RICHLAND, Wash., -- The Columbia River Classic kicked off its fundraising efforts for Habitat for Humanity, along with Caldwell Banker Saturday morning at Howard Amon Park in Richland. More than 300 runners showed up for the event, the two mile or the ten run. This race has been going on for the last 35 years in the Tri-Cities. For the last five years it has been used to raise money for Habitat For Humanity which has built 70 homes for needy families in the last five years. Runners paid $16 if they registered online and $20 if they showed up today. The Race Director, Terry Frye says, "over the last five years we've donated over 7,000 dollars, and that's not counting this year to Habitat.' Caldwell also donated $5,000 over the last five years.