The annual Run for Habitat 5K is a fundraiser for Berthoud Habitat for Humanity. The run/walk event is staged to begin and end at our scenic Fickel Park, centrally located in town, with the run/walk taking place through neighboring streets, guided by signage along the route, with watering stations at the beginning, midway through the race and at the end of the race route. Midway through the race, the runners and walkers will see our Habitat homes and those under construction on N. 4th Street.
The Children's Free 1K will be held PRIOR to the 5K and will give children the opportunity to participate in the festivities. The Children's 1K starts about 8:00 am.
While there are competitive racers participating because this is a Certified 5K Distance with computer timing, parents are welcome to bring strollers for little ones to enjoy a 5K walk on a generally mild June morning. You are welcome to bring your pets (on leash) to participate in this fun, family event.
Affiliated with Habitat for Humanity International, Berthoud Habitat for Humanity is part of a non-profit, ecumenical Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing; our mission is to build decent affordable housing for families in the Berthoud - Campion area.
All proceeds from the event will go toward helping families in Berthoud and to continue construction on our eleventh home and our exciting DURA House project.
Following the race, trophies are presented to the top Male & Female finisher; along with Male and Female athletes who place First, Second, and Third in their respective nine age group categories:
10 and Under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70+
Awards are also presented for the Children's 1K Race, with ribbons presented to the first, second and third place finisher. All children will receive recognition for participation in the Children's race.
Event details and schedule
Saturday, June 2, 2018 at Fickel Park in Berthoud, Colorado
On-street parking is available near Fickel Park and on residential side streets.
6:45 am - 7:45 am Arrive, Registrants Pick up Packets; Race Day Registration ($5 Increase from Pre-Registration) Ongoing until race starts.
Race participants may pick up their race packets at Fickel Park the morning of the race. We DO NOT have pre-race day packet pick ups. This packet includes your numbered race bib, safety pins, and race t-shirt.
There will be water (donated by Eldorado Natural Spring Water) and snacks for racers pre- and post-race in Fickel Park.
8:00 am FREE Children's 1K
about 8:15 am Start of 5K Race, dependent on the number of children participating in the 1K. There are some mild elevation changes throught the course, but for the most part the course is flat, staged through residential neighborhoods, with signage and volunteers to help along the way. This is a safe route for families with children who may want to participate in the 5K walk.
There will be race maps available on race day that outline the course through the neighborhood. We have volunteer race marshalls staged along the race route course as well, for any questions participants may have.
We generally have good weather on this race day, but come prepared for anything. While the morning may be cool, given it's early June, by the end of the race it could be quite warm, so layering for the race may be helpful.
There is a water station staged in Fickel Park for the beginning of the race, at the midway point of the race, by the Habitat homes we've built on N. 4th Street, and again at the end of the race in Fickel Park.
Signed waivers are required of all participants.
For further information or if you have any questions, please contact the race director at BerthoudHabitatforHumanity@gmail.com
Berthoud Habitat for Humanity