When is the opening ceremony and official start of the race?

The pre-race, opening ceremony will take place from 8:30am to 9:00am on Sunday, June 4th.  The Matzohball 5k and Howard County Family Wellness Day have always shared a special relationship.  Every year in June, these events have provided a day long opportunity to promote wellness, encouraging families in our community, children in our schools and employees in our workplaces to make wellness a priority.  This year, together, the ceremonies will be at Centennial Park beginning at 8:30am with opening remarks by our county executive. You will learn a little about the charities benefiting from this year’s Matzohball 5k.  This will be an opportunity to welcome all of our runners and walkers, provide everyone with instructions and tips and come together as a community.  All registrants will receive sign-in instructions well in advance.  

Will t-shirts be provided this year?

T-shirts will be available for an additional cost through a separate ordering form on the RunSignUp page (see here). Shirts must be pre-ordered and will be available for pickup at Feet First or at the park on race day during check-in. There may be a limited supply of shirts available for purchase on race day, but we cannot guarantee availability. For virtual participants, shirts will be mailed directly to you.

Are there any prizes, medals, etc?

For the in-person live event, there will be awards for male and female top finishers in each age category. 

Other questions?  E-mail us at matzohballrun@gmail.com