Race preview: Race for Warmth

This year will be the inaugural Clark Public Utilities Race for Warmth 5k, 10k and kids’ race. Though this is the event’s first year, the charity that it benefits has a long history–Operation Warm Heart was founded in 1985, and has raised almost $2.4 million dollars to helped 11,000 low-income customers in need who aren’t eligible for government assistance with their utility bills. The race will start and end at the Clark PUD parking lot. The course will be a scenic out and back, passing by Fort Vancouver and along the Vancouver waterfront. And the event is family friendly–all kids race participants will receive a prize! Registration also includes a goodie bag, and a free cotton event t-shirt will be available on a first come, first serve basis.

I’m really excited about this race. I just became a homeowner in Clark County and just started paying my very own utility bills–I’m finally a grown up! No more roommates – and I’m grateful that my heating bills aren’t that expensive since my space is small (honestly, baking cookies turns my condo into a sauna). But the basic need of warmth can be a huge financial challenge for some people. So while getting paying my Clark PUD bill isn’t something I look forward to, I am grateful to have heat, especially this winter.

Clark Public Utilities Race for Warmth

When: Sunday, February 8, 2015 @ 9:00am
Where: Clark Public Utilities, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way; Vancouver, WA
Cost: $30 for 5k or 10k; FREE for kids 3-8 years old

Register online here

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