Walking Home: The 2013 HRI Walk to End Homelessness
March 23, 2013
Welcome to the 2013 HRI Walk for the Homeless!
We've made it simple for you to raise funds for homeless families in Kalamazoo.
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Join us for a great event! On March 23, 2013 join our hardy group of 300-400 walkers and runners as we brave the March winds for a beautiful 3-mile trek through downtown Kalamazoo and along the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail. This event raises money in support of homeless families and individuals in Kalamazoo. the Walking Home event is the largest single fundraiser for HRI. Every dollar raised is critical in keeping families warm and safe.
- All proceeds benefit HRI in assistance to homeless families in Kalamazoo.
- Participants collect pledges/money and walk or run the 3-mile route along the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.
- Those raising at least $30.00 will earn a t-shirt; those raising $150.00 can choose a t-shirt or baseball cap.
- The Walk begins and ends at Eleanor House, 522 Eleanor Street in Kalamazoo, Michigan
- Registration on the day of the event begins at 8:00 AM.
- Refreshments, music, door prizes and fun start at 8AM of the day of the Walk.
- Walkers warm-up with local fitness experts at 8:45 AM and start walking at 9AM.
- Rest stops along the route offer a quick drink and a restroom.
- All runners and walkers must stay on sidewalks, but a portion of this year's walk is along the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail.
- Strollers and crowd-friendly dogs are welcome!
Walk route: We leave Eleanor House on Eleanor Street to the trail along the Arcadia Creek to the Festival site, through the downtown area, then connect up with the Kalamazoo River Valley Trail to Mayor's Riverfront Park where there is a natural loop in the trail and we turn around coming back the same way. There is one rest stop with a restroom along the walk route.