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Due to the recent spike in the COVID-19 cases in our community and after continuing to monitor the situation— the Opportunity Center for the Homeless is thrilled to announce that for the first time, it will host the 7th annual HomeRun for the Homeless - 5K Run/Fun Walk and Kid's Dash as a Virtual event to support the individuals facing homelessness in El Paso.
The safety of our participants, sponsors, and volunteers is our top priority, and although we would have loved to bring you our traditional race at Southwest University Park, the current health crisis didn’t allow us to deliver the fun event you love in a safe way.
Runners and walkers will have all day Saturday, August 1st to participate. Even if you don’t live in El Paso, you can still be part of the fun and support our mission. This event is made possible by Marathon Petroleum, as well as other dedicated sponsors, and supporters like you!
We invite you to register and go out and fulfill your fitness goals, run or walk at your pace, in your neighborhoods, permitted trails, parks, or even on treadmills, and support our mission.
Helping and protecting people is at the heart of our mission and all proceeds from the 7th annual Virtual HomeRun for the Homeless - 5K Run/Fun Walk and Kid’s Dash will directly benefit the individuals we serve in our shelters located in downtown El Paso. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted many in our community, and the services we offer to people facing homelessness are now more crucial than ever.
All the event proceeds help cover the cost of meals and other services we provide to them throughout the year and also and the additional funds needed to provide support to individuals impacted by the coronavirus.
About the 5K Run/Walk:
Free t-shirts for the first 300 participants to register by July 30 for the 5k Run/ Fun Walk. The best times in all age categories for the female and male participants will be entered into a raffle to win a prize!
About the Kid’s Dash:
All participants in the Kid’s Dash will receive a medal and will be automatically entered into a raffle to win a bicycle! T-shirt for the Kid’s Dash is not included. Follow us on Facebook for additional raffle details: @HomeRunforthehomeless
Invite your friends to join you wherever they are. Largest team will receive a trophy and bragging rights!
We will offer curbside pick-up for t-shirts’ and medals following the social distancing guidelines on Friday, July 31st at the Opportunity Center for the Homeless, located on 1208 Myrtle Avenue, El Paso, TX 79901 - From 9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. For questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We appreciate your participation in the 7th annual Virtual Homerun for the Homeless - 5K Run/Fun Walk and Kid's Dash and encourage you to take necessary precautions while enjoying your time.
How to participate:
1. Register and choose one of the 2 virtual race options:
• 5K Run/Walk
• Kid’s Dash (1-mile walk)
2. Download your virtual race bib and print it.
3. Run or Walk! Complete your distances indoors or outdoors on Saturday, August 1st, 2020. Pick your route!
4. Document your time with running applications like:
•Strava • RunKeeper •Garmin • Apple Watch • ReLive •MapmyRun
5. Take photos and tag @homerunforthehomeless and @RaceAdventures
6. Submit your results by midnight 11:59 p.m. on August 1st from RunSignup Race Page as follows:
Navigate to the race's RunSignup race page > and select the Result tab > then select Submit Virtual Results
Next search for your registration either by first and last name or by email address and DOB.
Once you have found your registration select Submit Virtual Results > Enter in your time > then select Submit Results!
7. Print your Finisher Certificate!
WHAT: 7th annual Virtual Homerun for the Homeless - 5K Run/Fun Walk and Kid's Dash, a virtual event benefiting the Opportunity Center for the Homeless.
WHEN: All day Saturday, August 1st until midnight.
WHERE: Run or walk in your neighborhood, on parks and city trails, or even in the comfort of your home on the treadmill, then submit your results.
WE ARE VERY THANKFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!