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Dates: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
City / State: Ellicott City, MD
Event Name: Ellicott City / Oella
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 114610 2020/Y0216
Distance - Trail Ratings: Distance 10/5/20 km - 2B
Description: Start Point: Roger Carter Community Center 3000 Milltowne Drive (formerly Mt. Ida Drive), Ellicott City, MD 21043. From the North: From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), take Exit 16, I-70 West toward Frederick. Follow I-70 about 4.5 miles and take Exit 87-A, Route 29 South toward Columbia. Follow directions "From Route 29" below. From the South and East: From I-95, take Route 100 West toward Ellicott City (Exit 43B). At end of Route 100, take Route 29 North toward Ellicott City. Follow directions From Route 29 below. From Route 29, Follow Route 29 to the Route 40 East, Ellicott City exit. Exit Route 29 and follow Route 40 East to the traffic signal at Rogers Ave. Turn RIGHT on Rogers Ave and follow for half mile to intersection of Rogers Ave and Court House Drive. Keep LEFT and follow Court House Drive. Turn RIGHT just past the Howard County Office Complex toward Ellicott City Historic Dist. On Ellicott Mills Drive. Turn RIGHT onto Milltowne Drive. The 5KM trail goes through downtown Ellicott City. The trail is along sidewalks. The 10km continues into Oella. It uses a converted Trolley Trail.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Ice Cream Parlors, Little Free Libraries
Start Times: 7am - 8pm
Online Start Box and Physical Start Box: WEB REGISTRATION using the AVA Online Start Box (OSB) at https://my.ava.org. The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods for online registration. This event also supports a Physical Start Box (PSB) for event registration, payment, and stamping at the location indicated below.
PLEASE do not mix and match between the two registration methods. It will confuse you and the club. Choose one, OSB or PSB, to complete the event.
Location: Roger Carter Community Center
Start Point / Driving Directions: 3000 Milltowne Drive (formerly Mt. Ida Drive), Ellicott City, MD 21043. From the North: From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), take Exit 16, I-70 West toward Frederick. Follow I-70 about 4.5 miles and take Exit 87-A, Route 29 South toward Columbia. Follow directions "From Route 29" below.
From the South and East: From I-95, take Route 100 West toward Ellicott City (Exit 43B). At end of Route 100, take Route 29 North toward Ellicott City. Follow directions From Route 29 below.
From Route 29, Follow Route 29 to the Route 40 East, Ellicott City exit. Exit Route 29 and follow Route 40 East to the traffic signal at Rogers Ave. Turn RIGHT on Rogers Ave and follow for half mile to intersection of Rogers Ave and Court House Drive. Keep LEFT and follow Court House Drive. Turn RIGHT just past the Howard County Office Complex toward Ellicott City Historic Dist. On Ellicott Mills Drive. Turn RIGHT onto Milltowne Drive.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: The route was reopened to pedestrian traffic as of July 21, 2018.
After another devastating flood May 27, 2018, the Columbia Volksmarch Club YRW 109144 event had to be temporarily closed. Main Street is now reopened but still under heavy reconstruction.


NOTE: The Roger Carter Center is closed on Jan 1, Thanksgiving & Friday after, and Dec 25.
While strollers may do this trail, it is not recommended for wheelchairs. Pets are allowed but must be leashed.
Host Club: Columbia Volksmarch Club
Contact: John Dye  (See the my.ava.org Event Listing for further contact information.)
Website: www.mdvolks.org/CVC