8th Annual Running HOME for Jacob


Running HOME for Jacob

Running HOME stands for Hope for Our Missing and Exploited. It is so powerful when we see families walk, run, or roll to support searching families and those who have lived through exploitation and abuse. It sends a message that we don’t forget about the missing and that everyone has a right to be safe.

Virtual Run/Walk

Run or walk the virtual race (5K or 11K) between 10/11/2023 – 10/22/2023.

In-Person Run/Walk

Run or walk the in-person race (5K or 11K) on Saturday, October 14th, 2023. Lake Phalen Park, 1600 Phalen Drive, St Paul MN 55106 10:00 am CDT.

11 represents the #11forJacob, and Oct 22nd was the day Jacob was taken from us in 1989. Join us in a family-friendly event to celebrate kids and support the missing of JWRC, a program of Zero Abuse Project.

Patty Wetterling and co-author Joy Baker will be available before and after this year’s race at Lake Phelan to sign copies of Patty’s new memoir, Dear Jacob: A Mother’s Journey of Hope.” Copies of the book will be available for purchase, three days ahead of the official October 17 release date.

We have exciting capabilities with our virtual event! This year, participants can:

  • Track and upload finishing times
  • Track and upload distance
  • Upload a screenshot of routes
  • Create an individual fundraiser
  • Run/walk in teams from anywhere

We will be honoring:

  • Fastest 5K (overall)
  • Fastest 11K (overall)
  • Longest cumulative distance walked or run over the course of the 12 days
  • Most money raised (individual and team)
  • Most creative route

Thank you for believing, as we do, that everyone has a role to play in keeping kids safe. Together we can build a world where every child is free from abuse.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Questions? Please contact us at [email protected].

The event is finished.


Oct 11 2023 - Oct 22 2023

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Oct 11 2023 - Oct 22 2023
  • Time: All Day