A First-Place Finish for The Race HOME

Project HOME
Runners participating in the 3rd Annual Race HOME

Project HOME’s third annual Race HOME, presented by Merrill Lynch, was one for the books! We’d like to congratulate everyone who came out on Saturday and, especially Alex DeSimone and Sunita Yadavalli who won their divisions. Thanks to partners and community members alike, we raised more than $52,000 that will help to fund permanent supportive housing, opportunities for employment, medical care, and education.

We are deeply grateful to Presenting sponsor Merrill Lynch, Starting Line sponsor, Philadelphia Nut Butter Company, Finish Line sponsor, Pennsylvania Apartment Association, and each of our Wellness and Community sponsors. Leaders like you accelerate Project HOME’s ability to expand our services and make great, impactful strides in the direction of our organization’s most important finish line: ending and preventing chronic street homelessness in Philadelphia.

The Race HOME by The Numbers

  • Average Pace for Alex DeSimone: 7:14/mile
  • Average Pace for Sunita Yadvalli: 8:24/mile
  • Estimated number of strides by5K runners: 415,000
  • Estimated number of steps by walkers: 58,800

That's 752,550 steps closer to eliminating barriers, creating accessible pathways, and ensuring each of us has the opportunity to attain our fullest potential as individuals and members of our community.

Alex DeSimone and Sunita Yadavalli
Congratulations to Alex DeSimone (left) and Sunita Yadavalli (right), top finishers in their respective divisions.


Race sponsor representatives from Philadelphia Nut Butter
Our thanks to all Race HOME sponsors, including the Philadelphia Nut Butter Co., whose representatives took part on Saturday.

Up Next: Artists for All Seasons

Don’t forget! The opening reception of Artists for All Seasons is taking place Wednesday, November 1, 6 to 8 p.m. at Drexel University’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design.

Don’t delay and RSVP by emailing Joy McKenzie at [email protected] or by calling 215-309-5239.

None of us are home until all of us are home®