HomeAid San Diego's STEP UP! Walk to End Homelessness & 20th Anniversary Celebration

3000 North Mission Bay Drive
San Diego, CA 92109

Running > 5k

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Event Description

Join HomeAid San Diego to celebrate 20 years of building new lives during at our 4th annual STEP UP! Walk to End Homelessness. Learn more about the homelessness issues across San Diego county, what’s being done to alleviate these issues and how you can provide a helping hand.  

Our kick-off event will take place on Sunday, November 13 at De Anza Cove, Mission Bay Park.  Check-in opens at 7:30am, with a pre-event progam at 9am and stepping out for the walk at 9:30am.

Our virtual portion of the walk starts on Nov. 13-20 which gives walkers a chance to participate all over the county and the country.   

Participants will receive: 

  • Event T-Shirt (limited to first 100 registrants)
  • Reusable Shopper Bag (limited to first 100 registrants)
  • HomeAid San Diego CareKit - to pay forward to someone in need
  • Event graphics for at home promotion (while supplies last)
  • Access to all event day offerings, Facebook Live, guest speakers and more.

Packet Pickup:  We will have packet pick-up available the morning of our event on Nov. 13 or you can stop by on Friday, Nov. 11 from 4-6pm at our HomeAid San Diego office location - 6960 Flanders Drive, San Diego, CA 92121.

Every step counts in this fight to end homelessness across San Diego.  Join HomeAid San Diego to raise awareness and funds to build more housing and shelters for San Diego’s homeless men, women and children.

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE:  We couldn't host a successful event without the support of our sponsors.  Interested in sponsoring our event? Please reach out to Mary Lydon at mary.lydon@homeaidsd.org to learn more.  Also visit www.homeaidsd.org for a list of sponsorship offerings.

Homeschool Education Tools

Kid participants will receive our student resources to learn more about homelessness and why the Step Up! walk is important and gives them a wonderful opportunity to give back to their community.

 Who We Are

Established in 2002, HomeAid San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to building multi-unit housing, providing outreach support and workforce development training for San Diego’s temporarily homeless men, women and children. The organization is supported by an alliance of local building and real estate industry organizations. 


Who We Serve

Unlike any time in America’s history, today’s homeless are primarily women, children, and families. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of today’s homeless are not the people seen on the street. Today’s homeless are the “Invisible Homeless” who are without a place to live due to unforeseen life circumstances. They are parents who had to choose between paying the rent or paying for a daughter’s medicine. They are mothers who removed their children from abusive fathers. They are parents who lost their job because a manufacturer closed a plant. They are pregnant teens who were thrown out by angry parents. They are emancipated foster youth without a place to live or a means of support. They are senior citizens and veterans who no longer have a family to care for them. They are abused children removed from their homes for their safety. They are victims of natural disasters and other catastrophes. They are veterans returning from recent wars.

These people experiencing homelessness simply need a temporary home to regroup, catch their breath and rebuild their lives.



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Event details and schedule

Our 4th Annual STEP UP! Walk to End Homelessness kick-off event is Sunday, Nov. 13 and it will be held at De Anza Cove, Mission Bay Park for walkers who want to join us in-person.  We will continue the event from Nov. 14-20 as a virtual walk.


Event check-in will start at 7:30am.

Please bring proof of registation on your phone or printed from Active.com when you check-in.  You can pick up your event packet on Nov. 13.  Please sign your waiver online prior to attending. If needed, we will have extra waivers to sign at the event.


We encourage registrants who want to do the walk separatetly to wear their event shirts and walk to show your support as well between Monday, Nov. 15 and Sunday Nov. 20.

We'd also love for you to share your selfies and other great photos/videos during walk week using hashtag #stepup2endhomelessness #homeaidsd 


There is ample FREE parking at the walk location site and the walking path allows for strollers, bikes, skateboards and rollerskates.


If you'd like to pick up your event packet before Nov. 13, stop by our HomeAid SD office location on Friday, Nov. 11 from 4-6pm. Our address is 6960 Flanders Drive, San Diego, CA 92121.

We hope you will consider joining us in November during Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month to support HomeAid San Diego's mission to bring more housing solutions to those experiencing homelessness across Southern California.

If you have more questions about the event, please reach us at info@homeaidsd.org. 

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