Run For Hope

10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 10:30 am

Due to concerns related to the spread of the Coronavirus, and from the direction of the City of Bloomington, the State of Illinois, and the CDC, the Run For Hope scheduled for March 29th will not be taking place.  We understand that if you are registered for this race, you probably have a lot of questions. Please trust that we are brainstorming and discussing what options remain and we will be communicating these as quickly as we can.

If you are a currently registered participant please follow this page for all announcements and information.

We thank you for your support during this unprecedented time. Stay safe, and keep running.


The 2020 Run For Hope is the seventh annual race that benefits Home Sweet Home Ministries. The races include a 10K, a 5K and a Kids Fun Run that all begin and end at Home Sweet Home Ministries Warehouse Operations Center (1700 West Washington St. in Bloomington) and run west along the Constitution Trail.  These distances and routes offer runners a unique opportunity to race in the beautiful open country of West Bloomington and McLean County.

Packet pick-up is available at Fleet Feet Bloomington from 4 pm - 6 pm on Saturday, March 28 or from 9 am - 10:30 am at HSHM Warehouse before the race on Sunday.

Race Day Schedule of Events

9:00 am - 10:30 am Race day registration and packet pick-up  
10:00 am Kids Run Starts  
10:30 am 10K/5K Start  
11:30 am 5K Awards Ceremony (time is approximate)  
12:30 pm 10K Awards Ceremony (time is approximate)  


Awards for overall male and female winners, overall masters male and female and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place men and women in the following age-groups in the 10K and 5K:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and over

Race fees

Earlybird Registration through 2/29  $35
Earlybird Run Club Member through 2/29  $33
Registration 3/1 - 3/29  $40
Lake Run Club Member 3/1 - 3/29  $38
Fleet Feet Spring Training Program Participant  $30

Earlybird Registration through 2/29  $25
Earlybird Run Club Member through 2/29  $23
Registration 3/1 - 3/29  $30
Lake Run Club Member 3/1 - 3/29  $28
Fleet Feet Spring Training Program Participant   $20

Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run - For Children 12 & Under
Registration through 3/29  $10 (does not include t-shirt)
Kids T-Shirt  $5

**New this year: you can save $5 off your race registration fee and select the "no shirt" option - you will NOT receive a race t-shirt

Additional Information

  • Kids Fun Run is 1/2 mile, noncompetitive and for children 12 and under only. All finishers will receive a ribbon. T-shirts may be purchased for an additional $5.
  • For the safety of all participants absolutely no strollers or dogs will be permitted on the course. 
  • T-shirt sizes are guaranteed to all participants registered by March 15.
  • Race will be chip timed by It's Race Time - runners will have a chip start and chip finish time.
  • Parking is available at the HSHM warehouse and overflow parking is available at Mid Central Community Action.  Please DO NOT park on Euclid, West Grove or West Olive.
  • Don't forget to bring your old shoes and other items to recycle and repurpose!
  • Please note that the entry fee paid is non-refundable and non-transferable. The Race Director may delay or cancel the event if the conditions on race day are unsafe. In the event of a cancellation no refunds of the entry fee or any other costs in connection with the event will be given. All proceeds (rain or shine) are donated to Home Sweet Home Ministries.

Race questions? Contact Julie Sibley at 309-808-3220 or email

Interested in being a race sponsor?  Click here to see sponsorship opportunities.  Contact Julie Sibley at 309-808-3220 or email

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors

Click here for 2019 Results

Click here for 2018 Results

Click here for 2017 Results

Click here for 2016 Results

Click here for 2015 10K Results

Click here for 2015 5K Results

Click here for 2014 Results


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