Race Against Poverty 2020
Check out your options below and register to participate! Then let people know so they can sponsor you to make a bigger impact. You can even form a team to collectively make a difference. It’s super easy, and the funds you raise allow us to help more families on their journey out of poverty!
Last year we had 762 people sign up for the Race Against Poverty. If each of us finds just 5 people who want to give $20 in support of us doing the Race Against Poverty, we could easily raise over $75,000!
Sign up 5+ participants to raise funds together and compete in the 5k as a team! To form a team, someone must first create a new team name and register. Once the team has been created, other members can select to join the team when they register. You do not have to stay together, you can all run and walk at your own pace, and the times of your first 5 finishers will count for your score. All the funds you each raise will be combined—check the leaderboard on our website to see if your team is in the lead!
**Team members will still be placed as individuals and can win both as an individual and team member. All teams MUST be registered online prior to the close of online registration on August 26. Team members cannot be added on race day. However, you can still register to run as an individual on race day at the event.Register
Have fun competing as a co-ed pair!
Whether a father/daughter or mother/son, or maybe a fun running partner, your finishing placement as a male/female combo will be added together to compete against other co-ed pairs. Join in the fun for this category!
**Running Duos will still be placed as individuals and can win both as an individual and as a pair. All Running Duos MUST be registered online prior to the close of online registration on August 26. However, you can still register to run as an individual on race day at the event.Register
Of course, you can participate in the 5k as an individual. Just sign up for either the walk or the run and go find your sponsors to make a greater impact!
**Those who sign up with a Team or Running Duo will be timed and can place as an individual in addition to their Team or Running Duo.Register
There are 2 options for the Kids Runs (age 11 and under). The Kids Dash is 1/2 mile and costs no money, whereas the Kids 1 Miler has a $10 fee and includes a t-shirt. We ask that all children participating in the Kids Runs bring a donation of 3 non-perishable food items OR a new outdoor toy to be given to a local child (jump rope, baseball mitt, soccer ball, basketball, etc.).
Register by August 1 to receive the Early Bird Discount.
Registration by August 10 is required to guarantee you receive a race shirt.
Traffic control will be at crosswalks for runners, but please remain alert and aware of traffic. Walkers will be required to use sidewalks and follow regular pedestrian rules at intersections. No roller blades or bicycles. The course is USATF Certified. Check in on Race Day will be held under the tent on the corner of Main & King Streets.
Registration & Fundraising
- Kids Dash – Free & Donation Items
- Kids 1 Miler – $10 & Donation Items
- 5k Walk/Run Youth (17 and under) – $15 ($20 after Aug. 1st)
- 5k Walk/Run (18 and older) – $30 ($35 after Aug. 1st)
- Share the link on social media and by email to find sponsors
- 4:30 pm – Check In Opens
- 5:30 pm – Kids 1 Miler
- 5:45 pm – Kids Dash
- 6:00 pm – Walk Start
- 7:00 pm – Race Start
- 7:45 pm – Awards Ceremony
Note: Check in for runners closes at 6:30pm on Race Day.
Participants can win prizes as they reach various levels of fundraising:
Race Against Poverty car window cling and a gaiter mask/scarf/headband.
Race Against Poverty travel mug + $100 level gifts
Race Against Poverty long sleeve shirt +$100 and $250 level gifts
The team that raises the most wins a party to celebrate!
**Team members will still win the above prizes as well, based on the levels they reach as individual fundraisers.
100+ Door Prizes
100+ DOOR PRIZES will be given at the awards ceremony. All registrants are eligible for the name drawing – check to see if your bib number is posted as a winning number at the event!
TROPHIES are given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (both male & female) finishers of the 5k in each age bracket:
- 12 and under
AWARDS for the fastest Team, Running Duo, and Best Dressed Pair!
Team’s placement is determined by the finishing times of your first 5 finishers. The lowest combined time wins.
The Running Duo winner is based on your combined time.
Win as the Best Dressed Pair–think characters, inanimate objects, things that go together–be creative! If you plan to participate in the best dressed competition be sure to sign up for this at the Check In Tent on race day.
You will still place/win based on your time as an individual as well.
Can’t participate in the 5k but still want to be a part of making this event a success? You can still be of great help! This event takes a crew of some of the most fantastic volunteers!Contact Us
- Be a course official at a key spot along the course to cheer people on and make sure they don’t get confused about where to go. This is fun and enjoyable to do with a friend and a lawn chair!
- Help with Check In & Registration
- Place a yard sign in your yard, business, or other great locations!
- Help with setup or teardown for the event
- Raise funds in support of a participant or a team