Our annual event returned to celebrate Harry’s fifth year returning to Hogwarts!

We revamped the look, and added beautiful new artwork representing Harry’s adventures: the Dementor attack; the Howler; facing the Wizengamot (and Umbridge); his very first trip to 12 Grimmauld Place.

The Hogwarts Express takes children home. It took an orphan home…and we set out to do the same! HRC was humbled to announce the charity partner for this event is RODS – Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome. RODS’ mission is simple. They promote the adoption of orphans with Down syndrome by raising adoption grant funds, one child at a time, and by participating in organized, athletic races and awareness events. They literally run for orphans! The funds they raise cover a large portion of the expense to get children from orphanages in the developing world to forever homes in the US and Canada. Based on the Headmaster’s arithmancy, this event set out to fund seven fantastic kids, and vastly improve their odds of adoption.

We were also thrilled to have a co-sponsor for this event! Ragnar Relays joined forces with HRC to help spread the word and let know people about our effort to get these seven kids to their forever homes!

Visit rods.org to see their success stories and get a glimpse of the future for these beautiful children!

We are pleased to inform the world that the Platform Year Five event raised $67,976.44 to benefit RODS.