On a sunny, mild fall morning, local runners warmed up on the track at MRHS and
prepared for a fast run through Howard County's beautiful country landscape. The
"herd" of 5K runners left the track at 9:00am and the 1 mile fun run start soon
followed. The start line was quickly converted to finish as we eagerly awaited
the1 mile winners Joseph Marsico and Kristy Cruz.
It was quite a thrill to see Sherry Stick, an at-large runner (non MRHS), win the 5K race in a time of 18:38:01. First place male was won by Thomas Vaxmonsky in a time of 19:06:14. The crowd erupted in cheer when 6 year old Noah Pollack crossed the 5K finish line in 42:25:43: At that moment, a "youngest runner" award was added to the post-race ceremony.
Janet Gilbert provided color commentary as the runners entered the stadium and once around the track to the finish line. The volunteer list included MRHS parents, faculty, and friends of The Ridge. The Howard County Police department provided the much appreciated traffic control on the course.
Thanks to all from the Mustang 5K committee!
5K Race Awards - Awards by Age group (excel)
5K Race Awards - Awards by Special Category (excel)
Enjoy PICS from the Mustang '05 Stampede.
ANNOUNCING ... MRHS Boosters 1st Annual Mustang Stampede
Date: Sunday, Nov. 13
Time: Packet Pickup: Saturday, November 12, 10am - 4pm
Sunday, November 13, 7:30am - 8:45am
Race: Sunday, November 13, 9:00 am - Rain or Shine
Location: Marriotts Ridge High School (Google Map)
12100 Woodford Dr
Marriottsville MD 21104
From the East: I-70 to Marriottsville Rd North to Route 99 West (left) to Woodford Rd (right)
or From the West: I-70 to Route 32 North to Route 99 East (right) to Woodford Rd (left)
(school is on immediate right once on Woodford Rd, gym is 2nd entrance on right)
Planned Events: 5K race and 1 mile Fun Run 5K Course Map
Cost: Pre-registration 5K: $17, Fun Run: $12
Day of Race 5K: $20, Fun Run: $15
Registration: Checks Payable to Marriotts Ridge Boosters Club
Printable Registration Form (word doc) - includes Stampede information
We hope to grow the Mustang Stampede into a successful fall event that will boost school spirit, raise funds for our students, and increase the community's involvement with the Marriotts Ridge.
So mark your calendars and come race.
Or you can help us get this new tradition off the ground - we really need volunteers to make it happen.
There are several ways that volunteers can help:
1) joining the committee to work on planning and preparation for the race,
2) come out on race day and be a race day volunteer,
3) help us identify local businesses that might become race sponsors.
Sponsors can make a cash contribution or donate goods or services supporting the race.
To volunteer or for more information, contact Race Director Jay Czarnecki 410-480-0033