HomeRun for the Homeless 5K Run/Fun Walk and Kids’ Dash, our signature fundraiser event, is possible thanks to the support of our valued sponsors, participants, and donors and has quickly become a recognized event in our community. This race is a unique partnership between the El Paso Chihuahuas Baseball team and the Opportunity Center for the Homeless.

All the money raised during the event benefits all the programs offered in our 24-Hour Resource Centers and our permanent and transitional living facilities. This year, all the funds will help add twenty permanent beds for homeless women in the El Paso community through the Women’s Resource Center expansion.

Our signature fundraiser event began in 2014 as an engagement class project of Leadership Class XXXVI, an El Paso Chamber program.

The goals are to fund-raise and increase awareness for our region’s services provided by the Opportunity Center for the Homeless.


HomeRun for the Homeless 5K Run/Fun Walk and Kids’ Dash is scheduled on Saturday, August 13, 2022, at 8:0 a.m. at Southwest University Park, Home of El Paso Chihuahuas. Our race is the only fundraiser of the year and takes place at the end of the summer. Additionally, our event is the only race in the city starting and ending in 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. 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 alazcano@ocelpaso.org


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!