Monday, September 24, 2012
The Baltimore Sun reports some athletes in the event aren't excited about Armstrong's presence, but participation has increased.
Lance Armstrong's announcement that he would be racing in Howard County next month has increased participation, but it also has brought criticism to the race's organizers. According to the Baltimore Sun, at least one of the race's former competitors, along with others, are not pleased with Armstrong's presence because in order to host him the race had to be de-sanctioned by USA Triathlon, meaning results from the race will not count toward pro athletes' rankings. Because Armstrong has been banned for life from competing in sports governed by organizations that adhere to the World Anti-Doping Code, he can not compete in any USA Triathlon sanctioned events. However, the decision has increased participation in the event, according to event …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
County leaders gathered at Centennial Park Tuesday morning to honor those who died in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman joined local police and fire officials to lay a wreath in the Garden of Hope at Centennial Park on Tuesday morning, honoring those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and those who have fought to defend the U.S. "Let's never forget the innocent lives that were taken 11 years ago today and remember the strength of the American spirit," Ulman said on his Twitter account. “I encourage everyone to take a moment today to stop, think and reflect on the importance of friends, family and community, as we honor the memory of the victims and the brave first responders who lost their lives on September 11,” Ulman said in a press release. “I want to also thank the courageous men and women of our …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Drivers should expect delays at several intersections around Centennial Park.
Drivers near Centennial Park on Sunday morning can expect to share the road with some 2,000 triathletes during the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon. From 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Route 108 will be closed to westbound traffic between Ten Mills Road and Centennial Lane, according to a statement from the Howard County Police Department. Police officer will be directing traffic and temporarily closing roads to maintain biker safety during the race, and the department says delays can be expected on the following roads: Police say triathlon participants will be given the right of way, and they recommend motorists to plan alternative routes or give extra time if driving in the area is necessary. For more information on the Athleta Iron Girl …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Centennial Park is a local favorite and the latest destination on the Howard County Bucket List.
Summer is upon us and picnic season is in full swing, which means plenty of people are taking advantage of their local parks. For an outdoor experience with stunning scenery, Howard County residents don't have to travel far to get to Centennial Park in Ellicott City. Stretching over 337 acres, the park boasts a walking trail more than two miles long around Centennial Lake, sports fields, picnic pavilions, a restaurant and canoe rentals.. Have you been to Centennial Park recently? Tell us about your experience in the comments below. Jeremy Fowler, 19, has known the park for years and now works renting boats along the lake. "I've been coming here since I was a kid. I used to come here and actually rent boats with my aunt," Fowler said. The …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The $75,000 project starts this week.
Bikers, runners and walkers at Ellicott City’s 325-acre Centennial Park can expect a few closures that might force them to turn around while construction begins on sections of the four-mile pathway. The $75,000 path improvement project at Howard County’s most popular park — home to the Athleta Iron Girl Columbia Triathlon and a host of other athletic events — is expected to begin this week. County officials said the improvements on the 25-year-old park that attracts one million visitors per year are expected to be done by March 1. “I love Centennial Park," said Howard County Executive Ken Ulman in a statement. "As we get ready to celebrate Centennial Park’s 25 years of service to our community, I am pleased we can continue to make the …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Take advantage of today's sunshine!
Centennial Park was teeming with walkers and joggers this morning. Did you get outside today?