Habitat for Humanity “Home Run” Raises Thousands

Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri has announced raising thousands for revitalization of area homes from their 10th annual Habitat Home Run.

The run featured a 5k, 10k, and 1 mile run on Saturday, August 24, 2019. Habitat said 265 runners and walkers participated in the three events and the participants were of all ages, raising $16,705.

“We accomplished two goals with this event,” Larry Peterson, executive director of HFHS, said in a statement. “Not only was our community able to explore our incredible partner neighborhood, we raised a lot of money to support future projects.”

The course for the race wound through a historic part of Springfield’s Zone 1 where Habitat has completed revitalization projects and showed other homes that are on the list to be refurbished by Habitat. All of the funds raised will go to fund beautification, community, housing, health, and safety projects in the Woodland Heights neighborhood.

Race winners included:

  • 5K Male: Charles Hawkins
  • 5K Female: Sharla Mathes
  • 10K Male: Toby Dogwiler
  • 10K Female: Lisa Wampler

Find out more information about Springfield’s Habitat for Humanity on their website.