Clark homeless coalition paving ‘The Path Home’ with annual 5K

Published 10:02 am Friday, June 2, 2017

The Clark County Homeless Coalition is preparing for its seventh annual The Path Home 5K, happening June 10 at Fellowship of Believers at the old Becknerville School, 3421 Combs Ferry Road.

CCHC director Terry Davidson said the event was started when Patricia Coleman approached the organization with the idea of a 5K run/walk fundraiser.

The homeless coalition selected Combs Ferry Road as the location for the 5K because of the rural scenery it offers runners and walkers, Davidson said.

“It’s something unique to Clark County, and it’s become something of a tradition for us,” she said.

The race begins at 8 a.m. and finishes about 10 a.m., giving participants plenty of time to get to the Beer Cheese Festival going on the same day.

Over time the race has become the second-largest fundraising event for the coalition, drawing more than a hundred runners and walkers each year.

“Every bit of it goes toward housing and providing services for about 200 homeless members of our community,” she said.

Runners can register for the race online at runsignup.com or find a printable registration form at thepathhome5k.org.

The registration fee is $25 per person, and after the race prizes will be given out based on age group.

Davidson said the printed out forms can be turned in the day of the race, and participants are welcome to sign up the morning of as well beginning at 7 a.m.