Register now for the 3nd Annual Race Home 5K on October 18th at 9 AM at Southern Boundaries Park (3400 Third Fork Rd, Durham NC 27707) in Durham! This special 5K run/walk brings together more than 100 new arrival refugees with local community members to run for refugee family reunification. As an extra special treat for this year’s event, we will be hosting a FREE pancake breakfast as a post-race treat for all runners and walkers.
Thanks to generous gifts from our sponsors ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of race registration fees go to support CWS-Durham’s Family Reunification Program for refugees here in North Carolina. Click here to listen Osman, a Sudanese refugee here in Durham talk about bringing his family to join him in the United States.
When refugees flee their home countries, they sometimes have to leave a spouse or small children behind. When these refugee clients arrive here in The United States, CWS is able to help them apply to bring these family members to join them here in safety. The actual cost for these cases is about $500, but CWS charges clients only a $100 fee. Your race registration fee helps us to keep this invaluable program up and running!
In addition to getting a beautiful The Race Home 5K t-shirt for registering, and some wonderful post race snacks, you’ll be added to a raffle to win fabulous prizes like gift certificates to local restaurants, bars, hotels, and fitness centers.
We know this race is the day before Bull City Race Fest, consider it a warm-up!
Event details and schedule
Event Schedule: We’ll be out at Southern Boundaries Park (3400 Third Fork Rd, Durham NC 27707) starting at 7:30 AM to conduct day-of registration and packet pickup. Please bring cash/check for day of registration. Day of registrants are NOT guaranteed a beautiful Race Home t-shirt, so register before the 18th! The race will begin promptly at 9 AM for runners and shortly thereafter for walkers. After the runners and walkers return, we will be hosting a FREE pancake breakfast for all participants.
Course Info: We’ll be running/walking a simple out and back course on the mostly flat Third Fork Creek Trail in Southern Boundaries Park. This course runs along the scenic Third Fork Creek and features one moderate hill climb.
Parking: There is ample parking in Southern Boundaries Park, so park wherever you can find a spot.
Prizes: We will have prizes from Omega Sports for the top three male and female finishers. Additionally, all registered runners will be entered to win the raffle prizes listed below.
Waivers/ID: Please bring ID. We’ll have a waiver for you to sign on site, minors will need a parent/guardian to sign for them.
What to bring: Yourself, your family, your friends! It’s going to be a beautiful day. There are tennis courts, a playground, basketball courts, a baseball diamond, and permanent bathrooms on site, so feel free to hang around.
Pets are welcome!
Questions? Please contact Kelly at CWS, 919-680-4310, email@example.com.
Raffle Prizes: $40 gift card from Pulcinella, $30 gift card to Cocoa Cinnamon, a 3-month membership to Fitness World, 3 month membership to Camp Gladiator, $25 gift card to The Bicycle Chain, $25 gift card to Fullsteam Brewery, Gift certificates for personal training and massage from UNC Wellness Centers, Gift package from Nice Price Books, and a 1-month unlimited membership to Arrichion Hot Yoga.
Everyone who is registered for the race receives a FREE entry into our raffle drawing.