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Columbia 5K offers chance to 'discover downtown'

Columbia 5K offers chance to 'discover downtown'

It can be hard to keep track of all the changes in downtown Columbia that have resulted from the approval of the Downtown Columbia Plan four years ago. One way to get reacquainted with Columbia's Town Center is through the first annual Discover Downtown 5K and Festival, which will be held on Oct. 19. The event, which includes the 5K, a one-mile Kid's Fun Run and lakefront festival, which will include entertainment, food and children's activities, is sponsored by the Downtown Columbia Partnership, a nonprofit set up by the Downtown Columbia Plan to promote Town Center. "What a great way to physically connect with the plan," said Greg Fitchitt, president of the...