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Home Run

After 11 years, Home of the Innocents has made the difficult decision to discontinue our Home Run 5k/10k at Bernheim Forest. In recent years, we have faced increased competition from other racing events and declining participation. The Home has decided to focus our efforts on other events and activities to generate the funds needed to support the more than 7,000 kids we serve each year.

For those who are still interested in running for our kids, we have partnered with the Louisville Sports Commission and are excited to offer you the chance to participate in the Urban Bourbon Half Marathon on October 25, 2015. By participating in the Urban Bourbon as a fundraiser for the Home, you will receive a discounted registration price of $65. Visit and use code UBHM-HOTI15 to register and raise money for the kids at the Home.

We extend many thanks to all Home Run participants throughout the past 11 years. We will always remember the beautiful autumn mornings we shared with you at Bernheim. The time we experienced with you each year will always be treasured; we always have and continue to deeply appreciate your support of our kids.

We must also extend a special thank you to Bernheim Forest for hosting this event each year, they have truly been a great partner to us.

Special thanks to YUM! Brands Foundation who served at the title sponsor for many years. Other sponsors who made this event possible over the years include Atria Senior Living, Zoeller Company, ECT Services, Humana Care Source, Pacers & Racers, Inc., Denise Vaught & Associates, Louisville Professional Firefighters, Dye and Company,, Wyatt Tarrant & Combs and AAA of Kentucky.

Thank you to Mike Stallings of Pacers and Racers who designed the course and to Todd Heady of Headfirst Performance for timing the race and managing the finish line.

Thank you to all of our Home Run committee members, and a special thank you to Ellen Diebold, Nick Burke, Denise Vaught and Brad Ennis for their many years of support of this event.

Last, thank you to our volunteers and staff who worked tirelessly to put this event on year after year. We couldn’t have done it without you.

Thank you for your continued support!


Urgently Needed Items
    • Extra Large Plastic Gift Bags
    • Underwear (All sizes, child to adult)
    • White T-Shirts & Tank Tops (All sizes, child to adult)
    • Bath Towels & Wash Cloths
    • Twin XL Blankets & Comforters
    • Seasonal Clothing
    • Hair Brushes & Wide Tooth Combs
    • Socks (All sizes, infant to adult)
    • Tennis Shoes (All sizes, child to adult)
Become a Foster Parent
Foster parenting classes will be starting soon.  For more information or to enroll in the class, please call 502.596.1313.

For event information, please contact the Home at 502.596.1025 or click here to send us an email.


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1100 East Market St, Louisville, KY 40206
Main Phone: 502.596.1000