SAVE THE DATE FOR THE RACE FOR WARMTH ON JANUARY 29, 2023
For the eighth year runners and walkers (and even some of their pets!) from Clark County and across America joined us in the Race for Warmth and helped raise funds for the utility’s heating assistance program Operation Warm Heart.
Participants registered for the virtual event, contributing more than $30,000 in registration fees and donations, while nearly $11,500 was donated at Burgerville restaurants, where employees asked diners for contributions. Every dollar of registration fees and all donations made is used to provide local families in financial crisis help with covering home heating expenses.
Mark your calendars for next year’s Race for Warmth on January 29!
The race will take place from January 28-30 so you have all weekend to run/walk your way to your own finish line. Registration for this event is $30 and all funds go directly to Operation Warm Heart.
A virtual run is just like running a race with thousands of other people… just not all at the same place! Come race weekend, you 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.
And even though we’re not together in person, we still want to see pictures and videos of you running, walking and anything else Race for Warmth Related! In lieu of prizes being awarded to racers with the fastest times, we’ll be doing raffle drawings leading up to and through the weekend of the race and giving out prizes to participants who tag us/submit images related to creative themes. Participants will receive an email with more details about raffle drawings, how to enter, and how to connect with fellow Race for Warmth participants from afar.
New this year! An added perk to participating in a virtual race is having your pet(s) join in on the fun as well! This year for only $5, you can register your pet to participate with you and they will receive a Race For Warmth pet bandana!
Looking for route ideas? We’ve complied a list of 13 routes around Clark County you can choose from. If you’d rather, you can always use apps like Map My Run and websites like Trails.com or create your own route in your neighborhood! Please note that if you choose to use the route from past in-person Race for Warmth events, the walking bridge is closed so a detour may be necessary.
Lacamas Heritage Trail (Camas, WA)
WSU Vancouver Cougar Trails (North Vancouver, WA)
Waterfront Renaissance Trail (Downtown Vancouver, WA)
Whipple Creek Trail (Ridgefield, WA)
Cougar Trails Loop (North Vancouver, WA)
Burnt Bridge Creek Trail (Central Vancouver, WA)
Vancouver Lake (West Vancouver, WA)
Leverich Park (Vancouver, WA)
Washougal River Greenway Trail (Camas/Washougal WA)
Lewisville Regional Park (Battle Ground, WA)
“Ridgefield Run” National Wildlife Refuge to Abrams Park loop (Ridgefield, WA)
Horseshoe Lake Loop (Woodland, WA)
Moulton Falls Regional Park, Lewis River Trail (Yacolt, WA)
Operation Warm Heart
COVID-19 has impacted all of us and Operation Warm Heart has become an even more valuable resource to our customers. This program helps local families in need pay their winter heating bills. In the past, the Race for Warmth has raised over $275,000 to help families heat their homes. So if you’re looking for way to help, sign up for this event, share with friends and family and help us make a difference in our community.
A brisk run or walk not for you? Click here to make a convenient tax-deductible donation to Operation Warm Heart and help a neighbor in need!