The House That Running Built & Habitat for Humanity of Durham


We run this city.  As runners, we pass through many of Durham's neighborhoods on our favorite routes.  We see the community in a close and personal way.  We see -- and experience ourselves! -- the struggle for affordable housing.  As runners, we know that helping and supporting others on their journey uplifts us all.  We have found the expression, "If you want to go fast, go alone.  If you want to go far, go together." to be true.  It's also true for building homes -- we can build more when we build them together.


Durham Habitat builds new homes, rehabs existing homes and repairs older, owner-occupied homes that have fallen into a state of critical disrepair.  They work in partnership with homeowners-in-progress, volunteers and the community at large to achieve their mission of strengthening the community by providing low-income families with safe, decent and affordable housing.


Since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Durham has helped more than 600 families achieve their housing goals by:

  • Building and selling more than 300 homes in Durham

  • Repairing more than 150 homes in Durham

  • Providing funding for more than 200 homes Internationally


In order to set up a personal fundraising page, visit and click Become a Fundraiser and Complete 4th Wall.  Riders and runners are encouraged to donate and/or fundraise $25 or more for Habitat.    It's easy to customize your personal fundraising page, set your fundraising goal, share your fundraising link with friends and family, and even start a fundraising team.

What can Habitat do with the money you raise?

  • $25 - door bell chime & button

  • $50 - mailbox

  • $75 - shutters

  • $100 - kitchen sink

  • $150 - window

  • $200 - front door

  • $375 - light fixtures

  • $500 - landscaping materials

  • $725 - washer & dryer

  • $1,000 - roof shingles

Take your fundraising to the next level and earn fundraising rewards:

  • Raise $50 and receive a Habitat pint glass

  • Raise $150 and receive a Habitat hat and pint glass

  • Raise $500 and receive:

    • Refund of your Bull Moon registration - run or ride for free

    • VIP experience for you and a friend

    • The House That Running Built shirt

    • Habitat for Humanity pint glass