Rebuilding Together Philadelphia Plans “Run to Rebuild” Fundraiser

There is still time to register for Rebuilding Together Philadelphia’s “Run to Rebuild” 5K run and 2 mile walk.

The event will begin on Forbidden Drive in Chestnut Hill and loop participants through Fairmount Park on Saturday May 19. The run will generate funds and awareness for RTP’s mission and work throughout Philadelphia.

RTP is an organization dedicated to bringing volunteers and communities together in an effort to rebuild and restore homes throughout the city. This fundraiser will make more home repairs possible, RTP said, and because the proceeds will be combined with volunteer efforts, every dollar raised will translate into five dollars worth of repairs.

The first “Run to Rebuild” was held in September 2010, and RTP hopes to turn the run, which was thought up by a volunteer and avid runner, into an annual event.

The fundraiser is open to new and old runners alike as well as families and teams. Registration for individuals is $30, and registration for teams of five or more is $25 per person. Children 12-years-old and younger run for free. Raffles, prizes and refreshments will await runners at the end of their course.

For complete registration and day-of-race instructions visit

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