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Port of Hope
Thursday, November 7

You are cordially invited to attend the 4th annual Port of Hope fundraising event for the LUM Immigration Clinic. For many families in our community the LUM Immigration Clinic is their “Port of Hope.” Please support the work of the LUM Immigration Clinic by attending Port of Hope. Port of Hope is a festive event with lots of food, dancing, and fun.

  • Thursday, November 7
  • 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Location:  Lafayette Brewing Company, 622 Main Street, Lafayette
  • Tickets: $50 per person – available in advance & at the door, while they last
  • Marketplace: purchase one of a kind experiences and opportunities, learn MORE
  • Please note: you must be at least 21 years of age to attend
  • Parking:
    • Wabash Valley Alliance lot. No fee. 610 Main Street (across the street from Lafayette Brewing Company)
    • Frontier lot.  No fee.  Entrance is on Columbia Street, between 6th and 7th Streets

TICKETS – Advance PAYMENT Options:
  1. Stop by the LUM Office (420 N 4th St., Lafayette, IN 47901)
    – pay by cash, check or credit card
  2. Mail in to LUM (420 N 4th St., Lafayette, IN 47901)
    – pay by check – made payable to Lafayette Urban Ministry – Port of Hope
  3. Online at EventBrite, click HERE
  4. Online using PayPal here…


Choose Your Reservation Option Below

EVENT SPONSORS — If you would like to be an event sponsor call or email us (765-423-2691 | Click HERE to see the 2018 Port of Hope Event Sponsors.

Visit our Marketplace to purchase one of a kind experiences & opportunities. Don’t miss out on the fun — advance purchase of these items is available. For more details about the items available in the Marketplace, click HERE.

Do not miss this opportunity to mingle with friends, old and new, while at the same time celebrating the melting pot that is greater Lafayette. The money raised at the event will go towards supplies, continuing education and legal training, database fees, postage, naturalization workbooks, document searches, and law books.

Tickets are limited so purchase them now so that you don’t miss an evening of merriment like nothing you have ever experienced — with the added benefit of contributing to a great cause.


If you are not able to attend the Port of Hope event but still would like to make an investment in the LUM Immigration Clinic, donate online here:

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To sign up to volunteer, click HERE.
Seeking volunteers to help us  with the following:

  • Thursday, November 7 from 3-5:30 p.m. (2.5 hours) – FOOD RUNNERS – pick up food from various restaurants in the area, deliver to Lafayette Brewing Co. & transport food from loading dock to event kitchen
  • Thursday, November 7 from 5-7 p.m. (2 hours) – SET UP – help set up the room for the event
  • Thursday, November 7 from 5-8 pm (3 hours) – STAFF EVENT – help staff the event by assisting with the following, last minute set up, registration, answering questions and giving directions, mingling with guests, light housekeeping, troubleshooting, and manning food, activity, and information tables
  • Thursday, November 7 from 8-9 p.m. (1 hour) – CLEAN UP – help with break down or clean up

To sign up to volunteer, click HERE

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Turkey Trot 5K Run
Thursday, November 28


Be a part of the annual Turkey Trot 5K Run on Thanksgiving morning at 8 a.m. on the Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. Registration: $35 Adult; $10 Youth

The LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run is open to runners of all ages and abilities and welcomes runners, walkers, dogs, strollers, wagons, turkey hats and more. The Turkey Trot 5K convenes at the Walmart in West Lafayette and follows the Cattail Trail Loop — which is completely lat and paved and allows participants to run on a scenic route through the Celery Bog nature area on a crisp November morning.

Advanced registration is encouraged but race day walk-ups are welcome!

All Turkey Trot 5K proceeds directly support the programs and services offered by Lafayette Urban Ministry.

TT5K Run Information: 

  • Register — Online, click HERE until 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27
  • Fees: $35 Adult; $10 Youth (under 13)
  • Payment Options — to pay registration fees online, go to , click HERE
  • Times — Day of Run: Check-In—6:30—7:45 a.m.; Race time—8 a.m.
  • Waiver & Release, to view the click HERE

What To Know – If You’re Going to Turkey Trot

Here is some important information if you are participating in the LUM Turkey Trot 5K Run. If you want to avoid standing in line, register in advance (see above) & pick up your run packet in advance. Details are as follows:
  • Location: Turkey Trot staging area is in the parking lot of Christina & Co., Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette
  • Parking: Walmart near Christina & Co., Cumberland Ave, West Lafayette
  • Course: Cattail Trail Loop – Celery Bog Nature Area. View route map HERE.
  • Times — Day of Run
    • Check-In 6:30 – 7:45 a.m.
    • Race time 8 a.m.
  • Packet Pick Up
    • WEDNESDAY (November 27) 3 – 6 p.m. at the LUM Office (420 N 4th Street, Lafayette) -OR-
    • At the Run: THURSDAY (November 28) 6:30 – 7:45 a.m. in the Turkey Trot staging area in the Christina & Co. parking lot
  • Bathrooms: Available inside the Walmart Superstore
  • Awards: Trophies will be given to the top three (3) overall men, women, and youth. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place men and women in each age division will have certificates mailed to them after the race.
  • Timing Chips: Timing chips must be tied to your shoe in order to record your time. After the race, please remove the chip and return it to one of the labelled boxes at the finish line and registration table.

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Turkey Trot 5K – Donation


Virtual Runners: 

Registration Form — click HERE. Participate in the Turkey Trot 5K Run even if you’re Out of Town – prefer running on a treadmill – are not a runner – or just want to Sleep-in –- and make a difference as a Turkey Trot 5K Run Virtual Runner. Virtual Runners will receive a Turkey Trot 5K Run T-shirt and will be listed in the final results as a supporter of the Turkey Trot 5K Run.

Runner Benefits & Prizes:

Official Turkey Trot T-SHIRT – All eligible Turkey Trot 5K Run participants who register will receive a special Turkey Trot 5K Run T-shirt. Participants will be provided with water and a snack before and following the race. The men and women’s winners will receive recognition & a medal after the race. The race will be electronically timed using computer chip technology recording their race time as they cross the timed finish line. Results will be available upon completion of the race and posted on the LUM website soon after the race. All runners of all ages and abilities are welcome!


If you cannot attend the race but would still like to make a tax deductible donation to Turkey Trot 5K Run, please click HERE or button below

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Turkey Trot 5K – Donation

Sign up to volunteer at Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk event online, click HERE

Event Sponsors

Thank our event sponsors —  and support their businesses, please.
Turkey Trot 5K Run event sponsors, list HERE


Turkey Trot 5K Run PHOTOS: | 2015 2016 | 2017 | 2018 ALL |