Hundreds Race Through the Streets of Ellicott City to Raise Funds for Two Local Causes

On Wednesday, May 8th, the Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA) and hundreds of its members gathered in Ellicott City to raise funds for two local organizations, Move for Hunger and The Ellicott City Partnership, through their annual event, Mad Cash Dash for a Cause.

The event raised $5,000 for each organization and featured teams racing through the streets of Ellicott City, tackling a variety of “Minute to Win It” challenges. Participants enthusiastically engaged in activities such as Spaghetti Can Craze, Bumper Ball Drop, Head Hoop Challenger, and Putt Your Stuff, stopping at 25 stations along Main Street to complete tasks and earn points.

“This was the second year of the event, and it surpassed the success of the inaugural year. Not only did teams come out in creative costumes and with great enthusiasm, but we also saw an increase in participation and sponsorship,” said event co-chair Kelly Murray, Acadia Windows and Doors. “We aimed to create a unique fundraising event that deviates from the typical golf tournament, gala, or happy hour, and it was a hit.”

Teams consisted of MMHA members from across the region, including businesses such as Rachuba Management, Greystar, Acadia Windows and Doors, Cove Property Management, and WPM Real Estate.

“Our members are always eager to give back to the community while having a great time. The ‘Minute to Win It’ games and racing through the streets of Ellicott City have quickly become a highly anticipated annual event,” added Lori Crook, senior director of events at MMHA. “It’s heartwarming to see the camaraderie and dedication from our members in supporting such worthy causes.”

The winning team was Peak Management and Rachuba Management won Best Theme.

The Maryland Multi-Housing Association (MMHA) is a professional trade association established in 1996, whose membership consists of owners and managers of more than 215,228 rental housing homes in more than 997 apartment communities. Our members house over 561,000 residents of the State of Maryland throughout the entire State of Maryland. MMHA membership also includes more than 221 associate members that supply goods and services to the multi-housing industry. More information is available at