QuintilesIMS Bull City Race Fest is pleased to continue our relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Durham as the Official Charitable Beneficiary of our landmark running and food event which will take place in Durham October 22, 2017. The partnership enables the two organizations to continue their commitment to creating positive economic and social impact for the Durham community by setting a goal to raise $150,000 a year for the next five years, which will help Habitat build homes, hope and community in Durham.
“Durham Habitat thrives on strong partnerships with those that care. We’re thrilled to have QBCRF as a partner as we build, sell and repair homes in Durham. Participants will run through neighborhoods made stronger and revitalized by Habitat homes and homeowners over the past 30 years. Together we’re building homes, hope and community in Durham.” said Blake Strayhorn, Durham Habitat’s Executive Director.
“Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Durham is a testament to our commitment to the Durham community and to enhancing the lives of those around us. This is a perfect fit for the QuintilesIMS Bull City Race Fest and for Durham Habitat – together we are well positioned to make a significant positive impact on the community and we are so excited to see what we can do!” said QuintilesIMS Bull City Race Fest producer, Steve Lackey.
Did you know that this year’s fundraising dollars are going directly to a campaign through Habitat called “The House That Running Built” which aims to sponsor houses in Durham? We are really excited that we’ll be able to point to a house and say, Running Built That House!
We run this city. As runners, we pass through many of Durham’s neighborhoods on our favorite routes. We see the community in a close and personal way. We see–and experience ourselves!–the struggle for affordable housing. As runners we know that helping and supporting others on their journey uplifts us all. We have found the expression “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” to be true. It’s also true for building homes–we can build more when we build them together.
How can you help? Set up a personal fundraising page by clicking on the following link
If you successfully raise $500 you’ll earn a spot for you and a friend into the Durham Habitat VIP Experience:
1) Line-free porta potties and beer
2) Free hot breakfast from Whole Foods
3) Exclusive Habitat Swag
4) and more!