Homerun for the Homeless

Sat August 12, 2023


Competitive Live Run

5K Competitive Run

$35 8:00AM MDT - 9:00AM MDT Registration ends August 11, 2023 at 6:00pm MDT
Fun Run / Walk

Kids Dash

$20 9:30AM MDT - 9:30AM MDT Registration ends August 12, 2023 at 8:00am MDT
Non Competitive Live Fun Run/Walk

5K Fun Run/Walk (not timed)

$30 8:00AM MDT - 9:00AM MDT Registration ends August 12, 2023 at 8:00am MDT
Virtual Run/Walk

Sleep In

$30 Registration ends August 12, 2023 at 7:45am MDT


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HomeRun for the Homeless
5K Run/Fun Walk & Kids Dash 
Celebrating 10 years strong
(Sleep-in Option Available)
Saturday, August 12, 2023

Southwest University Park
1 Ballpark Plaza

All money raised will help the Opportunity Center for the Homeless to enhance the lives of homeless veterans seeking services in the shelters and Veteran’s Transitional Living Center.

The Opportunity Center for the Homeless is a 501(c)(3) organization and your sponsorship is 100% IRS tax-deductible.

Each registered participant in the 5K Run or Walk will get an El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball Game Voucher with attached soft drink and free popcorn the day of attendance.

Saturday, August 12th, 8:00 AM / Rain or Shine!
Southwest University Park

COURSE UPDATE: 5K Run/Fun Walk through downtown El Paso.
3.1 miles total, ending inside the Southwest University Park.

KIDS DASH: Starts at 9:30 AM inside Southwest University Park,
Home of the El Paso Chihuahua’s. Meet Chico!

CHIP TIMING: Guaranteed for all competitive runners who register in advance. The results are posted immediately after the race. Chip timing is not available for race day registration.

PARKING: Paid parking is available at city meters, Union Plaza Parking Terminal,
and the Convention Center Parking Garage. Additional parking might be available at the corner of Santa Fe and Prospect.

Nutritious snacks and water at the finish line.

Trophies to the top 3 Male and Female winners in the 5K Run, respectively.
Trophy to the Largest Team & the Most Spirited Team
10th year anniversary finisher medal to all 5k Run/Fun Walk registered participants in the 5K and Kids Dash Signature 
Medals to top 3 Male and Female winners in each 5K Run age group:
12 & under, 13 – 19, 20 – 29, 30 – 39, 40 – 49, 50 – 59, 60 – 69, 70 & over

FEES                             REGULAR                             RACE DAY
Sleep-in                            $30                                     $30  
5K Competitive Run         $35                                     $40
Fun Run/Walk                   $35                                    $40                                                    
Kids’ Dash                        $20                                     $25

Team Discount – A $2 discount for each person for teams of 10 or more.  (After the 10th person registers online, the first 9 people will receive a $2 refund.  All registrations after will receive the $2 discount)
Team registrations must be turned in by Friday, July 28th, 2023.
All online registrations will incur a convenience fee.

What if I don’t want to run, jog or walk? Am I still able to participate?
Yes, absolutely! You can participate without ever leaving your house! Simply sign up for our Sleep-in option. This choice just means you will get your t-shirt on packet pick up day (08/11/2023) if registered by July 15. You can support by running or walking in your neighborhood, park, etc. or you can dream of running or walking or support as you sip your morning coffee from the comfort of your own living room.  Every registration is appreciated and every registration fee helps the homeless veterans we help in our facilities. 

Please Note: Race is subject to capacity limits a may close at any time once capacity has been reached.
*Registration fees are non-refundable.*

Free t-shirt and one (1) Voucher for a Chihuahuas Baseball Game for the first 400 5K Run/Walk registered participants. Voucher can be redeemed immediately after the race.
ADDITIONAL EP CHIHUAHUA TICKETS: Can be purchased at epchihuahuas.com 

Friday, August 11, 2023
Up and Running  
3233 N. Mesa Ste. 205, El Paso, TX 79902
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Southwest University Park
6:30 to 7:30 AM

All the event proceeds help cover the cost of meals and other services provided to homeless veterans throughout the year. 

About the 5K Run/Walk:
Free t-shirt, 10th year commemorative item, and one (1) El Paso Chihuahuas Game Voucher for the first 400 participants to register by July 31st, 2023 for the 5k Run/ Fun Walk. Vouchers can be redeemed immediately. Additional questions can be email at alazcano@ocelpaso.org. 

About the Kids Dash:
All participants in the Kids Dash will receive a medal for their participation. T-shirt or Game Voucher for the Kids’ Dash is not included. 

The Most Spirited Team & Largest team will receive a trophy and bragging rights! 

We appreciate your participation in the 10th annual Homerun for the Homeless - 5K Run/Fun Walk and Kids Dash and encourage you to take necessary precautions while enjoying your time. 

Social distancing and facial coverings are no longer required at the event. For additional information please https://www.milb.com/el-paso/ballpark/ballpark-guidelines

How to participate: 
1. Register and choose one of the three event options:
      • 5K Run/Walk
      • Kids Dash (1-mile walk)
      • Sleep-in

Live Event Recap
WHAT: 10th annual Homerun for the Homeless - 5K Run/Fun Walk and Kids Dash, an event benefiting the Opportunity Center for the Homeless.
WHEN: Saturday, August 12th
TIME: 8:00 AM


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