The annual Run for Habitat 5K is a fundraiser for Berthoud Habitat for Humanity. The run/walk event is staged to begin and end at our scenic Fickel Park, centrally located in town, with the run/walk taking place through neighboring streets, guided by signage along the route, with a watering station midway through the race route and which allows runners to see our Habitat homes and those under construction on N. 4th Street.
The Children's Free 1K will be held PRIOR to the 5K and will give children the opportunity to participate in the festivities.The Children's race starts about 8:00 am.
While there are competitive racers participating because this is a Certified 5K Distance with computer timing, parents are welcome to bring strollers for little ones to enjoy a 5K walk on a generally mild June morning. You are welcome to bring your four-legged friends (with a leash of course).
Affiliatated with Habitat for Humanity International, Berthoud Habitat for Humanity is part of a non-profit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing; our mission is to build decent affordable housing for families in the Berthoud - Campion area.
All proceeds from this event will go toward helping families in Berthoud and to begin construction on our eleventh home.
Following the race, medals are awarded for Male & Female athletes who place First, Second and Third in the following nine age group categories:
10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59;60-69; and 70+
Event details and schedule
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - Fickel Park
6:45 am - 7:45 am Arrive, Registrants Pick up Packets; Race Day Registration ($5 increase from pre-reg) Ongoing until race starts. On-street parking available near Fickel Park and on residential side streets.
Race participants may pick up their race packets at Fickel Park the morning of the race. We do not have pre-race day packet pick ups. This packet includes your numbered race bib and t-shirt.
There will be water and snacks for racers pre- and post-race in Fickel Park.
8:00 am FREE Children's 1K
about 8:15 am Start of 5K Race, dependent on the number of children participating in the 1K. There are some mild elevation changes throughout the course, but for the most part the course is flat, staged through residential neighborhoods, with signage and volunteers to help along the way. This is a safe route for famlies with children who may want to participate in the 5K walk.
There will be race maps available on race day that outline the course through the neighborhood. We have volunteers staged throughout the course as well for any questions runners may have.
We generally have good weather on this race day, but come prepared for anything. While the morning may be cool, given its early June, by the end of the race it could be quite warm, so layering for the race may be helpful. There is a water station staged in Fickel Park for the beginning of the race, at the midway point of the race, by the Habitat homes we've built, and at again at the end of the race, in Fickel Park.
Signed waivers are required of all participants.
For further information or if you have any questions, please contact the race director at BerthoudHabitatforHumanity@gmail.com