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St. Paddy's Day Virtual 5K

Thu March 17 - Sun March 20 Forest City, NC 28043 US Directions


Forest City, NC US 28043


Walk or run 5K while wearing green and supporting an amazing non-profit organization!

A finisher's medal is included in your registration and will be mailed to you.

Rutherford Housing Partnership
RHP was organized in 1995 by a group of concerned citizens who recognized a growing need among low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners for urgent home repairs to alleviate threats to their health and safety. Statistics tell a sobering story of a low-wealth county in need of safe housing. Rutherford County is a large, rural county of about 67,000.

  • A current average of 16.8% of Rutherford County residents live in poverty, more than 2 percent more than the state average. That's more than 10,000 people.
  • The median family income has dropped to $35,941, and RHP helps those making less than half of the county median income.
    In Rutherford County, 44.8% of adults 65 and older have an income of less than $1,521 per month; 13.8%, only $775.
  • Our unemployment rate has jockeyed for highest in the state over the last 15 years due to textile plant closings – 10.2% in 2003, 12.3% in 2010, 11.4% in August 2013. (Most recent statewide percentage is 6.9%.)
  • Tax records identify more than 1 in 5 homes in badly worn or poor condition.
  • One-third of the homes in Rutherford County are more than 50 years old.

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