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The 100-Mile

Ultra Marathon

to End Homelessness

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 $300,000 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

  • Sponsor A Runner – Sponsor either Ken (our CEO) or Rowan (our CFO) each mile of the run. (For example: $1.00 = $100.00. Sponsor a runner $2.00 = $200.00 and so on)  Learn More
  • Sponsor A Mile Marker – We are looking for 100 people to sponsor of the 100 mile markers. Each day Ken and Rowan will wear the “shirt of the day” which will list the Mile Marker Sponsors for that day. Mile marker sponsors will get a custom “Mile-Marker” T-Shirt. Each “Mile-Marker” sponsorship is $1,000
  • Sponsor A Day – We have room for 8 Race Day Sponsors! As a Race Day Sponsor we will run by your business and promote it on Social Media! we will stop for a picture and YOUR name will bon the from of the daily shirt. Race Day Sponsors start at $2,500
  • Sponsor the Event – As one of the Event Sponsors we will promote your business or organization on social media each day of the event and you will be invited to a special meet and greet at the end of the event. Event Sponsorship start at $5,000
  • 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.

Become a Sponsor!

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Sponsor Packet

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!