8th Annual Run to Rebuild 5k / 2 Mile Walk

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 9am - 11pm
Forbidden Drive at Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
Stefanie F. Seldin, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together: Philadelphia

Be a part of this annual event to raise funds and awareness for Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (RTP). With a poverty rate of 26% and more than 12% of Philadelphians living in deep poverty, RTP services are needed now more than ever. RTP provides free home repairs and renovations to low-income homeowners, increasing their ability to stay in their home, for seniors to age in place and for disabled residents to have more mobility. Last year, RTP engaged 1,188 volunteers to complete over $1.7 million worth of repairs for 79 homeowners. Our finish line is a SAFE and HEALTHY HOME for every person. Help us RE-BUILD neighborhoods and RE-START communities by participating in the Run to Rebuild 5K /2 mile walk! This is an official timed race, and the fastest runners in each age group will win an award. The walk is non-competitive. The trail is easy on the feet and easy to enjoy – ideal for seasoned runners and newbies, families and employee groups. Plan to enjoy family-friendly activities. Note we will have day-of registration for $40! Race Day Schedule: 7:30am Registration 8:30am Opening remarks 9:00am 5K Run start 9:10am 2 Mile Walk start 10:00am Kids dash 10:15am Awards Join RTP post-race for a FREE Bloody Mary or Screwdriver provided by Stateside Urbancraft Vodka * Each registrant receives-chipped time results (run only), t-shirt, and refreshments ** Registration will be available day of race for an added fee *** There is parking near Forbidden Drive and there will be free parking at Chestnut Hill College in the lower parking lots, next to the tennis courts. We recommend carpooling! Rebuilding Together Philadelphia is a local, independent affiliate of a national network that provides free critical safe, healthy, and energy-efficient home repairs. Since its founding in 1988, RTP has: • Helped 1,523 low-income homeowners throughout Philadelphia • Supported 64 community agencies • Created 36 green spaces • Engaged 35,344 volunteers who’ve donated 490,144 hours • Generated $31,843,367 worth of repair services.