All Proceeds From The Race Will Be Donated To Local Schools For The Prevention Of Suicide.

Run/Walk the Family Color Fun Run for all ages with over 500 pounds of COLOR!

OR

RUN the Competitive 5K with chip-timing and AGE GROUP AWARDS!

OR

Run/Walk on your own and upload your time to participate in the Virtual Run!
(Upload your times anytime between September 19th and 27th. See FAQs)

Run4Hope 5k For Schools
Saturday, September 19th , 9am
The Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd Monument, CO 80132

Activities For The Whole Family
  • For the competitive folks, the event will be a chip timed, wave start
  • Age group race awards
  • Run/walk your own route with a "virtual" run!
  • Silent auction
  • Music, food trucks, vendors and more!
  • Kids Fun Run and obstacle course
  • More than 500 pounds of color!
  • Awards for best school spirit

Sources Of Strength is...

A best practice youth suicide prevention project designed to harness the power of peer social networks to change unhealthy norms and culture, ultimately preventing suicide, bullying, and substance abuse. The mission of Sources of Strength is to prevent suicide by increasing help seeking behaviors and promoting connections between peers and caring adults. Sources of Strength moves beyond a singular focus on risk factors by utilizing an upstream approach for youth suicide prevention. This upstream model strengthens multiple sources of support (protective factors) around young individuals so that when times get hard they have strengths to rely on.

In the last three years, we’ve raised and given away over $50,000 to four area D-38 and D-20 high schools for the suicide prevention program, Sources of Strength.

  • Lewis-Palmer High School
  • Palmer Ridge High School
  • Discovery Canyon High School
  • The Classical Academy
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Register

Online registration has closed for the live event

Register in person on
Friday 12 pm - 7 pm or Saturday 6:30 am - 8:30 am

The Ascent Church, 1750 Deer Creek Rd Monument, CO 80132

Course Map

As part of your sponsorship, you are eligible to provide “give-aways” or SWAG with your logo or brand that will be included in runner’s race packets or given to them at the end of the race. We anticipate 350 runners.  Deadline to include materials in packets and to be printed on race day materials is August 19, 2020.  
For questions, please contact Sharon Black at run4hope5k@theascentchurch.com or call (719) 624-HOPE.

Volunteer

In 2019 we were blessed with over 100 volunteers.
Won’t you join us in 2020 to help make a difference?

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Results

All participants will be chipped timed this year.
Check the results page to see the official results.

Virtual Run/Walk FAQ (frequently asked questions)

HOW DOES A VIRTUAL RACE WORK?

As a virtual runner, you can run from your house, you can go to your favorite running trail -- wherever you choose! You will time yourself, then enter your time on the race results website

DO I NEED TO USE A GPS TO TRACK MY RUN?

Running with a GPS watch or tracking app is completely optional -- some runners will use them, and some will not. If you do choose to run with a GPS or Tracking App, you have the option of entering the link to your run map when you enter your run time. Additional info is available in the "Where and How do I Enter My Results" section below.

WHEN CAN I ENTER MY RESULTS?

Results can be entered anytime between 12:01am on September 19th and 11:59pm on September 27th. The "Edit Time" link will appear on the results page at 12:01am on September 19th and it will remain active through September 27th.

WHERE AND HOW DO I ENTER MY RESULTS?

You'll enter your time on the Run4Hope results page. Entering times is quick and easy!
You also have the option enter a link to your GPS map if you run with a GPS watch or tracking app on your smartphone. (This is optional -- a GPS link is not required to enter your time). Supported apps include Strava, Garmin, Fitbit, Polar, MapMyRun, RunKeeper, MovesCount, EndoMondo, SportsTrackLive, and TomTom Sports. If your app is not on this list, please feel free to enter it anyway and Racing Underground will do their best to add that app functionality to the results page. Please make sure to set the privacy settings for your run to "Public" or "Everyone" so others can view your run, if you want.

WHAT IS RUN4HOPE'S CORONA RESPONSE?

  1. We have added a "virtual" option for runners/walkers who would prefer not to gather on September 19.
  2. We have a mail option for entry packets for virtual runners/walkers who would prefer to pick up their shirts/packets by mail rather than in person.
  3. We will maintain CDC social distancing and mask standards for the packet/t-shirt pickup.
  4. We will use a "rolling start," rather than a mass start for the live event so that all runners/walkers can maintain social distancing at the start. (Their times begin when their chip crosses the start line, not at the gun).
  5. We will use the parking lot lines as social distancing cues for groups prior to the race and for the Orange Theory stretch.
  6. We will have signs and volunteers and vendors will wear masks reminding people to keep their masks on and maintain distances.
  7. We will use social distancing at the water and color stations by having water on the tables for runners/walkers to pick up and by throwing the color powder from 6-8 feet away.
  8. We will have signs at the run entrance that read, "The Run4Hope staff and Ascent church care about your health. Please follow CDC social distancing guidelines to minimize your exposure to the COVID-19 virus. Maintain at least 6-foot distance (or greater) from others and wear your mask to protect others. Thank you for supporting teen suicide prevention programs and helping us have a safe event!"
  9. We will have hand sanitizer stations and all restrooms will be stocked with disinfectant spray and hand sanitizer.