Facing Forward


October 17 - October 25

Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged

while you run, walk or roll for Facing Forward.

Together we can end homelessness.



Register solo, or with your own socially-distanced team! If you are in the Chicago area, check out these suggested routes, or get creative and go your own way!

You can run, walk, skip, roller-blade, skateboard, or stay in and support- there's no wrong way to 5K to end homelessness.


  1. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter

  2. Tag us in a post and use #FacingForward5K for your chance to win a special prize!

Post Suggestions:

  • Share your custom route - use Strava, MapMyRun or your favorite running app
  • Strike a pose in your 5K outfit or show off those new running shoes
  • Screenshot or share your 5K playlist
  • Participating with a cute baby or pet companion? Capture and share that candid moment!



According to our most current census data, 76,998 Chicagoans experienced homelessness in 2018.

With the help of supporters like you, families and individuals in our program are able to access affordable housing and move beyond homelessness, making decisions based on their own goals, desires, and family well-being.

These concrete steps toward the future are the core of what it means to face forward. It emphasizes self-determination and a proactive strengths based approach. It’s the philosophy that we embody, in both how we support our clients and how we operate as an organization.


All participants receive a Facing Forward Face Mask

Adults:                                   $30.00

Kids/Students :                   $15.00

Can't participate but want to support our cause or a specific team?

Find out how on our registration page!