Habitat Home Run: 5k, 10k, 1 mile hosts 394 runners and walkers for race through Woodland Heights Neighborhood raising $25,065: a record setting year
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The 9th annual Habitat Home Run: 5k, 10k, 1 mile hosted a record setting 394 runners and walkers who raced through Woodland Heights Neighborhood on Saturday, August 25, 2018. The event hosted by Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri (HFHS), raised $25,065 to support Neighborhood Revitalization projects in Woodland Heights, Habitat’s partner neighborhood.
“We accomplished two goals with this event,” said Larry Peterson, executive director of HFHS. “Not only was our community able to explore our incredible partner neighborhood, we raised a lot of money to support future projects.”
Event organizers moved the run to Woodland Heights last year to make it a mission based event. The race course took participants through a historic area of Springfield’s Zone 1 to show off the revitalization projects Habitat has completed and areas that will soon be improved. 100% of funds raised will support future projects focused on beautification, community, housing, health, and safety to help improve the residents’ quality of life.
Great American Title Company served as the presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year, with an additional 44 sponsors supporting the event.
- 10k Male Winners: Eric Johnson (38:37:99), Claudio Dinamarca (38:41:38), Dave Brown (41:58:52)
- 10K Female Winners: Ali Walkman (45:24:90), Trina Wilcox (47:48:84), Jessica Kolde (49:12:99)
- 5k Male Winners: Brian Todd (19:51:16), Michael Garnica (21:41:90), Kyle Keltner (23:22:31)
- 5k Female Winners: Tonya Versteeg (21:43:55), Sharla Mathes (22:43:91), Liz Kyger (23:27:19)