Race for the Homeless2018-08-14T16:37:08+00:00


Benefitting Open House Ministries

Thank You!

Thank you for participating in 2018! This year we had over 540 racers, and gave $9,000 to Open House Ministries!
Join us next year on Saturday, August 3, 2019!

Why We Race

100% of the race fee will benefit Open House Ministries. This 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.


August 4, 2018

7am – Day of race registration begins

8am – 5K Run and 10K Run begin

8:05am – 5K Walk begins

9am – Fun Festival

9:15am – Kid Fun Run

5K course map
10K course map

Race Location

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

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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 23)
Kids Fun Run: Free (Shirts for Kids Fun Run participants can be purchased by July 23 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.

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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