Race for the Homeless


Benefitting Open House Ministries

Why We Race

The Race for the Homeless 2019 will run for its 20th year in Vancouver, Washington. Once again, 100% of the race fee will benefit Open House Ministries. Last year, $9,000 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.

Online registration is closed, but we still have a place for you!

You can register the morning of the race. You can either download the attached registration form and waiver and bring it with you, or we’ll have copies on hand for you to fill out when you arrive!

Registration and bib/shirt pickup start at 7:00am on Saturday, Aug 3.

Download Registration


Saturday, August 3, 2019

7am – Day of race registration begins

8am – 5K Run and 10K Run begin

8:05am – 5K Walk begins

5K course map
10K course map
Kids Fun Run Map

Race Location

O.O. Howard House
750 Anderson St.
Vancouver, WA 98661

get driving directions


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.


5K Run, 10K Run, 5K Walk: $15 ($20 after July 22)
Kids Fun Run: Free (Shirts for Kids Fun Run participants can be purchased for $10 each, if desired.)

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.

Race Sponsors




Have questions? Need more info?

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

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