The 5th Annual Hope for Haiti 5K will be held on June 20, 2020!

For the last four years, Light from Light has held a 5K in Charleston, South Carolina.  This year, in light of COVID-19, we will be holding a VIRTUAL run for anyone who wants to participate, regardless of geography!

How will this work? After registration, you will receive a race shirt and all pertinent information about the virtual event.  During the designated days, you may run or walk a 5K on their own, with family, or roommates (including those who are four-legged).  After completing your 5K, you will enter your time (and photos, if you desire) into a race results website. 

Are there prizes? Are there race categories? Yes! Prizes will be mailed to winners within various race categories.  Be sure to select the race category in which you want to compete when you register below.

Is June 20th the only time that I can run or walk? The short answer: no. However, we ask you to consider joining the Light from Light community in a 5K on the morning of June 20th in an act of solidarity. That said, we will consider anything that’s submitted between June 18-21 as an “official” time.  

Why a virtual 5K is a great idea! All proceeds from this 5K will benefit Light from Light, which strengthens the foundations of progress in Haitian communities living with extraordinary poverty and chaos.  At Light from Light, we walk and work alongside proven leaders at our sister organization, Lespwa Timoun “Hope for Children” Clinic, empowering them to build and sustain long-lasting change. 

Prizes and Race Categories

Overall: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers will be mailed a prize. 

Age Group Winners: Top male and female finishers in each age category will be recognized and mailed a prize.  Age group categories are as follows:

    • 4 – 12 years old
    • 13-19 years old
    • 20-29 years old
    • 30-39 years old
    • 40-49 years old
    • 50-59 years old
    • 60-69 years old
    • 70+ years old

Other categories are as follows:

    • Fastest Pair (couple, spouses, roommates, etc.)
    • Fastest group of 3
    • Fastest group of 4
    • Fastest large group (5+ runners)
    • Best costumes (*only eligible for runners who submit a photo on the results page)


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