Register for the 2017 Run for Shelter 5k/10k & 1k fun run

Ready, set, Run for Shelter! Carpenter’s Shelter is proud to host our 7th annual Run for Shelter, featuring a 5K, 10K and Fun Run on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00 am. Proceeds from this signature community event fund Carpenter’s Shelter’s mission to support the homeless to achieve sustainable independence through shelter, guidance, education and advocacy. 

All the fun will start at the USPTO Building (600 Dulany St, Alexandria, VA 22314). The race will take place and run out and back on Eisenhower Ave. Parking is available in adjacent parking garages. 

5k: $35 through September 30, $40 through Race Day
10k: $35 through September 30, $40 through Race Day
Fun Run: $20 through September 30, $30 through Race Day

Online registration will close on Thursday, November 16 at 8:00 pm.

Be sure to pick up your bibs and race shirts on Friday, November 17 at Carpenter's Shelter (930 N. Henry St, Alexandria, VA 22314) or on Saturday, November 18 at the race site starting at 7:00 am. 

Top 3 male & female finishers in the 5k and 10k will receive awards. 

All those registered by November 1 will be guaranteed a commemorative race shirt. After Nov 1, registrants will receive a shirt on a first come first serve basis. Be sure to regsiter early to be guaranteed a race shirt!

Since 1988, Carpenter’s Shelter has been dedicated to ending homelessness.  Each year, our array of services provides nearly 650 individuals and families with the necessary training, life-skills and most importantly, the courage to move confidently from homelessness to permanent housing. Your willingness to partner with us allows Carpenter’s Shelter to continue to serve the most vulnerable in our community in an effective way, leading to sustainable independence.  

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I know that running can be a hazardous activity and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running, including, but not limited to, falls, weather conditions including high heat and/or humidity, contact with other participants, the effects of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Potomac River Running, Inc., Potomac River Running Charitable and Educational Events Inc., Commonwealth Race Management, Inc., and all event partners, sponsors and volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this race even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. Further, I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose without compensation to me. For safety reasons, I agree not to officiate with any of the following: Wheelchairs, strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets or headsets. I understand that there are no refunds should severe weather cancel the event. I further understand that this event may change date or location if required by local authorities. I agree that my email address will be added to the Potomac River Running and Commonwealth Race Management email list.