The Harbor House’s Warrior Princess Mud Run has served as the domestic violence and abuse shelter’s largest and only fundraiser, but as it enters its sixth year this weekend, it’ll also be its last. While it’s a bittersweet ending, they’ve had a good ride.
“Thousands of participants have helped raise over-after this event over $500,000-to support Harbor House and our programs and services to provide safety and support to survivors of domestic abuse,” says Harbor House Development and Marketing Manager Jenny Krikava.
She adds that these types of events are common and there’s a lot of competition, so they feel this year would grant them an opportunity to transition their fundraising efforts towards other avenues.
“Next year we’re looking to have a different event and excited about what’ll come of that. It’s just been really embraced and enthusiastically supported by everybody in the community, so we just want to make sure we thank everybody and celebrate that.”
It takes hundreds of volunteers to help put on the event that features 19 muddy obstacles and just a couple days away from the event, it’s safe to say this year’s version of the run will embody what the Harbor House represents.
“It’s people coming together to help each other through tough obstacles and just encouraging and supporting each other,” Krikava explained
Same-day registration is available for the run for $95 from 7 until 10:30 a.m.