Save the Date for our 11th Annual Heights of Hope 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Run:

Saturday, August 14, 2021

We don't know what the world will look like in 2021, but it feels good to have something exciting on the calendar ... and to know that it'll probably be the hottest day of the summer!

Our 2020 spread-out-in-person and virtual events were a blast. With over 150 runners and walkers, participating from nine different states, and about 100 volunteers cheering on runners and making sure almost no one got lost, it was a powerfully positive event in the midst of a wild year of shut down and isolation.

There were the traditional door prizes (so many door prizes!), and medals, and ribbons, and food. You can find race results here and photos of the day here. But ten years also called for some extra celebration and extra acknowledgement. 10 Claps to the winners of our special 10-year tin foil prizes:

  • 10th Overall Finisher: Benjamin Haak

  • Oldest HOH 5K Shirt: Graham Dykuis (wearing a size youth M shirt from 2011!)

  • Loudest Road Warriors: Todd Sneller and Secqunda Grigsby

  • Fastest 5K Dog: Lindy Lam

  • Oldest Team: Team Pops and Corn (Marcia and Jerry Hahnfeld)

  • Virtual Race Route That Most Resembled A Virus: Corey Forbes

  • Race Grandma Award: Marlene Bullers

  • Create-Your-Own-Route-Award: The Nyhoff, VanRaalte, and Muller kids

  • Jam Master: Keith Workman (for his amazing speaker set up at the Community Center)

  • Best Dressed Road Warriors: The Foreman Family

But best of all, participants got to experience the beautiful neighborhood we call home everyday. We hope you'll join us next year on Saturday, August 14!