The Race Home 5K

Event Date

Sat, Oct 18, 2014


Durham, NC

About This Activity

Register now for the 3nd Annual Race Home 5K! This special 5K trail run/walk brings together refugees from Burma, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, and beyond with native North Carolinians to run for refugee family reunification.

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. Sometimes when refugees flee their home countries, they have to leave a spouse or children behind. When they 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 $1000, but CWS charges  refugee clients 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, you'll be added to raffle to win fabulous prizes like gift certificates to local restaurants, bars, hotels, and fitness lefts.

The map at the bottom of this page displays a wrong location, but the listed address is correct. The race will be held at Southern Boundaries Park in Durham. The address for the park is 3400 3rd Fork Rd, Durham NC 27707. 

Event details and schedule

DIRECTIONS: Be sure to enter "3400 Third Ford Rd, Durham NC 27707" as the address for the event. If you select "Southern Boundaries Park" in your phone/GPS device, you may be taken to the wrong location.  

Event Schedule: We'll be out on site 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.

Course Info: We'll be running/walking a simple out and back course on the mostly flat Third Fork Creek Trail.

Pricing: From 8/14-9/14 race registration is a STEAL at just $25. Starting at midnight on 9/15 the price goes up to $30. Race day registration is $35.

Parking: There is ample parking in Southern Boundaries Park, so park wherever you can find a spot in the park.

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,

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