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The 100-Mile

Ultra Marathon

to End Homelessness

March 19 – 27

With nearly 100,000 homeless men, women and children in LA County, the homeless problem is visible and real. And it’s growing—by nearly 17% per year (according to the 2019 Homeless Count). For the last 10 years Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has been providing programs and services to help prevent and eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness throughout San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County. Through our efforts the number of new people on the streets grew by less than half that of the the LA County Average. At 8% it is the lowest in Los Angeles County. That means, there are half as many people on the streets as there would have been without our work. We want that growth to not only be zero, but to be reversed.

12,079 of your neighbors live in tents.

A Home Run

A Run to Bring People Home

Hope of the Valley’s CEO Ken Craft and CFO Rowan Vansleve will put their bodies to the test in an effort to raise $200,000 to secure a 20,000+ sq. ft. building in the San Fernando Valley to bring home 150 people who are currently living on the streets.  This run, figuratively and literally, will be a Home Run….A run to bring people home.

The race will start at our northernmost facility in Lancaster and weave it’s way through our existing 17 site locations, though the Antelope Valley, Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley and concluding at our Simi Valley Thrift Store.

Run Map

Moving Their Feet

So Others Can

EAT!

Ken and Rowan are committed to moving their feet so others can eat….and be housed! This 8 day event will truly test their physical and mental strength.  While the two of them are willing to sacrifice their time and bodies, we hope you will join them in the sacrifice and support them financially in this great race.  Together, let’s create miracle miles where each mile marker is a celebration of another restored life!

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5 Ways You Can Help

  • Become an Event Sponsor: Event sponsors will share media coverage as co-sponsors of the Rally to the Valley event in social media (eblasts, Facebook, Instagram), print media and live coverage during the event.
  • Sponsor a Day: Day sponsors will share media coverage on the day they sponsor and prior to the event through social media (eblasts, Facebook, Instagram), print media and during the event through the t-shirt for the day.
  • Become a Virtual Runner: Run on a treadmill, or run from home. Virtual runners can race Ken and Rowan to the race line with their own virtual run and win prizes from sponsors. Participants can help us by seeking people to sponsor their own run.
  • Run a Mile with Ken: Sections of the course will be identified so other runners can join us along the way and even participate in running alongside Ken.
  • Sponsor a Mile: Organizations have the opportunity to sponsor a mile, a day or the whole event. Sponsoring organizations will be promoted through our marketing, print media, social media and in live coverage throughout the event.

Become a Sponsor Today!

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Mile by Mile

Sponsor a Runner

Ken and Rowan are committed to moving their feet so others can eat….and be housed! This 8 day event will truly test their physical and mental strength.  While the two of them are willing to sacrifice their time and bodies, we hope you will join them in the sacrifice and support them financially in this great race.  EVERY DONATION COUNTS. PLEASE MAKE A GENEROUS DONATION TODAY!

Together, let’s create miracle miles where each mile marker is a celebration of another restored life!

Sponsor a Runner Now!

Check and a Cheer

While there are many ways to sponsor the Rally to the Valley and make an impact the easiest way is to show up. Nearly each day of the run, Ken and Rowan will be stopping at an iconic destination in the Valley. It’s a great opportunity to cheer them on and bring a check to help end homelessness.

Click on the Button Below for a Complete Schedule.

Check and a Cheer Schedule
Cheering Crowd