SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016

A RACE WITH A PURPOSE

Benefitting Open House Ministries

Why the Race

The Race for the Homeless 2016 will run for its 17th year in Vancouver, Washington. Once again, 100% of the race fee will benefit Open House Ministries. Last year $8,000 was given to this organization to help homeless families regain their independence.

Why Open House Ministries

Since incorporation in 1986, Open House Ministries has provided shelter, safety, and hope to families without homes. Their program focus is to equip families with life skills and foundational tools to help them regain healthy, independent lives. They accomplish this through personalized case management, strong community networks, volunteer support, and the generous endowments of our caring community. Each family agrees to participate in a program designed to assist them in resolving their homeless situation.

Race Sponsors

Want a training coach?

Our sponsor Fleet Feet is offering a 12 week training program for Race for the Homeless.

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RACE DETAILS

Bring the family! There’s something for everyone.

Shirts, Awards, Giveaways, and Timing

A Race for the Homeless shirt is included with your pre-registration. Race day registrations may also receive a shirt as supplies allow. Participants in the Kid Fun Run can purchase shirts in advance for $10. All shirts are available for pick-up on race day only.

All finishers will receive a Race for the Homeless shirt (if pre-registered), along with lots of free stuff, food and information. The race course for the 5K Run, 10K Run and 5K Walk will be accurately measured.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016 – VANCOUVER, WA

Directions and parking

Directions

The O.O. Howard House is located on Fort Vancouver Way near Officers Row. From I-5, take the Mill Plain exit and head east. Take the first right to proceed south on Fort Vancouver Way. The start/finish line is on Fort Vancouver Way, just south of E Evergreen Blvd.

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Parking

Parking is available within close proximity to the start/finish line. Two parking lots are along E Evergreen Blvd, east of Fort Vancouver Way. In addition, the library parking lot is on the east side of Fort Vancouver way, just south of Mill Plain. Street parking is available on E 5th St, just south of the start/finish line.

Schedule of events

All races start/finish at the O.O. Howard House on Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, WA

7:00 am……Day of race registration begins
8:00 am……5K Run and 10K Run begins
8:05 am……5K Walk begins
9:00 am……Fun Festival begins
9:15 am……Kid Fun Run begins

Race costs

If pre-registered by July 25, the cost of the 5K Run, 10K Run and 5K Walk is $15. Day of race registration is $20. Kid Fun Run and Fun Festival events are free.

5K walk/run map

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Event Details

For everyone’s safety, we request that runners and walkers not bring dogs.

The course starts at the OO Howard House at Fort Vancouver Way and Evergreen Blvd. Runners will proceed south along Fort Vancouver Way and then turn east at 5th St and then south at the path that connects Fort Vancouver with the Land Bridge. Runners will cross the bridge and then turn east at SE Columbia Way. Runners will turn around and retrace their route until they connect with E 5th St and then turn east. They will turn left at E Reserve St, turn left at E Evergreen Blvd and finish in front of the OO Howard House.
The course starts at the OO Howard House at Fort Vancouver Way and Evergreen Blvd. Runners will proceed south along Fort Vancouver Way and then turn east at 5th St, and then turn south at the path that connects Fort Vancouver with the Land Bridge. Runners will cross the bridge and then turn east at SE Columbia Way. Runners will merge onto river front path in back of the Columbia Shores Condominiums and proceed until it turns northeast at Columbia Shore Blvd and then turn east again at SE Columbia Way. The turn around for the 10K race will be on SE Columbia Way, just east of Kaiser Ave. The 10K runners will retrace their route until they connect with E 5th Street and then turn east. They will turn left at E Reserve St, turn left at E Evergreen Blvd, and finish in front of the OO Howard House.
The course starts at the OO Howard House at Fort Vancouver Way and Evergreen Blvd. Walkers will proceed south along Fort Vancouver Way and then turn east at 5th St, and then south at the walking path that connects Fort Vancouver with the Land Bridge. Walkers will cross the bridge and then turn east at SE Columbia Way. Walkers will turn around and retrace their route until they connect with E 5th St and then turn east. They will turn left at E Reserve St, turn left at E Evergreen Blvd and finish in front of the OO Howard House.
Various special activities and attractions are available for you and your friends. Bring the whole gang and enjoy food, activities and cheer on the racers as they cross the finish line!
This free run is located near the start/finish line and is for children ages 12 and under. This is a non-competitive race – all participants will receive a prize. You are encouraged to run with your younger kids and cheer on the older ones. Shirts, if desired, need to be purchased in advance ($10).

REGISTRATION

Don’t miss out! Register now.

Pre-Registration must be completed by July 25 (postmarked, in person, or online) for the 5K Run, 10K Run and 5K Walk. Confirmations will be sent to those who supply an email address and register by July 25. All participants will pick up a race bib # on race day (beginning at 7am). Day of race registration is available for an additional $5 fee, and you’ll receive a shirt as supplies allow.

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CONTACT

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Race for the Homeless
C/O New Heights Church
8000 NE 58th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98665

Phone: (360) 314-3342
Email: race@nullnewheights.org