Be a Hero for the Homeless Virtual 5k

Thank you so much for your participation!

135 participants and well over $10,000 in registrations and donations, that's so exciting! Remaining t-shirts and medals will be mailed within the next 2-3 weeks.

Our 2nd Annual 5k is coming up September 1 - 15, 2021!

Sponsors & Volunteers Needed!

Find our sponsorship brochure by clicking here.

Contact our Executive Director, Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater about volunteering or any questions about sponsorship. She can be reached by email at or by phone at (916) 502-0946.

You’ve heard the word that so many are using these days…pivot. It’s necessary to be flexible in these uncertain times, and to find new and creative ways to raise funds. And that’s exactly what Joshua’s House is doing!

Since we cannot hold our Sip, Savor, and Sway Gala in 2020 as we had planned, we’ve completely pivoted and created a new event that we hope you will join us in. Introducing the “Be a Hero for the Homeless” Virtual 5k Walk/Run.

Run or Walk, On Your Schedule

Be a Hero for the Homeless 5k

Woman Running

We are so looking forward to this! Set for Saturday, October 17th, runners or walkers can actually do it whenever they choose. The only rule on timing is that your run or walk must happen after you’ve registered and before the end of day on October 17. You’ll submit your time, (link above), and it really couldn’t be easier.

All registrants will receive a t-shirt and a medal (you’ll receive an email about pick-up/delivery). Families can run or walk together, and we encourage friends, extended families, and coworkers to challenge each other. The best part is that all proceeds go to Joshua’s House Hospice for the terminally ill. Our goal is $100,000.

COVID-19 has definitely impacted the Joshua’s House project but it will NOT defeat us. We will do whatever necessary to keep moving forward. Will you please help?

What to Expect


1) Sign Up

Register on our Virtual 5k Run/Walk page!

2) Swag Pickup & Shipping

Swag will be available for either pickup late September/early October, (date TBA), or shipped directly to you.

3) And Go!

Run or walk your 5k anytime on or before October 17!

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