The Race Home 5K on Halloween


Event Date

Sat, Oct 31, 2015


Durham, NC


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual

$30 $30 Closed

About This Activity

Register now for the 4th Annual Race Home on Halloween 5K! This special 5K trail run/walk brings together refugees from Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burma, Somalia, Sudan, 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, as well as the significant other programs we provide for resettlement services. 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, as well as offering employment services, case management assistance, and English classes. The actual cost for legal assistance in family reunification for these cases is about $1000, but CWS charges refugee clients a $100 fee. Your race registration fee helps us to keep these invaluable programs up and running!

In addition to getting a beautiful The Race Home 5K t-shirt for registering, you have the option of buying raffle tickets for a variety of themed gift baskets for athletic gear, body care, and culinary delights to enjoy around Durham and the surrounding Triangle area. We will have a pumpkin carving activity, a costume contest, and the opportunity to join community members in healthy, fun exercise as we Race Home together!

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 21st! 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 8/26-9/14 race registration is a STEAL at just $30. Starting at midnight on 9/15 the price goes up to $33. Race day registration is $38.

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. You're welcome to print out the waiver included on this site and bring to the race, but again, we will have waivers for you to complete on-site.

What to bring: Yourself, your family, your friends, ideally in Halloween costume (but certainly not required)! It's going to be a beautiful day, with fun Halloween related activities including a costume contest and pumpkin carving in addition to the race. 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 Jourdi at CWS by phone at 919 680 4310 or email at

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