Generosity Columbus 5k Supports Homeport

The Columbus Running Company Charity Fund and Columbus Clippers are teaming up to bring a new and unique event to downtown Columbus.  They're working with a number of local charitable organizations like Homeport along with the Columbus Clippers to put on a fun community event that will showcase the generosity and caring of Columbus.  

All proceeds from the event will be going to the registered organizations.  When participants select a charity during the registration process, 100% of the proceeds from their registration fee will go toward the charity of their choice.  

IMPORTANT: Make sure that you choose Homeport during your registration process!

I'm interested in participating in the event as a runner or walker, what do I need to do?

  1. Go to to register
  2. Select "5K Run/Walk" at the bottom of the page, and continue to enter your information and choose Homeport as the nonprofit that you would like your run to benefit.
  3. Tell your friends!  In your confirmation message, you'll be given details on how you can earn Columbus Running Company gift certificate dollars by getting your friends to sign up with your referral code.  $5 per confirmed referral.

I can't participate, but I'm interested in donating to Homeport, what do I need to do?

  1. Go to to register
  2. Select "I can't participate, but would like to donate to a charity" at the bottom of the page, and continue to enter your information and donation.

I have a child interested in participating in the Kids Fun Run event, what do I need to do?

  1. Go to to register
  2. Select "Kids Fun Run - FREE!" at the bottom of the page, and continue to enter their information.  
  3. There is no cost for the Kids Fun Run, but we do ask that you register children who will be participating so we can plan accordingly.

I'm interested in volunteering for this event, what do I need to do?

  1. Go to to register
  2. Select "I would like to volunteer for this event" at the bottom of the page, and continue to enter your information and select your preferred volunteer duty.  We're looking for volunteers for registration, event setup and teardown, on-course water station, and being route assistants.
  3. We'll provide further instructions by email in the weeks leading up to the event.  This event couldn't happen without a strong volunteer force making everything run smoothly.  Thank you for your interest in being a very important part of the team!

Event details

  • Swag:  Event t-shirt, a ticket voucher from the Columbus Clippers, a finisher's medal, and more.
  • Early Packet Pickup: There will be packet pickup for all pre-registered participants at all Columbus Running Company locations on July 2 through July 5 during normal store hours (Friday until 6 p.m.).  Please note, the store is closed on July 4th.  Select the location nearest to you so you can save time on race morning:
  • Course map: Click here for a detailed course map.  The course starts outside Huntington Park, takes a tour of the Arena District and a loop around Goodale Park, before returning to the stadium for a finishing lap around the warning track.  Yes, you'll be finishing the Generosity Columbus 5K on the field!  Bring your cameras and your best finisher's smile for this once in a lifetime opportunity!
  • Event timeline:
    • 7:15 a.m. - On-site registration begins
    • 8:15 a.m. - Kids Fun Run begins
    • 8:30 a.m. - Generosity Columbus 5K begins
    • 8:45 a.m. - Post-race fun starts!  You'll get your finisher medal, and an opportunity to grab some refreshments while sharing tales of the road with your fellow participants.
  • Parking: There is ample public parking around Huntington Park, with many surface lots, parking garages, and on-street parking available.  As it is downtown Columbus, parking in some areas may cost a few bucks.  Please obey all posted regulations.

Thank you!

The Generosity Columbus 5K at Huntington Park is all about raising awareness and funds for the participating local charities and non-profit organizations like Homeport.  We greatly appreciate your participation, donation, and time volunteering.  You all help to make this event a success, and your spirit is a source of pride for the community!

February 25th is Homeport Day at Tip Top!

Tip Top Kitchen & Cocktails will donate 10% of the food sales on February 25th to Homeport! Bring your family, friends and coworkers into Tip Top any time between 11am and closing on Monday, February 25th and have lunch, dinner or a snack to help support Homeport. Check back for other specials that will be available.

Tip Top is located at

73 E. Gay Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-8300

RSVP on Facebook and invite your friends!

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Friends of Homeport found out There’s No Place Like My Home on May 17th

Over 70 friends joined the Board and staff of Homeport for our 1st Annual There’s No Place Like My Home Fundraising Breakfast on May 17th at Franklin Park Conservatory.

This event showcased how we Build Vibrant Communities, in addition to our plans to increase the quality and the amount of affordable housing and related services this year. Our guests heard from clients and residents that benefit from Homeport’s services and viewed the premiere of our new My Home video made possible by PNC Bank.

Yes, this was a fundraiser, too. Our job at Homeport was to inspire our friends to want to give or get involved in other ways. The response was far greater than we expected.

We would like to thank Shremshock Architects & Engineers for their support of the event.

Remember, you can still help us give more families a place to call My Home by donating! Click here to make a donation today.

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