Run/Walk Details

Join us for our 13th annual Heat the Streets Run and Walk for Warmth - Saturday, March 7.

What is it?

Heat the Streets Run & Walk for Warmth is a timed 5K and untimed, family-friendly walk.


Why do we do it?

Proceeds from the run and walk go to local energy assistance programs to help seniors, people with disabilities and low-income families pay their utility bills. The event is held in the cold winter months to bring attention to those who struggle to keep the lights on and heat their homes.


What are the details?

The 2020 event will be at Aksarben Village. (See map below.) Below is the schedule of events.


  • 12-7 p.m. - Packet pick-up and late registration, HDR Main Lobby (1917 S. 67th Street)


  • 7-8:45 a.m. - Gather at Inner Rail Food Hall

  • 7:30-8:45 a.m. - Packet pick-up and day-of registration, HDR Main Lobby (1917 S. 67th Street)

  • 8:45 a.m. - Announcements and national anthem at Stinson Park

  • 9 a.m. - 5K begins at Stinson Park

  • 9:07 a.m. - Walk begins at Stinson Park

  • 9:45 a.m.(ish) - 5K awards at Stinson Park

  • 10 a.m. - Grab a drink and a bite to eat at Inner Rail Food Hall

(Check out a map of the event space here.)​

**Be sure to stop by and visit our vendors at Inner Rail and Stinson Park!!**

You can view the 5K route here and the walk route here.

Awards will begin following the 5K and award winners must be present to win. Awards will be given to the overall top male and female 5K finishers, as well as 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for male and female in each age division (12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+).

​For the safety of all participants, no pets are allowed on the run or walk course. Strollers are accepted, but please be mindful of other participants.

Parking in the Aksarben Village area is free. 

Registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable. 

How much does it cost?

5K pricing:

  • $25 (through January 31)

  • $35 (February 1-March 4)

  • $45 (day-of)


One-mile walk pricing:

  • $15 (through January 31)

  • $25 (February 1-March 4)

  • $35 (day-of)

There is also an option to register as a virtual participant for $15. This allows you to contribute to the cause even if you can't join us on race day!

What does registration include?
  • Professionally-timed race for 5K participants

  • Touch-screen gloves

  • Fun, family-friendly environment

  • Support of those in our community who are in need

  • Free race photos

  • Finish line video and printable finisher certificate for 5K participants

Where do I sign up?

Online registration is now closed. You can register at packet pick-up on March 6 and March 7. See details at top of page.

What is the weather policy?

The Heat the Streets Run & Walk for Warmth will happen rain or shine. No one wants to make changes to an event on race day. However, the safety of our participants is of the utmost importance. In the event of adverse weather conditions, we may delay or cancel the event.


Adverse weather conditions include, but are not limited to: freezing rain, winter weather warning, tornado warning, tornado watch, thunderstorm, heavy rain or any other extreme weather condition. Light to moderate rain is not considered an adverse weather condition.

Event delay or cancellation notifications will be communicated on our Facebook page.

All proceeds from our event will be directed to those in our community in need of utility assistance. With that said, and as stated during registration, there will be no registration refunds.


If you have additional questions, contact us!