A Virtual 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Family Fun Run to Support AHIP
Albemarle Housing Improvement Program (AHIP) is a nonprofit that delivers critical home repairs and rehabs for households in need in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia. Our purpose is to keep low-income individuals and their families safe at home and to help them preserve and protect their homes and their wealth. For many of our neighbors, a critical home repair need is more than a nuisance or an unplanned expense, it’s a crisis to be managed: space heaters and extra blankets when the furnace gives out, Xs marked on the rotting floor where the kids should not step. That’s where your support can make all the difference. We deploy a mix of public and private funds into people’s homes, transforming those dollars into necessities and improvements like heat, clean water, and safe structures. Your donation goes to work immediately in helping your neighbors in need by funding these critical projects; emergency repairs cost anywhere from $200-20,000, and rehab projects average $20-100,000. Our goal is to raise $5K from our 5K, and that will help ensure we’re able to help 5 more families stay safe at home. By signing up to participate in our virtual 5K, you’re not only taking care of yourself but also your community. Learn more about AHIP by visiting our website.
For tax purposes, $10 of your registration fee (and any additional donation you choose to contribute) is fully tax-deductible and no goods or services were provided in exchange. AHIP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; federal ID number 54-1028220.
WHAT IS A VIRTUAL RUN/WALK?
A Virtual Run is a 5K that can be completed in your own neighborhood, at a local park, or even on the treadmill. Sign up, gather some friends, decide on a route, and get out and move! The best part is you'll know that each step you take is helping AHIP and your neighbors in need!
You can run or walk this event anywhere, but If you’re participating from the Charlottesville area, then check out Ragged Mountain Running Shop’s resource of local courses to find a route: https://www.raggedmountainrunning.com/running-in-charlottesville.html
USE THE IYR VIRTUAL RACE APP
The IYR Virtual mobile app syncs with all virtual races hosted on ITS YOUR RACE, including our event! After you are registered, click the link below to find out more information about the mobile app and how to use it for tracking your 5K or 1-mile race. You can also upload photos from your own personal race course or share a selfie at the end!
YOU CAN STILL RACE WITHOUT A SMART PHONE!
If you don't have a smartphone or don't want to download the app, check out this how-to video about manually adding your race results to your registration: https://vimeo.com/405773707.
DONATE TO AHIP
We're asking all participants to go a step further and continue your support! Consider an additional donation to AHIP when you register for the virtual 5K. If you are not interested in the race, you can simply make a donation:
REGISTER FOR A GREAT CAUSE AND GET THE SHIRT
Register for the 5K today! Your race registration will go to help AHIP in their mission. You will also receive a custom "Be the Good" shirt with our AHIP parternship logos. Shirts will be shipped directly to the address of the PARTICIPANT (not the billing address).
Participants can run their virtual race any time between MAY 15, 2021 at 12AM and MAY 29, 2021 at 11:59PM.
For full instructions on running or walking your virtual race with the ITS YOUR RACE mobile app, click the button below: