The Race Home 5K

Thanks everybody for coming out for the race. What a great turn out! The race standings (to the best of our ability) are posted here. Photos from the event are posted on our Facebook page here

This year's beautiful Race Home t-shirt

This year’s beautiful Race Home t-shirt

Come run “The Race Home” a 5K  to benefit CWS-RDU’s     immigration and resettlement program  at 8:30 AM on October 19 2013 on Duke’s Al Buehler Trail in Duke Forest. The Al Buehler trail is a hilly limestone trail around the Washington Duke golf course adjacent to Duke University.

The fee for registration is just $32. Day-of registration will be available from 7-8:15 AM for $35 but day of registrants are not guaranteed a t-shirt. Registration fee can be cash or a check made out to “CWS-Durham”. The registration fee covers race registration, a beautiful CWS t-shirt, an entry in our raffle and snacks following the race.

Children under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult on race day. On the morning of the race, runners should plan to arrive by 8:00 AM in order to pick up their numbers. Race begins at 8:30. 

One hundred percent of race registration fees go to support our Family Reunification Program. Sometimes when refugees flee their home countries, they have to leave a spouse or children behind. When they arrive here in The United States, CWS is able to help them apply to bring these family members to join them here in safety. The actual cost for these cases is about $500, but CWS charges  refugee clients a $50 fee. Your race registration fee helps us to keep this invaluable program up and running!

Parking:  If you have a Duke parking pass (or Alumni Card!) park in the Business School gated lot at the corner of Science/Academy. If not you should plan to park EITHER along 751 OR in the guest parking lot directly across from Fuqua School of Business on Science Drive. The registration area will be in the small gravel parking lot for the Al Buehler Trail between the intersections of Science/Academy and Duke University Drive/Academy. For questions please contact Race STARTS at 8:30 Sharp, so plan to be on site to pick up your number by 8 AM.

Registration:  $32.

Questions about the Race: Contact Kelly at

Sign up for The Race Home here.

Sponsors: Hart Leadership Program, T.C.’s of Durham Car Wash, MamAfrica Designs, Robert Brown Immigration Law, Fleet Feet (arriving in Durham in November!) , Duke’s Graduate and Professional Student Council, Bull City Coworking, Duke’s Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Go Local Produce, and The Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership.








Raffle Prizes from:  Full Steam Brewery, O2 Fitness, Fleet Feet, Aloft Chapel Hill, PF Chang’s and more!


O2 fitness



A big thank you goes out to all of our sponsors. Their support makes it possible for us to put 100% of registration fees directly into our refugee resettlement program.

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