To view the course map, click HERE 




This race will use bib tag timing. Your timing chip will be affixed to the back side of your bib number. Please do not remove your timing chip. Individual participant results can be found on this web site. Additionally, a LIVE results link will be sent to all registered participants prior to race weekend. 


Finishers will enjoy post-race breakfast and beer on the Columbia Lake Front presented by Clyde's Restaurant of Columbia. Registered participants will receive a PINK color wristband in their race packet. This wristband will need to be presented to staff at the front of the food line. Additionally, participants will be required to show their I.D. (must be at least 21 yrs old) AND race bib number to access the beer garden. Post race food and beer is for participants only.



Awards will be given to participants who earn 1st through 3rd place (male & female). The awards ceremony will be on the Columbia Lake Front (near the post race food) at 9:30 AM (time subject to change). Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in the following divisions (both men and women):  Overall, 13 & Under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

INCLEMENT WEATHER (i.e Thunderstorms) 

In the case of inclement weather, all participants will be notified of changes to the race by email. A message will be at the top of the race web site and will be posted on our social media channels. This race will run in the rain. 


To travel to this race, use UPS address 10335 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Columbia, MD 21044. Runners may park in public lots and garages around the Columbia Lakefront. Additional parking is at the Columbia Mall in the Maple and Pine parking garages.