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2019 MountainChild Run For Hope
A run and walk to carry hope to the impoverished children of the Himalayas.


MountainChild exists for the purpose of raising awareness, resources and financial aid for humanitarian work carried out among impoverished children and their villages throughout the Himalayas. We invite you to join us for MountainChild's 5th Annual Run 4 Hope in Centennial Colorado, or wherever you are, as we come together to raise awareness and resources for humanitarian projects that help provide clean water, fight child trafficking, improve health and education and a variety of other programs and projects in Nepal. This will be a great event for the whole family!

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Saturday, June 22nd, 2019
5K Run/Walk, 10K Run/Walk, Virtual Run
Open to all - families, children, etc.

Registration fees

5K Closed

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  • For those who can't make the live event, this is a great way to be involved, raise awareness, and participate where you are. For those in the US, we will send you an event shirt, sign, and medal.

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5K - Children (12 years old or younger) Closed

  1. $15.00
    Jan 8 - Jun 22

Virtual Race - Children (12 years old or younger) Closed

  1. $15.00
    Jan 8 - Jun 22

Virtual Race - International (outside US) Closed

For our friends and supporters across the world, we want you to be able to participate in this day and help carry hope from wherever you are! As such, registration is free. We will send you a sign and you can Run For Hope from anywhere. This is a great way to awareness, mobilize others to be a voice for the voiceless, and to help carry hope to the children of the Himalayas.

  1. Free
    Jan 8 - Jun 22

EVENT MAPS

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SPONSORS

We are grateful to the following sponsors for their support and generosity. By joining hands with the MountainChild Run For Hope, our sponsors make this event a greater success and their support makes a tangible difference in the lives of those living in Nepal.  Each of you are a difference maker and thank you for carrying hope to the children of the Himalayas!  Click on our sponsors logos to learn more about each of these amazing, generous partners!


MT. EVEREST SPONSORS

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GOLD SPONSORS

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SILVER SPONSORS

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BRONZE SPONSORS

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SUPPORTING VENDORS

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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 22nd 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

EVENT REGISTRATION INCLUDES

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

*Please note that items above are for those registering for the live event.

VIRTUAL RACE DETAILS

Sign up for the MountainChild Run For Hope wherever you are and run on June 22nd! 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 where ever 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 until the day of the event but you must register by June 8th to receive your race packet, shirt and medal before June 22nd.  If you register after June 8th, we will still send you the shirt, medal and sign but we cannot guarantee that it will get to you by June 22nd. 

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

PLEDGING AND CROWDFUNDING

Your participation alone is helping to carry hope to the children of Himalayas.  We are incredibly grateful for the impact of your participation.  For some, the Run For Hope can also provide you an even greater platform to raise awareness and resources and we would love to encourage you to increase awareness and impact by crowdfunding.  Crowdfunding allows you to share about your participation, but importantly, your heart and passion for why you are participating with your friends, co-workers, family, and network.  Invite them to make pledges on your behalf right on this website and thus allow them to join in a community of difference makers who are all carrying hope to the children of the Himalayas.  A small amount of $5, $10, $20 or more in your name you can help fund materials for projects and programs.  For example, you could set a goal for $500 so that 10 families in the remote villages of the Himalayas now can have access to clean, safe drinking water!  Here are some other examples of how a pledge can make an impact:

$10 - Art supplies for a single girl in the art therapy program
$12 - Feminine Hygiene Bag
$25 - Medical supplies for a health post
$50 - Clean Water Filter for a Family
$60 - Education for a child for a month

Crowdfunding is a powerful way to involve your network of friends and family.  Together we can create greater, lasting change and carry hope to the children and villagers in the Himalayas.


AWARDS INFORMATION

This event is professionally timed and awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers of both the 5K and 10K.

RACE PACKET PICK-UP

Race packets will be available to be picked up the morning of the event.  If you decide to pick them them up the morning of the event, we recommend that you arrive early enough to obtain your packet and add your race bib.  

Early race packet pick-up will be available and is recommended.  More details to come soon.  

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.

RACE RESULTS

The link below is where we will post results online after the race:  

https://runsignup.com/Race/Results/62878/




Event Schedule

  • June 22 6:00 AM MDT - Day-Of Registration

  • June 22 7:00 AM MDT - 10K Race Start

  • June 22 7:30 AM MDT - 5K Race Start

  • June 22 9:00 AM MDT - Post-Race Celebration

Contact Information

Event Location

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

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