10th Annual Heights of Hope 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Run

posted Jun 22, 2020, 8:15 AM by Heights Of Hope   [ updated Jul 10, 2020, 1:07 PM by Laura Minkus ]
Saturday, August 22, 2020
(with in-person and virtual options available)
Our New Race Format: Two Ways to Join the Fun

What we lack in large crowds, we'll make up for in energy, encouragement, great food, SO MANY raffle prizes, and a SPECIAL 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SURPRISE for all participants! Here are two ways you can join the fun:

Option 1 - Run or walk IN PERSON Saturday, August 22. After you register, you (and your team or family) will sign up for a specific start time that morning (8:30-10:30) or afternoon (4:15-6:15). Both the 5k and 1.5 mile routes begin and end at Calvary Church (995 E 8th Street in the heart of Holland Heights) and wind through the Abbey Court/Stratford Way neighborhood and past the Heights of Hope Community Center. Maps are available at below and watch our Facebook page for updates. 

We'll work to maintain social distancing to keep everyone safe. Due to our whole-day format, roads will NOT be closed so racers will need to yield to traffic and children MUST be accompanied by an adult on the route.

Option 2 - Run or walk YOUR OWN route, anywhere in the world between August 19-22. Fill out our registration. You can pick up your t-shirt and packet, or request it be shipped or dropped off to you. Time yourself using the good old fashioned honor system and fill out our FINISH TIME FORM with your time and a finish-line photo by 6pm on August 22 to be included in our awards and raffles.
Late Registration and Packet Pick Up

Register by August 9 to guarantee a race t-shirt. Price also increases by $5 on August 10. Packet Pickup and late registration are 4-7pm Friday 8/21 and throughout race day. Same day registration available.

For virtual participants, packets can be picked up during these times or request to have it dropped off/mailed to you. (There may be additional charges for shipping/drop-off.)

Awards to the top three 5k finishers in each age category and in the stroller division (kid in stroller, adult pushing!) Virtual participants may submit times by email. Team trophies for fastest team and most participants. Age groups: 6 and under, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, etc. 

Special 10-Year-Anniversary awards may also be presented to individuals or groups displaying noteworthy outfits, support, or enthusiasm.  

Please remember that runners will be yielding to traffic and virtual runners will be running their own routes with different elevation changes and weather conditions. Awards are always just for fun!
After Party

This year, the party lasts all day! Stick around after you race to cheer on others while maintaining social distancing. 

Morning participants will receive free iced coffee from Biggby. Afternoon runners will receive a free pulled pork sandwich from Earl's Meats. 

A virtual awards ceremony will take place starting at 7:30pm on Facebook live with awards, medals, and incredible raffle prizes! Virtual participants will be eligible for raffle prizes and age group awards if finish line photos and times are submitted by 6pm on 8/22.

Awards and raffle prizes can be picked up at the Community Center (450 Stratford Way) on Monday, Aug 24 between 9-11am, 5-7pm or Wednesday, Aug 26 from 11-1pm.  If you're unable to pick it up during those times and live within a 5 mile radius we are happy to deliver your prize to you sometime that week!

Your registration fee supports the work of Heights of Hope in our community! Thank you!

Individual 5K and 1.5 mile registrations are $25. Price will increase to $30 on August 10. Receive a $5 discount per person for groups or families of 5 or more that pay together.