Hillside to Haiti 5k
feeling good about what you've done long after the endorphins wear off
A 5k race to raise funds for mission work at home and abroad. People face challenges every day, be it finacially, physically, mentally, spiritually or with the battle against addictions. It is the mission of H2H 5k to help ease the burden of these daily challenges for people at home in our community and abroad in the community of Port au Prince, Haiti. The monies raised by this annual event assist in the financial requirement of providing relief to those facing such challenges. The H2H 5k course is a challenging course but totally doable. It's challenging by design. Challenge yourself for 5 kilometres while knowing that your challenge is helping elevate the most challenged.
**WALK, RUN OR STROLL; IT'S ALL ENCOURAGED AND WELCOMED! DOGS WELCOMED AS WELL! MUST BE ON-LEASH AT ALL TIMES AND BEGIN AT THE BACK OF THE PACK**
**FIRST 100 REGISTERED ARE GUARANTEED A HAT WITH THEIR REGISTRATION FEE!**
We all have that friend who sees us running and they want to join you but are afraid to take that first step. This race is for them! This race includes a special friendship medal and is a HALF PRICE event! Each registrant registers for 1/2 off regular price! You will receive a special edition medal that splits in 2! 1/2 for you and 1/2 for your friend!
The race begins at the main entrance to the Salt Marsh Trail. Participants will begin as a group and travel left down Bissett Road. This road race portion typically spaces out the racers so that when they hit the trail portion there is plenty of room for everyone. Once the racers reach the entrance to the Heritage Trail portion they turn left again and are greeted with beautiful scenery of a spring season just coming into bloom. The trails are well groomed and are of a crushed gravel consistency. There is a port a pottie and water stop at this entrance. Racers will run past the backside of the starting line where people will be cheering them on as they begin the last kilometer of the route. Once they leave the trail it's back to Bissett Road where it's literally all down hill to the finish! Don't forget to smile for the camera!
Giving a hand up, not a hand out.
At times, a hand out is the only thing that helps, but our mission is to give a hand up. Giving a hand out sustains you for the day where a hand up will sustain you for life.
Our mission is to raise funds that allow a team of people from Hillside Wesleyan Church to travel to Haiti. The town of Babaco, in Port au Prince. We also travel to the town of La Guanav. When our team is there, we bring supplies with us, but we also use the funds raised during this annual run to buy supplies in the towns we visit. We keep the money where it is intended.
We teach the men and women skills that empower them physically and mentally. We teach them skills that they can use to further their financial wellbeing at home so they can provide for themselves and their growing families.
Our mission doesn't stop there. To see what we do for our community at home, check the Hillside Wesleyan Church Website and choose "Hope Investment" We also invite you to bring a Non-perishable item on race day. Every year we donate all unused race rations to St. Margarets House in Dartmouth and all non-perishable items go to the Demetrious Lane Foodbank also in Dartmouth.
Thank you so much for joining us! Our main focus is YOU. We want you to come out, enjoy the race, meet new friends and tap into your inner kid as you race your friends through the trails of the Salt Marsh Trail. We want you to be free. Feel free. You are free.
Thursday 3 May from 7 PM - 9 PM at 360 Fit Burnside, 170 Joseph Zatman Drive.
Friday 4 May from 4-8 PM at Hillside Wesleyan Church, 80 Chameau Crescent.
Saturday 5 May from 7-8:45 AM at event site.
May 5 9:00 AM ADT - Hillside 2 Haiti 5k
May 5 10:30 AM ADT - Free Pancake Breakfast After Party!!