Our 5K Competitive Run/Family Fun Walk and Kids Dash has quickly turned into a recognized annual event thanks to your support and our valued sponsors. This race is a unique partnership between the Chihuahuas Baseball team and the Opportunity Center for the Homeless, and all the money raised during the event benefits all the programs offered in our 24-Hour Resource Centers’, as well as our permanent and transitional living facilities.
Our signature fundraiser event began in 2014 as an engagement class project of Leadership Class XXXVI, a program of the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce.
The goals are aimed to fund-raise and increase awareness for the services provided by the Opportunity Center for the Homeless in our region.


Home Run for the Homeless 5K Run/Fun Walk and Kids Dash is our only fund raiser of the year and takes place at the end of the summer. Our event is one of only two runs in the city starting and ending in the Southwest University Park.

Kids 5 and up, adults and families who register to participate in the 5K Race/Fun Walk and Kids Dash and our sponsors receive complimentary tickets for a Chihuahuas Baseball Game and a T-shirt.

The race starts at the entrance of the Southwest University Park on Durango Street and ends inside the ballpark. The 3.1 mile flat course it’s very popular among the participants especially the competitive runners because it allows them to gage their times, since this race is a qualifier for the More than a Marathon Series. The route passes thru several of our 24-Hour Resource Centers and permanent and transitional living centers.

Awards are given to top 3 Male and Female in each age bracket: 12 & under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-60, 70 and over, and to the largest and most spirited team.

For registration please visit https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/ElPaso/Homerun4theHomeless


Home Run for the Homeless 5K Run/Fun Walk and Kids Dash offers companies and organization like yours a unique opportunity to engage your employees and put your company’s name in front of over 9,500 community members. Your support of the HomeRun for the Homeless impacts the entire community and will change the lives of all those who seek out help. Become a sponsor now; change lives tomorrow! We offer several levels of sponsorship options – from $300 to $10,000. Each option comes with a variety of benefits that will give your company or business positive exposure and the opportunity to give back to this wonderful community.

For additional information about our sponsorship opportunities, please contact Aracely Lazcano at (915) 577-0069 or email at ara.lazcano@elp.rr.com


Are you interested in volunteering with us? We are looking for event volunteers to help us with event preparation and day of logistics. Volunteer groups are welcome.

-Gathering in-kind donations
-Setting up at 6:00 am at the Southwest University Park
-Running the walk-up registration table
-Finish line assistance
-Running aid/cheer stations along the path
-Kids Dash Monitors

Please complete the Volunteer Application. Be sure to specify 5K Event Volunteer!

On behalf of the race committee we thank you for volunteering with us!