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The Every Step Counts Autism Walk & 5K Run takes place at Centennial Park in Ellicott City, MD. The 5K Run course (in blue) features a paved foot trail that meanders around the lake, with a few rolling hills, straight-aways, and one or two steep climbs. The 4K Walk course (in yellow) shares much of the run route. The 1K Stroll is marked in red. Directional signs along with race route guides will be stationed at intersections along the event route to provide assistance with navigating the route, if necessary. There will be one water stop. Preview the 5K Run route by watching our Virtual Course Video from 2020.
Centennial Park is a popular park in Howard County. Along the route, we invite participants to take in the scenery as well as spot wildlife and water birds. We will be sharing the park with other visitors who are picnicking, participating in sports activities, and fishing and boating.
Park amenities include indoor restroom facilities and drinking fountains located near the event start/finish and about 3.5K into the clockwise event route. Other amenities include rental pavilions, a bandshell, a snack bar, pedal boat and kayak rentals, tennis courts, sports fields, and a boat launch.