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HomeAid’s STEP UP! Virtual 5k Walk to End Homelessness

November 1 @ 9:30 am - November 6 @ 5:00 pm

REGISTER HERE – ACTIVE.COM TO STEP UP AND HELP END HOMELESSNESS!

Also, take a look at our great Sponsorship Opportunities here!

Join HomeAid San Diego, in partnership with NAIOP San Diego and the commercial real estate industry, at our 2nd annual Virtual STEP UP! Walk to End Homelessness November 1-6, 2020 at locations across San Diego county.  Learn more about the homeless issues affecting San Diego County, what’s being done to alleviate these issues, and how YOU can provide a helping hand.

All proceeds benefit HomeAid San Diego’s building projects, community outreach and advocacy efforts.  Take a look at completed projects across San Diego that were supported by HomeAid San Diego.

Families, companies and teams are welcome to participate!

Our kick-off event program is set for 9am on Sunday, November 1 followed by the 5k start at 9:30am.

If you have further questionsplease contact us at info@homeaidsd.org.

Event Details

STEP UP! is a virtual 5K walk or run event, it is open to the public and we highly encourage families with children, company employees, community groups and fitness gurus to sign up!  What a great way to get moving while helping those in need across San Diego.

To keep everyone safe during the pandemic our 2020 event will be held virtually in locations across the county instead of at a single spot as we did for 2019 at Mission Bay Park.  This allows participants to build awareness about homelessness in more cities across San Diego and show their support in their own neighborhoods.

STEP UP! covers six days starting Sunday, November 1 and finishing up on Friday, November 6 to offer our participants a chance to choose the best day, time and location that suits their needs. We hope this multi-day event will allow families with children, company employees, community groups and fitness buffs the opportunity to participate in one or more days while sporting their STEP UP! Walk t-shirt and signage.

Every step counts in this fight to end homelessness across San Diego.  Join HomeAid San Diego in partnership withand NAIOP as we raise awareness and funds to build more housing and shelters for San Diego’s homeless men, women and children.

Register HERE for early bird pricing!

Locations Around San Diego As Options For 5K Completion

Want to participate with others to show your solidarity?  Find a location listed and meet up with other walkers on EVENT DAY!

Listing of Event Locations – more being added!

  • Mission Bay Park, De Anza Cove
  • Miramar Lake near snack shop
  • Poway Lake near snack shop
  • Oceanside Pier walking path
  • San Diego Bayfront walking path near USS Midway
  • TBD, San Marcos
  • TBD, Chula Vista
  • TBD, Escondido
  • TBD, La Jolla

Show Your Support on Social

Before and during the event, we encourage participants to share photos and videos using the hashtag #stepup2endhomelessness. HomeAid San Diego will pull content from this hashtag and post on our Facebook and website to show your support and engagement in helping to build awareness about homelessness.

Kick-Off Event Details

On Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 9am, tune in to HomeAid San Diego’s Facebook page to watch our program on Facebook Live. Pre-recorded video sessions and podcasts will be made available for participants to enjoy before, during and/or after the event each day. More details about the program will be shared with registrants via email and on this site as the event draws near.

*NEW* Voices for the Homeless Competition

For 2020, we want to hear from each of you about why homeless lives matter and why we should work harder to see that every person has a warm bed to sleep in every night.

As a NEW competition, we are encouraging students in grades 3-12 as well as the general public to create one of the following:  a short film, poem, song, painting, poster or street art that answers one of the following questions:

– Why do Homeless Lives Matter in San Diego?

– How does homelessness impact our San Diego communities?

– Why are YOU walking or running to help end homelessness?

– What ideas do you have for trying to reduce the number of homeless living unsheltered in San Diego?

HomeAid San Diego will select submissions to share on HomeAid San Diego’s Facebook Page, on YouTube and on our website in the weeks leading up to the event.

Additionally, the top three submissions will win:

First Place – $300 donation to a nonprofit supporting the homeless in San Diego, name recognition with your entry shared on HomeAid San Diego’s website, social channels and with the local media

Second Place – $200 donation to a nonprofit supporting the homeless in San Diego, name recognition with your entry shared on HomeAid San Diego’s website, social channels and with local media

Third Place – $100 donation to a nonprofit supporting the homeless in San Diego, name recognition with your entry shared on HomeAid San Diego’s website, social channels and with local media

Submit your contest entries to info@homeaidsd.org starting Aug. 17 through October 31.

 

Details

Start:
November 1 @ 9:30 am
End:
November 6 @ 5:00 pm