MountainChild (www.mountainchild.org) exists for the purpose of raising awareness, resources and financial aid for humanitarian work carried out amongst impoverished children living in the Himalayas. MountainChild's Run For Hope is an exciting run/walk event to raise awareness and financial resources to the children of the Himalayas. We invite you to join us in Colorado, or wherever you live, as we come together to raise awareness for the children of Himalayas and raise resources for humanitarian projects that help provide clean water, fight child trafficking, empowerment through education, and a variety of other programs and projects in Nepal.  This will be a great event for the whole family!

EVENT DESCRIPTION:
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017
5K run/walk, 10K run/walk, Kids Run, Virtual Run
Open to all - families, children, etc.

Registration Fees

5K

May 1 - Jun 1 Current Price $35.00

10K

May 1 - Jun 1 Current Price $40.00

Kids Race (5-under)

Jan 10 - Jun 1 Current Price FREE

Kids Race (6-12 yrs old)

Jan 10 - Jun 1 Current Price $10.00

Virtual

May 1 - Jun 1 Current Price $35.00

SPONSORS

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their support and generosity in not only making this event a reality and success, but more importantly, for their support makes a tangible difference in the remote villages of Himalayas.  You are helping to move mountains!

 

MT. EVEREST SPONSORS

The Solomon Foundation

 

Sweetpea Dentistry Logo

 

Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery Logo

 

 

PLATINUM, GOLD, SILVER, AND BRONZE SPONSORS

Professional Hearing Services

JFC

ICON

 

SECC

 

Drop 'n Go

The Skipping Stone

Total Orthodontics

 

Tagawa Gardens Logo

 

KLOVE

 

RNK Running & Walking

 

India's Kitchen

The RedBrick Group of Keller Williams

Kambeitz Chiropractic

Muller Engineering Logo

 

Sprague Pest

 

PIH Logo

 

Sawyer Logo 

If you or your business are interested in sponsoring MountainChild's Run 4 Hope, we would love to connect with you.  Please email Josh Duncan, MountainChild's USA National Director of Operations, at joshd@mountainchild.org to get more information.

ABOUT THE EVENT

The 5K and 10K run/walk will be a chip timed, certified race with awards for top finishers. The race starts at 7 am, and the course is a trail loop. There will be a water station at the half way point. Baby strollers are allowed but please start near the back of the corral to avoid obstructing other runners.

  • Post-Race Celebration
    • Food and Drinks
    • Vendor tents
    • Awards ceremony
  • Virtual Race
    • Our supporters from around the country will take to the streets on June 3rd to celebrate with us. Participate on your own, or get a group of friends together to run for the children of Nepal!  See below to learn more details.

EVENT LOCATION

Parker Jordan Centennial Open Space
16400 E. Broncos Parkway
Centennial, CO 80112

REGISTRATION INCLUDES

Fully supported race
Event T-shirt
Finisher medal
Event package with materials provided by our valued sponsors

VIRTUAL RACE DETAILS

Sign up for the MountainChild Run For Hope wherever you are and run on June 3rd! Get a group to run with you and carry hope to the Himalayas of Nepal with your friends and family. Be sure to send us pictures from whereever you are or post it on social media and use the tag "#MCRun4Hope"!

If you live in the USA, registration includes a race packet that includes an event T-Shirt and Medal.  You can register for the VIRTUAL RACE up to the event but you must register by May 21st to be guaranteed delivery of your race packet, shirt and medal before June 3rd.  If you register after My 21st, we will still send you the shirt, medal and sign but we just cannot guarantee that it will be to you by June 3rd. 

If you live outside of the USA, please don't let the shirt and medal discourage you for walking or running.

AWARDS INFORMATION

This event is professionally timed and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

RNK Running and Walking
13019 South Parker Road
Parker, CO 80134

Packet Pick-up Availability

  • Starts May 30th @ 5:00 pm
  • Ends June 2nd @ 12:00 pm

Store Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 12pm - 7pm
  • Saturday: 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday: closed

EVENT PARKING

Tagawa Gardens has graciously provided space for participants and attendees.  A detailed map will be provided and volunteers will help in parking.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Proceeds go to MountainChild and our humanitarian efforts in the remote villages of Nepal.

This event is held rain, snow, or shine. Refunds will not be issued. Please note that this course consists of mainly trail surface made of crusher fines. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome.

ABOUT MOUNTAINCHILD

MountainChild's origins began in 2000 when short-term exploratory teams traveled to the region to investigate reports of severe medical, social, educational, and environmental challenges facing children living in the Himalayas. Children from these areas are counted fortunate if they live to see their early adolescence and the statistics are staggering; 1 out of 5 deaths of children is due to a water related disease and 24,000 children under the age of five died from water related diseases within Nepal in 2012.  MountainChild is urgently working to improve the lives of these children by bringing food, medical aid, education and love to children who have little chance of survival amongst such hostile conditions.

At MountainChild, they are hyper-fanatical about stopping the cycle of suffering. Their passionate mission is all about enabling the mountain child to become a carrier of hope to their people.  Five (5) core issues have been identified in MountainChild's pursuit to carry hope to the children of the Himalayas.  The five core issues are:

  • HEALTH | Striving to equip, empower and provide clean water, sanitation, and medicine
  • TRAFFICKING | Combating the human trafficking industry plaguing the Himalayas
  • EDUCATION | Providing educational opportunities as they are non-existent
  • ENVIRONMENT | Environmental issues that affect health and growth
  • CHILD LABOR | Combating rampant child labor issues

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

If you would like to volunteer at the MountainChild Run for Hope, please contact run4hope@mountainchild.org for more information on how you can help out.

Event Schedule

  • June 3 06:00 AM MDT - Day-Of Registration

  • June 3 07:00 AM MDT - 10K Race Start

  • June 3 07:30 AM MDT - 5K Race Start

  • June 3 08:45 AM MDT - Little Kid's Race (5 and Under)

  • June 3 09:00 AM MDT - Junior Kid's Race (6 - 12 year old)

  • June 3 09:30 AM MDT - Post-Race Celebration

Contact Information

Event Location

16400 E. Broncos Parkway, Centennial, CO, United States

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