The Downtown Columbia Partnership is hosting the fourth annual Discover Downtown Columbia 5K and Fun Run on Sunday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m., at the AMC Theatre promenade at The Mall in Columbia.
The 5K course takes runners and walkers through the landmarks of Downtown Columbia, highlighting its 50 years of history, as well as the future that’s unfolding. It starts at the mall and winds past The Metropolitan apartments, through Symphony Woods and across the stage of Merriweather Post Pavilion. It continues past Toby’s Dinner Theatre and the Central Branch of the Howard County Library and around the Lakefront path, finishing at the People Tree.

The 1-Mile Fun Run will also start at the mall and will take the runners and walkers past Symphony Woods, onto the Lakefront path and also finishing at the People Tree.

A live band and complimentary post-race refreshments await runners at the finish. Registration fees are $35 for the 5K and $10 for the 1-mile Fun Run. Runners and walkers are welcome. Register at