Dianna G. Phillips, president of Harford County College, and Harford County Executive Barry Glassman, spoke before the race. Amanda Peacock, Miss Atlantic Shores Outstanding Teen 2016 whose platform is distracted driving awareness, sang the national anthem.
In addition to the 5K, a children's area featured Mickey Mouse- and Halloween-themed bounce houses, crafts, face painting, a costume contest and more. Children met costumed characters including Batman, The Rose Princess, Thunder Hero, IronBirds' Ferrous, Chick-fil-A Cow, Chuck E. Cheese and HCC’s mascot, Screech the Owl. Little ones also walked to various stations within the children's area to pick up Halloween treats.
"The greatest attribute of any community is its sense of caring and coming together to improve the lives of all its citizens," Russell Hurd, father of Heather and co-founder of the race, said. "Our family is deeply honored by the continued outpouring of kindness and support for our efforts to end distracted driving while supporting the wonderful students at Harford Community College."
Donations are still being accepted at harford.edu/heather.
The Presenting Sponsor is Kent Schwab Allstate Agency. Silver Sponsors are AAA Mid-Atlantic, Cowan Systems LLC, Enterprise Holdings Foundation and the Law Office of Jason Turchin. The Children's Area Sponsor is Towson University in Northeastern Maryland. Bronze Sponsors include Auto Eurotech, B. Michael & Sons, Barry Glassman - Harford County Government, Bel Air Fast Lube, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Heritage Mazda, In Loving Memory of Kari Ann Burnett, JC Penney, Kollman & Saucier P.A., Lee Tessier Team of Keller Williams American Premier Realty and Plaza Ford. The Mile Marker Sponsor is Classic Body & Fender. The Finish Line Sponsor is Len the Plumber. Additional sponsors may be found at www.harford.edu/heather.