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2nd Annual Hope House Detroit Fun Run!

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We are excited to bring back the Hope House Detroit Fun Run to raise money for back-to-school supplies for kids and teachers at our partner school, Carstens Academy. COVID-19 has impacted families in our community in many ways, especially at home which has become a virtual classroom for the last year. Your donation will make a direct impact in students' transition back into an in-person learning environment and in catching up with their curriculum. As a pre-K through 8th grade Detroit Public School in the Jefferson-Chalmers area, Carstens Academy is hosting the Fun Run and receiving donations to purchase school supplies for teachers and students as well as recruiting volunteers to enhance the educational experience of our students.

Race details

  • In-person Fun Run: Saturday, August 28th, at Carstens Academy. Race starts at 9 am.
  • Virtual Fun Run: Friday, August 27th- Sunday, August 29th
  • Distance options: 1 mile or 5 km

We hope that regardless of your location, age, or running/walking experience, you will join us the weekend of August 27th-August 29th for the Fun Run. There will be an in-person race around Jefferson-Chalmers starting and ending at Carstens Academy on Saturday, August 28, at 9 am. If you are not able to participate in person, the Virtual Fun Run will allow you to run or walk at your convenience. There are 2 options for race length, either the 1 mile or 5k distance. Join us in the mission of spreading real. crazy. love to Jefferson-Chalmers Detroit through Hope House Detroit and Carstens Academy.

Donation beneficiaries Students and teachers at Carstens Academy will receive the following school supplies based on your donation amount:

  • A student kit will provide a fitted school uniform for growing minds and bodies, school supplies such as headphones for a computer, notebooks, folders, pencils, crayons, and scissors.
  • A teacher kit will provide funds towards a poster maker, poster laminator, and classroom supplies such as, but not limited to, a pencil sharpener, extra pencils, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and tissues 

Race registration  The race registration fee for the 2nd Annual Hope House Detroit Fun Run start at $25, with options to donate more for a larger impact. As you register, different donation tiers allow you to sponsor extra kits for students or teachers. Kids 12 and under can participate in the fun run for free.

Race benefits 

  • Providing school supplies to Carstens Academy students and teachers
  • Hope House Detroit Fun Run t-shirt
  • Fun Run sticker
  • Coupons to local businesses sponsoring the race

Fill out this t-shirt form to let us know your size and how you'd like to receive your shirt!

Race awards

Participate in these Fun Run contests for a special prize!

  • Best Back to School Themed Finish
  • Most Unique Finish Line Location
  • Best Family Photo Finish
  • Best Pet Photo Finish
  • Race Director’s Choice

We are blessed by your support and donations in this event and thankful for our corporate sponsors. 

About us For over ten years, Hope House Detroit has come alongside children and youth in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood of Detroit. Families, community members, volunteers, interns and staff members have journeyed with kids to accompany them toward their potential.  https://hopehousedetroit.org/

Hope House Detroit is a tax-exempt public charity (federal tax ID #20-5256741). All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for your generous financial donation.