Saturday November 17, we hosted the second annual Run for Shelter 5K/10K + Fun Run sponsored by MRIS. 850 runners braved the chilly November morning to participate in the only race in the region dedicated to ending homelessness. The race was a huge success! We raised over $30,000 for the shelter! The Staff, Residents and Volunteers of Carpenter’s Shelter would like to thank all the runners and everyone who helped make the second Run For Shelter a HUGE success!

We’d like to extend a special thanks to our sponsors: MRIS, lombardi, Centennial, R&B Heating, Whole Foods, Larabar, Thank Dog Bootcamp, 5 Hour Energy, Braddock Commercial Real Estate, The Yalcin Group, Red Star, The Motley Fool and Pacers.

Congrats to at the runners and especially the winners: Josef Tessema won the 5K race with a time of 14:29, Hirut Beyene was the first women to the finish 5K race with a time of 17:29. Dereje Tadesse won the 10K race with a time of 30:41, Woynishet Abebe was the first women to finish the 10K race with a time of 35:32.

Save the date: The 3rd annual Run for Shelter will be held November 23, 2013. We hope to see you there! For more information, please visit or tweet @Run4Shelter10k.