The 11th Annual Hometown Hope Run, hosted by the Gospel Rescue Mission in Muskogee, will be held on Saturday Evening, September 23rd at the original Gospel Rescue Mission location at 2nd & Elgin. This year the run will go through the Depot District which will be hosting the Localmotion Festival that weekend. There will be a 1 mile Fun Run/Walk, a chip timed 5k on a USATF certified course (check back soon for course map).
The Hometown Hope Run was started in 2013 by a church small group that felt led to do something positive for the mission and the community. The first 5 years of the event, it was held at the old GRM facility at 2nd and Elgin. When the Gospel Rescue Mission moved to it's new home on Callahan in 2018, the event also made the move and this will be year 6 at the new location. This year the run returns to the orginal course as we partner the with the localmotion festival going on in the depot District.
This is race is sanctioned by the United States Track and Field Association (USATF) and medals will be awarded to USATF Standard Age Groups (Every 5 year Age Groups) for the 5k race.
Key Dates and Details:
- 5k Pricing: Pre-registration fee is $25 until Sept 10th. September 11th to race day is $30
- Fun Run Pricing Pre-registration fee is $20 until September 10th. September 11th to Race day is $25
- T-shirt Guarantee deadline: September 10th (Shirts are first come first serve after this date)
- Packet pick up/Late Registration: Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration will be on Saturday only, all day at the GRM booth at the Local Motion Festival, from 10am to 7pm. This booth will be right near the start/Finish line at 2nd & Elgin.
- Questions about this Race???
You can click the questions box below or send an email to the Hometown Hope Race Committee: Nycky Miller - Nycky.firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Gospel Rescue Mission:
The Gospel Rescue Mission, Inc. was established in 1931 and has since been the Muskogee area's primary resource for those struggling in the crisis of hunger, homelessness, and hopelessness. We are a 501/c/3 non-profit corporation whose stated Partnering with the community to serve those who are in crisis to restore them to freedom and purpose through the transforming power of the gospel. Surviving on donations and volunteers the Gospel Rescue Mission strives to maintain the highest possible Christian standard in all its work by providing:
• Shelter and food for Men, Women, and Families
• Drug & Alcohol Recovery Support Program
• Spiritual Counseling and Encouragement
• Volunteer Opportunities
Jesus said; “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Matthew 25:35 & 36