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Race Preview: 2016 Race for the Homeless (Vancouver, WA)

The 16th annual Race for the Homeless 5k/10k takes place in Vancouver, WA on August 1st, 2015. All race proceeds benefit Open House Missions, which provides shelter, safety, and hope to families without homes by giving them the skills that will help them resolve their homeless situation.

The race starts and ends at the O.O. Howard House on Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, WA. Parking is available on the streets surrounding the start area and in a parking lot at Mill Plain and Vancouver Way. Both race distances start together, headings south to Ft Vancouver, crossing Hwy 14 at the pedestrian crossing bridge, around Joe’s Crab Shack to the path along the Columbia River.

The 5k runners and walkers will turn around at the water station, while 10k runners head towards the east for an additional 1.5 miles to their own half-way point (and additional waterstation). On the way back towards the finish, runners again cross over the swooping pedestrian bridge into Ft Vancouver, but instead of following the exact course again, there’s a turn to the right towards Pearson Air Museum, then taking Evergreen Blvd towards the finish line.

After the race, stick around for some refreshments, food, vendors and entertainment. The kids fun run is scheduled for 9:15am, and it is free for kids 12 and under. Parents are welcome to run alongside their children.

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Race for the Homeless 5k/10k details
When: Saturday, August 1st, 2015; 8am start
Where: O.O. Howard House on Fort Vancouver Way in Vancouver, WA
What: 5k/10k run, 5k walk, free kids run
Registration: Online here (Click on “registration” in the top banner)
Registration cost: $15 (shirt, goodie bag and food included in pre-registration)

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