Families Forward Philadelphia 5K

Families Forward Philadelphia 5K -
Families Forward Philadelphia

About Families Forward 5K

The Families Forward 5K Run/Walk will take place on October 14, 2018 in Fairmount Park.

The event features a professional pre-race warm-up & stretch, a professional announcer, live DJ, one of a kind Families Forward event gear, and just an amazing time with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and other charitable individuals like yourself.

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Starts at:  October 14, 2018 6:30 AM
Ends at:  October 14, 2018 9:45 AM


Fairmount Park
Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia,PA 19131 USA


Grace Hightower

Why Participate?

Families Forward Philadelphia has been aiding families for 103 years! The majority of the families seeking shelter have been impacted by years of deep inter-generational poverty and arrive daily as a way of trying to overcome this obstacle. According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau 25.7 percent of Philadelphians live below the poverty line! ​

While in our care the services we offer families temporary and permanent housing, critical care, case management, employment services, financial literacy, education assistance and guidance for everyone in the family. We play an important role in offering a pathway out of poverty and homelessness.

The Funds raised through Families Forward's 5K will help us continue to provide shelter and services to 400 families annually across our programs, including 300 children.