Police pace -- The 16th annual Howard County Police Pace 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will start at 9 a.m. Sunday at the concession area at Centennial Park in Ellicott City. About 50 performance awards are available in a variety of age groups. Random prizes include a mountain bike, hotel stays, free dinners and golf outings. McGruff the Crime Dog will be on hand. Food will be provided by Outback Steakhouse. The cost is $25, or $40 per family. The race, sponsored by the Howard County Police Foundation, benefits charitable programs that include a college scholarship program for children of police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty. www.policepace.com.