We are announcing our ‘First Annual Virtual 5K Race’. This event will begin on Sunday July 19th, 2020 and will end on Saturday July 25th, 2020. This race is different as it will entail the racers to do this event not only virtually but race as they wish! Harbor House Crisis Shelters is continuing to provide almost 20 years of services with emergency shelter, transitional living and permanent housing, with resources and services to homeless women, children and families since 2001 to help further prevent homelessness. As we are still dealing with Covid-19 and Social Distancing, instead of having an event where people sign up, support Harbor House, and then run together on a specific day, a virtual 5K takes all of these elements and either puts them online or – for the actually 5K – separates it out so that you’re not physically with other people (even though you’ll be with hundreds of others supporting Harbor House). Here’s how it will work: • First, sign up for the 5K! You can either do so by clicking on this link http://harborhousecs.org/run and by clicking on the registration button at the top of the page to be a part of Make a Difference, or by contacting the Harbor House Crisis Shelters main office at 715-394-9608. The cost is $10 per adult, $5 ages 11-18 and $2 age 10 and under. • Once you’re all signed up and paid for, then comes the fun part! You or your group come up with a race plan and then complete it between July 19 and July 25, 2020. That’s right! You have a whole week to do the race! • THE BEST PART – you don’t have to run to complete the 5K! You can swim, walk, water-ski, rollerblade or fly (if you have wings!). There are more ideas to look at on the website. • Finally, make sure you take pictures at any part to show off your unique race and then post them on Facebook and tag our page by using @harborhousecrisisshelters or email the pictures to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with how you’d like to be credited. When the race is over, not only will you have supported Harbor House Crisis Shelters, but also have a fun time doing so. We’ll have prizes for the “Biggest Pledger,” the “Unique Racer/s,” and the “Biggest Group” among others. We do plan on having a team of HHCS staff that will be participating. Thank you for supporting Harbor House Crisis Shelters and if you all enjoy it, we will have a 2nd next year!