HOW's 5K Plus is open and accessible to EVERYONE.  We invite you to run, walk, skip, jump or complete your own customized physical challenge.

About This Event


Absolutely anyone!


Anytime on June 7



By participating in HOW's 5K Plus you will be supporting our Client Stabilization Fund. COVID-19's destruction, and the measures to reduce its harm, has left no one untouched. However, this pandemic has had a more severe impact on communities of color and vulnerable individuals, two groups that almost entirely make-up HOW's client population. HOW's Client Stabilization fund is designated specifically to keep clients housed and supported throughout the COVID-19 crisis and its subsequent fallout.  

By participating in HOW's 5K Plus, you're running (or walking, or skipping...etc.) for all of HOW's 1,300+ clients, ensuring they receive fundamental housing, care, and services they need.

You will also receive a 5k Plus Kit, including a participation certificate, virtual bib, access to our 5K Plus facebook Group, an invitation to our virtual post-race party, fundraising resources, and more! 

More Details
  1. Register (above) and select your chosen distance (or select "other" and share your customized fitness challenge with HOW). You will then be prompted to create your own fundraising page where you can share their story and set a fundraising goal. 
  2. After you've registered, someone from HOW will reach out to you directly and pass along your 5K Plus Kit which includes a printable runner's bib, fundraising resources, and more.
    1. You will be invited to join the event on HOW's 5k Plus Facebook Group where participants can share playlists, training regimes, stories, and build a sense of community despite the distance.
    2. If you raise $150 or up, you will also receive a special HOW t-shirt!
  3. The day of the event participants will complete their run at their chosen distance. Participants will be encouraged to document their experience and connect with HOW via Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #5Kyourway.
  4. At 5pm CST HOW will be hosting a virtual party to celebrate your awesome accomplishment! More details to come!

If you registered for HOW's 5k Plus you should have received an email with a link to set up your fundraising page. If you did not, simply click here. We've also made a handy crowdfunding guide to help you spread the word and meet your goal!


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1607 W Howard St.

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Chicago, IL 60626


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