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The House Your Neighbor 5k
Habitat for Humanity at North Carolina State University is partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County and the area congregations for the House Your Neighbor 5k. The race will take place on April 27th at 4 pm on a scenic downtown course along Hillsborough Street. The course will be lined with musical performances, and there will be over 90 home-baked cakes at the end for age-group winners. Registration will be available soon and can be found here. The race benefits Habitat for Humanity of Wake County. We look forward to seeing you there!
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And here is a link to race registration.
House Your Neighbor — The collegiate chapter of Habitat for Humanity at North Carolina State University was founded in 1991. In an effort to raise money and awareness for Habitat for Humanity International, the House Your Neighbor 5K/10K was organized 14 years ago, giving runners and walkers an opportunity to help a family obtain affordable housing. Each year proceeds have been directed to Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to provide building materials and to offset other associated building costs.
Race of Grace — In 2004 individuals from 65 area United Methodist Churches invited runners, walkers, and friends from the community to help alleviate suffering of neighbors impacted by hunger, homelessness, and a lack of adequate healthcare. Over 700 people joined in the first ever Race of Grace 5K Run/Walk, making it one the largest 5K’s in the area its first year.
In 2013, the Race of Grace and House Your Neighbor runs combined forces to pull together NC State students, the downtown Raleigh churches and neighborhoods, and the running community. This race took on the mission to help those who lack affordable housing through education, inspiration, many-a-donation, and perspiration!
In 2014, the race became solely the House Your Neighbor 5k, with the same mission to help those who lack affordable housing.
The House Your Neighbor 5K provides a spirit of community and fun! This year, the run/walk will be held Sunday, April 27, at 4 PM. The course is a certified 5K along Hillsborough Street and shady adjacent neighborhoods in and around downtown Raleigh. The race draws top notch runners, college students, casual walkers, and children and youth of all ages. A dozen musical groups line the race course to keep participants inspired!
The day closes with the popular awards ceremony where the top three overall and age-group winners receive a gift certificate to Raleigh Running Outfitters, plus their choice of a home-baked cake. Over 90 cakes are baked for the top finishing runners!
Over the past 14 years, the Race of Grace and the House Your Neighbor runs have generated more than $350,000, all of which has been donated directly to Habitat for Humanity and other local agencies that serve those in need. In 2013, the combined Race of Grace House Your Neighbor 5k raised $11,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, and money raised in 2014 will also benefit Habitat for Humanity of Wake County.
Partner with the House Your Neighbor 5K to make a difference in the lives of those who lack affordable housing by sponsoring the 2014 run. We anticipate hosting around 500 runners and walkers along with over 60 volunteers. Sponsor materials are available here.
T-shirt Design Contest
The House Your Neighbor 5k needs your help to design the 2014 race t-shirt! The winning design will be featured on over 500 shirts, and the designer will receive free race registration as well as a free homemade cake. Designs should include the race date (April 27, 2014), and can incorporate ideas such as the unofficial Race for Cakes slogan or the race benefactor, Habitat for Humanity and building homes. The race logo will be featured on the front of the shirt, and then the design along with sponsors will be on the back of the shirt. Feel free to contact Nate Pedder (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. Submit designs by April 1 to email@example.com. Good luck!