the PARC invites you to come and experience a race event unlike any other! Select a route and get ready to run, or walk, the path of one of our members.
Tesla's Route is 1.1 miles. Tesla travels this route to visit her trauma counselor a couple days a week. Tesla finds relief in walking this pathway because she is able to heal from past experiences.
Terry's Route is 2 miles. Terry travels this route to help manage his anxiety and depression. Terry has found relief from his anxiety and depression through the environment at the PARC and the resources available at other organizations along his path.
Chris' Route is a 5K. Chris travels this route to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Ellwood Park. Chris also takes this path to visit resources along his path so that he can use computers and apply for jobs. There is a bus stop is along this path because Chris has to take the bus to travel out of downtown Amarillo, much like most of the members of the PARC.
Robert's Route is 4 miles. Robert Lee, the co-founder of the PARC, passed away in December 2017. Just like the PARC, this path consists of parts of Tesla, Terry, and Chris' routes.
the PARC is a caring, relational place that promotes a sense of self-worth and helps the homeless become aware of their possibilities. The vision for the Panhandle Adult Rebuilding Center (the PARC) came from the need to address a gap in care not being provided to the homeless population of Amarillo. While many agencies in Amarillo provide overnight shelter, food and other necessities there was still a gap in helping those experiencing homelessness find their identity and purpose, which are needed to help break the cycle. the PARC was founded to provide a place during the day where those experiencing homelessness could be known and find themselves again; a place of hope.