RUN FOR SHELTER

Thank you to everyone who came out to race to end homelessness at our 5th annual Run for Shelter!

Whether you were a runner, a walker, a volunteer or a cheerleader, your support enables us to keep our doors open year-round for our less-fortunate neighbors. Thank you!

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Registration & Packet Pickup:


Don’t miss out—register for the 5th annual Run for Shelter now!

Online registration for the 5th Run for Shelter is open until Thursday, November 19th at 11:59 p.m. You may also register onsite at 7 a.m., but we encourage early registration. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this unique event. Sign up today and take advantage of our discounted pricing.

Pricing

 Early Bird Registration August 15 – September 30General Registration October 1 – November 19
5K$35$40
10K$35$40
Fun Run$20$30

*You may also purchase tickets on-site on November 22nd at 7 a.m. **To guarantee a t-shirt, you must register by October 16th ***Group discounts may be considered for 10 or more runners; contact Rebecca Hightower for more info

REGISTER NOW

Race Features

  • A free Run for Shelter technical T-shirt (Must be registered by October 16th to be guaranteed shirt.)
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Prizes for top finishers
  • Much more!

 

Packet Pickup

Packets will be available on Friday, November 20th from 4:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday, November 21st from 12:00-4:00pm at the Carpenter’s Shelter (930 N. Henry St.). You can also pick up your packet the morning of the race starting at 7:00am inside the USPTO Madison Building (600 Dulany Street).

Course:


Learn about our USATF certified course!

The Run for Shelter 10K course is an out and back on Eisenhower Avenue which is flat and fast, except for one rise at the overpass near the start and finish. The course is USATF certified (VA -10004-RT). The race is restricted to the north half of Eisenhower Avenue, which will be closed to traffic and manned by course marshals. Fun runners will run on the same course, with an earlier turnaround point.

Start & Finish Location:

US Patent and Trademark Office, access from Eisenhower Avenue between Elizabeth Lane and John Carlyle Street. Start and finish will be in front of the Madison Building on Eisenhower Avenue.

Parking

Free parking available in the East Garage, enter from John Carlyle Street. (Look for the signs to direct you into the building and to our location. (See Street View of East Garage entrance on Google Maps.)

Sponsors:


Sponsor-Flyer-e1439486974778 Carpenter’s Run for Shelter would not be possible without the generous support of our caring community. Sponsorship of Run For Shelter is essential to reaching our annual fundraising goal for this event. We are so grateful for these outstanding community partnerships, which enable us to continue working towards our mission of ending homelessness in Northern Virginia. If you would like to become a sponsor, check out the different packages that are available, fill out this form, and email Meghan Hendy or call (703) 548-7500 x203.

Fundraise:


Get your family & friends to sponsor your participation by creating a personal fundraising page!

Help us spread the word about Run for Shelter and support our cause by creating an online fundraising page. To thank you for going the extra mile, the top fundraiser will receive a fun prize on race day! To become a fundraiser, click here and follow these steps: Step 1. Set up your account with Click&Pledge Connect by clicking on the “Become a Fundraiser“ button on the right-hand side of the page. Step 2. Customize your profile and fundraising page. Click “Edit Page” to set your goal and share why you’re participating in this event and what the cause means to you. You can also create new tabs to share photos or messages with your network! Step 3. It’s a good idea to make the first donation to your page because this will encourage others to make a donation. Step 4. Share your fundraising page via email or social media to get your friends and family to sponsor you. You can copy the link to your page or use the social media buttons on your page to share. When friends visit your page, they should click on your Run for Shelter Campaign to make a donation to your page.

FAQS:


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Am I guaranteed a shirt?
Yes! All runners registered by October 16th are guaranteed a technical shirt. All sizes are unisex and available in XS, S, M, L, XL, & 2XL. We do not have women’s or children’s sizes.
Where do I get my packet?
Packets will be available on Friday, November 20th from 4:00pm-7:00pm and Saturday, November 21st from 12:00-4:00pm at the Carpenter’s Shelter (930 N. Henry St.). You can also pick up your packet the morning of the race starting at 7:00am inside the USPTO Madison Building (600 Dulany Street).
Can someone else pick up the packet for me?
They certainly can! As long as they give us your name, having someone else pick up the packet is no problem.
Can I get a refund or transfer my registration?
Unfortunately, we are not able to offer refunds or transfers. All proceeds from Run for Shelter go to Carpenter’s Shelter’s efforts towards ending homelessness.
What if the weather is bad?
Rain or shine, we will still Run for Shelter!
Can my kids run? Do I need to pay for my child?
Yes! We recommend the Fun Run for families, which is approximately one mile. Registration is $20 and although this race is not timed, children will be provided a t-shirt and race bib and get a chance to be part of the race!

If you are running and bringing your child along in a stroller, it is not necessary to pay an additional registration fee.
Are strollers allowed?
Run for Shelter does allow runners with strollers with some restrictions: you must start at the back of the pack, you may not weave through packs of runners, and you must always yield the right of way to other runners. Bottom line, as long as you run/push responsibly you’re welcome to bring junior along for the ride!

Note: Children in strollers do not need to register. In addition, do not have your child wear a timing tag if he/she is catching a ride. That tag will read that your two-year-old ran your speedy time and cause confusion in the results!
Are dogs allowed?
Yes! We love to see dogs at the race. There are a few restrictions: You must start at the back of the pack, you may not weave through packs of runners, and you must always yield the right of way to other runners. Dogs should be kept on a 6-inch, non-retractable leash. In addition, please remember to pick up after your furry friend!
Where can I park?
Free parking available in the East Garage, enter from John Carlyle Street. (Look for the signs to direct you into the building and to our location. See Street View of East Garage entrance on Google Maps.)
Is the race metro accessible?
Yes! Take the yellow line to Eisenhower Ave.
Is there a prize?
Yes! There will be prizes for the fastest overall men and women for the 5k and 10k.
When will my race time be available?
Timing is provided by ARE Event Productions in Association with Pacers Events. Timing will be provided as soon as possible after the race’s completion.
What if I am an Elite Runner?
Carpenter’s Shelter welcomes elite runners. In order to receive complimentary admission elite runners must meet the following criteria:
  • Email RebeccaHightower@carpentersshelter.org by November 1st with your name, phone number, sex, date of birth and proof of your performance (a link to the race website, results page or record). Elite runners will not be offered complimentary admission after November 1st.
  • Meet the qualifying time within the past 2 years.
    • Male 5K = 15:45
    • Male 10K = 32:00
    • Female 5K = 18:30
    • Female 10K = 37:30