Rockin' Socks through Patterson Park

11.08.21

On a crisp November morning in Patterson Park, 250 runners, walkers, supporters and volunteers came out for the 8th annual Rock Your Socks 5K. And it felt gooood to be back together in person!

 


together we raised $76,500

Keenan Gainous (pictured left with Client Relations Coordinator Malcolm Williams), was one of the 28 client-volunteers who helped us make magic on Saturday. "I came out because I wanted to give back," Keenan says, reflecting on the positive atmosphere in the park, "and I had such a beautiful day."

"Health Care for the Homeless has always been there for me, and I wasn't going to pass up a chance to be there with them."

The $76,500 raised is enough to give check ups, treatments, prescription refills, dental fillings and so much more to 153 of our neighbors like Keenan. He didn't know what to expect from his first Rock Your Socks 5K, but Keenan has no doubt he'll be back next year. "I had so much fun that now my fiance wants to come next year, too!"

Relive the Magic

Who wore it best? Outran the rest? Find it all in our 5K photo gallery

Crowning the Winners

This year's 5K participants really raised the bar for 2022. A select few sprinted to the top as the fastest, most stylish, and skilled fundraisers of the bunch. 

Highest fundraising individual: David Dexter (raised more than $2,200!)

Highest fundraising team: Happy Feet, raising more than $4,700! (Captain: Erin Garrett)

Fastest runners by category: 

  • Punk Rocker (under 18): Anna Atticks
  • Progressive Rocker (19-39): Patrick Dantzer
  • Classic Rockers (40+): Louis Carlat
  • Best socks - and winner of the second annual golden sock award - goes to Jimmie Brown, whose Sesame Street socks (and sleeves!) brought double the fun

Calling all Captains 

The staff at Health Care for the Homeless brought their A-game, as they captained nine 5K teams that raised a collective $8,900, including: 

  • Flossy Posse (Monica Martin)
  • Homeward Bound (Lydia Santiago)
  • Let's Get Fiscal (Sharon Hooper)
  • No Agony for De Feet (Christina Bauer)
  • Overwhelming SOCKcess (Hanna Mast)
  • Sockadelic Rock (Gabbi Thacker + Sean Morrissey)
  • Socks & Crocs (Ross Hackett)
  • S.O.M.F.P.L.T.R.T. (Iris Leviner)
  • Still Running (Kevin Lindamood)

Thank you for all the dedication and passion you bring to this vital work each day. Meet our staff team captains here

To the sponsors and volunteers who made this all possible: THank you!

A special thank you to our sponsors, whose support ensures that every donation dollar you raised is giving our neighbors without homes a place for trusted care when they need it.

A team of 44 volunteers were on hand from the early hours to help build race village, cheer on runners and walkers, and keep everyone safely hydrated along the course. 

Thanks to everyone who ran with us, staying safe and making this one of the best Rock Your Socks 5K events ever!

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