Maryland Half Marathon & 5K 2018

PALs - Maryland Half Marathon & 5K, 2017
PALs - Maryland Half Marathon & 5K, 2017


Maryland Half Marathon & 5K

10 years. 130,000 miles. Endless impact.


Welcome to our Maryland Half Marathon & 5K Team Page! 

We, PALs, are a group of runners primarily from the Chinese American community in Howard County, Maryland. We run for fitness, friendship, and happiness. Together we help build a stronger and healthier community. 

Since the very first year our club was established, we've been organizing runners from our club to join this event to raise the awareness of cancer. Early last year, we lost our dearest running buddy, Ms. Zhoujing Li, due to cancer. Over 40 of our club members joined this event in memory of her. 

Again, we are running in the 10th Annual Maryland Half Marathon & 5K this year to raise money for the fight against cancer. 100% of every dollar we raise goes directly to the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC). Since 2009, participants like us have raised more than $3 million to support UMGCCC’s cutting-edge care and groundbreaking research. And in honor of the race’s 10th anniversary, we’re going for a new fundraising best. 

As a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, UMGCCC ranks among the top cancer centers in the country. They combine compassionate care with the most advanced treatment options available. We hope you’ll consider making a donation to fund their amazing work. Your support helps provide lifesaving treatment to UMGCCC patients and funds research that benefits cancer patients everywhere.  

Make a contribution today. Together, we can move the fight against cancer forward!

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If you need to make your gift offline, please use our form. (PDF)

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