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SEPT 29, 2024 | COLUMBIA, MD | 8:00 AM

 Certified USA Track & Field 10K Course! 

Presented By

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The Columbia Classic 10K is presented by Columbia Association. CA strives to be a community that welcomes diversity, respects the land and fosters the growth of individuals. Learn more how Columbia Association positively impacts the community of Columbia, Maryland. 


Howard County Striders, 8-Week Training Program. Registration opens June 12 for this 8 week training program designed to help runners reach the finish line. Runners should be able to run 3 miles before starting the program. Program meets weekly and includes a variety of running techniques improve performance. 

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Rehab 2 Perform - Physical Therapy Partner. Through a modern approach to Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab, Rehab 2 Perform™ provides solutions to improve movement, increase physicality and help you perform in all areas of life. R2P serves active adults by focusing on movement, and not primarily pain. 


Welcome to the heart of Columbia, where the pulse of the city meets the rhythm of running shoes hitting the pavement. The Columbia Classic 10K is not just a test of physical endurance, it's a celebration of community, culture, and the unique beauty that defines this remarkable city. Lace up your running shoes and join us for a race through the scenic landscapes and charming neighborhoods surrounding downtown Columbia, MD. Celebrate your achievement with food & beer on the Lake Kittamaqundi lakefront with The Collective Offshore after the race! 

The 10K (6.2 Mile) course is certified by USA Track & Field. 

To learn more about course certifications, click HERE.


Downtown Columbia Lake Front

10275 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044


Runners must be at least 10 years old to participate in this race.


10K - View the course map!



View important race weekend info!


Volunteer sign up opens 1 month prior to race day.

Race registration includes a shirt, finisher medal & post race food!
 Registration Opens March 22, 2024. 

$55.00 - Mar 22 - 24, 2024

$65.00 - Mar 25 - May 30, 2024

$75.00 - May 31 - Jul 31, 2024

$85.00 - Aug 1 - Sept 26, 2024

$90.00 - At packet pick up, Sept 28-29

Registration transfers are not permitted to other Rip It Events. 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. Pets, baby joggers/strollers, in-line skates, bicycles, and any other non-official wheeled vehicles are prohibited.
Registration fee includes soft cotton long sleeve shirt, finisher medal post race food & beer!
Register by Sept 6 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. 
Prize Purse
A $2,000 total prize purse will be awarded to top finisher at this race.
There are no monetary awards for age group winners. Top 5 awards are based on Gun Time.

Top 5 Male Overall Awards

1st Place - $400 + Free Entry to 2025 race.

2nd Place - $300 + Free Entry to 2025 race.

3rd Place - $200 + Free Entry to 2025 race.
4th Place - $100 + Free Entry to 2025 race.
5th Place - Free Entry to 2025 race.

Top 5 Female Overall Awards

1st  Place - $400 + Free Entry to 2025 race.

2nd Place - $300 + Free Entry to 2025 race.

3rd Place - $200 + Free Entry to 2025 race.
4th Place - $100 + Free Entry to 2025 race.
5th Place -
Free Entry to 2025 race.



Registered participants are required to pick up their packet before the start of the race. This includes getting your bib, timing chip and shirt. Runners must attend one of the below options:


Saturday, Sept 28 at Feet First Sports

5305 Village Center Dr, Columbia, MD 21044

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Sunday, Sept 29 at race venue (race day)

Downtown Columbia Lake Front

10275 Wincopin Cir, Columbia, MD 21044

6:30 AM - 8:00 AM


Allowing a non-registered runner to use your bib is NOT PERMITTED

Runners may elect to defer their race entry to the following year's race.

To defer your entry, click HERE.


(subject to change)

6:30 AM - Packet Pick Up Opens

8:00 AM - Mass Start

9:30 AM - Awards presentation (estimate)


The 10K course starts & finishes in downtown Columbia and takes runners around the Columbia mall and through the surrounding neighborhoods. The entire run course is on paved roadway. All runners must finish the race by 10:00 AM.

Please note that this event is considered a running race not a walking event. 

To view the course map, click HERE


There will be two water station on the course (mile 2.2 and 4.4). 

There are no restrooms on the run course. 


Register by Sept 6 to be guaranteed a t-shirt. 

Participants will receive the shirt size they selected at online registration. Shirt exchanges can be completed at the conclusion of the race at the check-in tents. All finishers will receive a medal at the finisher line. 


Porta-potties will be stationed at the start/finish line. There are no bathrooms on the run course.


Awards will be given to following categories

Overall Male - Top 3

Overall Female - Top 3

Overall Non-Binary - Top 3

Age Group - Top 3 (male & female) 7-8, 9-10, 11-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39,

40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89

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