Join us again for another great run through an awesome park with a challenging course that exemplifies the life of a single parent! Single parents face overwhelming barriers to overcome poverty and become self-sufficient. With the economy being what it is, a college education is crucial and almost required for the low-income single parent family to succeed. This course will be both downhill and uphill, pavement and trail, and one that will be sure to challenge you just as these parents are challenged! It’s a run / walk event so come out whether it’s your first 5K or you are trying to set that PR!
Proceeds from this event will benefit H.O.P.E, Inc. (Helping Other People be Empowered) which is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization serving single parents and their families working to obtain a college degree and break the cycle of poverty. For more information about our cause, please visit our website: www.hopbe.org
Shorty Howell Park- 2750 Pleasant Hill Road, Duluth 30096
Pavement and trail
Fun run (all pavement)
$20- Provides financial literacy courses for single parents working to break the cycle of poverty in their lives.
$50- Provides a safe environment for low-income children whose parents can’t an afterschool program.
$75- Allows individual counseling services for our single parents in need of emotional support.
$100- Ensures a quality education for a low-income child whose parents can’t afford childcare.
$200- Helps provide shelter to a single parent family struggling to keep a roof over their heads.
$250- Provides group counseling for 10 or more single parents overcoming the adversities of life.
$300- Increases our single parent’s chances to graduate by providing childcare to 3 or more families.
$400- Keeps single parent families from becoming homeless by covering one month of rent.
H.O.P.E, Inc.’s annual “We Found HOPE” 5K run will be held on October 11th, 2015, and we are seeking your support to help us reach our goal of raising $15,000 for single parents working to obtain a college degree.
Single parents face overwhelming barriers to overcome poverty and become self-sufficient. With the economy being what it is, a college education is crucial and almost required for the low-income single parent family to succeed. Our mission is to empower, encourage, and equip low-income single parents to obtain a college degree, develop essential life-skills, and ultimately became self-sufficient. With funding sources being scarce, we realize that if we want to continue to provide vital support for our single parent students, we have to gain support at a local level.
As a Runner of our 5K event, you have the opportunity to compete for a cause, as well as, be a positive influence on the lives of driven single parents and their children. Very few people can say they have impacted a life positively, just your participation impacts the quality of live and education single parents and low-income children receive.
We appreciate you choosing to run with us, and implore you to inspire others to support your efforts by donating on your behalf. All proceeds from the Run are directly used to fund direct programs of our single parent students. Each tax-deductible contribution to the event is assured to make a difference not only in the lives of those we support, but in the community.
We look forward to running with you!
Kenita Pierce-Lewis, BBA, MBA
President & Founder
We will have a face painter and will paint superhero faces for all registered kids. Any child 12 and under who raises at least $25 will receive a superhero cape.
We will reserve bib #'s 1-10 based upon the total amount raised by the top 10 individuals by October 9, 2014.
Who want's to be/wear #1?
Team Fit Challenge: Either download the Endomondo app to your smart phone and record your run/walks or enter your workouts manually. The team with the highest mileage from 8/17 - 10/10 wins a trophy!
Sign up here to create your team and then invite your fellow co-workers, friends, family neighbors, etc!
Highest Fundraising Team
Best Team Name
October 11 7:00 AM EDT - Day of Race Registration