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Howard County Police Pace raises more than $30,000

Annual run/walk at Centennial Park hits record amount for charity

5:41 PM EDT, September 11, 2012

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Centennial Park was jammed with runners and walkers of all ages Sunday morning, Sept. 9 — 1,115 men, women and children participating in the 21st Annual Howard County Police Pace 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run.

"It was an incredible success," Kyri Jacobs, co-chairman of the event, said the day after the race. "The weather was incredible, everyone seemed to have a great time and best of all, we raised a lot of money to help the police department."

This year's event, Jacobs said, brought in an all-time record amount of more than $30,000. The money will be used to fund a variety of charitable initiatives, including a college scholarship program for children of officers who died in the line of duty.

"We had so many runners this year and some additional sponsors," Jacobs said. "We were pleased."

—Pete Pichaske