Race for Warmth
This year we are back in-person hosting our event onsite at 1200 Fort Vancouver Way. There will also be a virtual option for those that wish to stay socially distant, want to participate on another day or live out of state.
A virtual run is just like running a race with thousands of other people… just not all at the same place! You get to pick your own start time and finish line. You can run, walk, bike around your block, choose a route in your neighborhood, choose a route on our website or even complete the race on your treadmill. Just like a usual Race for Warmth event, you get a packet with a shirt, a bib number, a participation medal, race swag, and more.
Register online at raceforwarmth.com for both the in-person event and for our virtual option.
Costs for the 5K and 10K is still only $30 and all race registration proceeds go directly to Operations Warm Heart.
Your $30 registration includes run/walk participation, a Race for Warmth shirt, a participation medal, drawstring race bag with goodies generously donated by local businesses. All race proceeds are donated straight to Operation Warm Heart.
Yes, online registration is open until midnight on Saturday, January 28, 2023. To guarantee a race shirt in your preferred size, please register by Saturday, December 31, 2022.
Yes. Day-of registration will be available for our in-person event but only card payments will be accepted and race bags and shirts in your preferred size are not guaranteed. Early online registration is encouraged.
No, all registrations are final. Thank you for your donation to Operation Warm Heart!
No, your registration and bib number are non-transferable.
Yes, email Maxie Mayer at [email protected] for changes to existing registrations.
Yes. If you do not pick up your bib number, you will not be able to run the race. Bib numbers are required to be worn participate.
Yes. When registering, there will be an option to have your packet (shirt, medal and bib number only) mailed to you for an additional $7. This option will be available until midnight on Sunday, January 15, 2023.
Yes! We encourage people to pick up packets for all their friends and family prior to race day.
Packet pickup will be held at Clark Public Utilities Electric Center at 1200 Fort Vancouver Way and is scheduled for Friday, January 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, January 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Packet pickup will remain drive-thru style in our main parking lot. Please follow directional signage and volunteers when you arrive. More information regarding packet pickup will be sent out the week of the race.
The kid’s fun run will start at 8:30 a.m., the 10K run will begin at 9 a.m. and the 5K walk and run will begin at 9:10 a.m.
There is no private parking for this event. Parking is on a first come/first serve basis around the utility. A few locations close to the utility with open public parking include VITA Elementary, Clark College, Marshal Center and officers row.
The kid’s run is a short, closed route right in front of the utility building. Kids will follow a local team mascot on a sidewalk trail around the front lawn of our building. Employee volunteers will be along the path keeping kids on the route.
Yes, an employee volunteer staffed coat/bag check will be located onsite the morning of the race.
Yes, but please start at the back of the pack and be cautious of other participants, the course narrows in places.
No animals are allowed on the course except for designated service animals. Please leave your pets at home or plan for someone to stay with them while you race.
iPods and other devices with earpieces are allowed on the course. If you choose to wear headphones, please be extra cautious and mindful of the volume of your music, safety is key!
Yes, in addition to recording official times, your bib number allows us to confirm that everyone has made it back safely at the end of the event. For that reason, we ask that you wear your bib number and be sure to cross the timing line at both the start and finish of the race.
Yes, this race is timed by a hired timing company and your time can be used to qualify for other races if needed.
Yes, there will be a handful of water stations along the race route.
Certified flaggers and course marshals will be stationed along the route and patrolling the route on bicycles to help participants stay on the course and answer questions racers might have along the way.
Yes, the finish line is open until 12 p.m.
Indoor restrooms will be open in the Clark Public Utilities Community Room and portable restrooms will be located outdoors in the parking lot. Restrooms will not be available on the course.
Yes! More details regarding this will be sent out the week of the race. However, everyone will have a chance to win.
You can track your time anyway you choose; it’s all based on the honor system. A Race for Warmth Facebook event page will be created for participants to upload their times and submit their photos. More details to come closer to race weekend.
Thank you for being interested, but the event is produced by Clark Public Utilities and ran entirely by utility employee volunteers. The flaggers, marshals and all other race helpers you see at the Race for Warmth are utility employees donating their time to help raise money for Operation Warm Heart.
Additional questions? Email Maxie Mayer at [email protected]