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Cowley House of Hope (CHOH) has secured a location for a homeless shelter and is currently raising funds toward renovating the location to meet the needs of homeless women, men, and children. Through a partnership with local running group, Story of a Runner (SOAR), the first Cup of Hope 5k and 1-mile Run/Walk for all ages will take place at Shepherd's Grace Church with a course utilizing the hike and bike path and Veteran's Memorial Lake.
Proceeds from the race will benefit CHOH's initiative to bring a much needed service to Cowley County. Additional donations are welcome and can be made through your race registration!
Packet pick-up will begin at 2pm on race day. The 1-mile Run/Walk will begin at 3pm. The 5k Race will begin at 3:30pm. This race will not be timed. Race day registration is welcome; Online registrations ends at noon on Friday, November 8.
• Race Bib
• Short Sleeve Shirt
• Campfire Mug
• Digital Finish Line Photos
Participants may upgrade to a long sleeve shirt for just $5. All shirts are $2 more for extended sizes (2XL or 3XL).
Register by October 27 to guarantee a shirt on race day. If registered after October 27, shirts will be available approximately 10 days after the event so our local vendor can print as needed.
5k = $33; 1-mile = $20; Both = $40 (one shirt/mug per participant)
Ike's Donuts Truck will be on location to provide a free cup of coffee or cocoa to all race participants. Fresh donuts will be available for purchase! The perfect treat to go with what's in your mug.
Prizes will be given to the top male/female finishers.
The Cowley House of Hope are people working together to provide safe shelter for people in need. There are many great resources Cowley County offers to help people get back up on their feet after tough times; however, the lack of a temporary, emergency shelter creates a gap in services that works against those sincerely working to get back up. Out of this realization, Cowley House of Hope was born. Our mission is to provide temporary housing and assistance for the homeless women, men, and children to find stable housing, work, food and develop living skills.
Founded in 2017, #StoryofaRunner Group (SOAR) was created to keep communication flowing about area races and running events. Our goal is to encourage others that run or want to start running. Beginning in 2018, the group began hosting runs in the Cowley County area. This page was created to help with promotions for these events and to provide more information to the public about our efforts. SOAR is growing as a group and in our community! Our mission: "#StoryofaRunner is here to show motivation, encouragement, and support to our fellow runners. We all have a story as to why we run. What's yours?"
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