19th annual Run to Feed the Hungry
What has 54,000 legs, 27,000 smiles and a huge impact on our community? Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services’ annual Run to Feed the Hungry.
This event, which raises support and awareness for Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) is a Sacramento tradition. Local families turn out by tens of thousands to take part in one of the largest Thanksgiving Day race in the United States.
Parents with strollers, professional runners, high school athletic teams and family members visiting from out-of-town can all be found sprinting, strolling and jogging their way through East Sacramento.
This year’s 19th annual 5K and 10K fun run and walk is expected to draw 27,000 participants. The event, which is owned and operated by SFBFS, raises funds to support six different programs including Food, Clothing, Parent Education, Adult Education and more. These programs offer free services and education to than 20,000 men, women and children in need every month.
SFBFS has owned and been the sole beneficiary of Run to Feed the Hungry since its inception in 1994. Thanks to additional donations, generous sponsors, loyal participants and a very large number of volunteers, the event operates with a very low overhead and provides incredible support for SFBFS’ programs year round.
The registration fee is $35 per person or $20 for children and includes a long-sleeved technical shirt.
There is still time to sign up to participate, volunteer or join a team. There is also some new run attire available this year. Those who make an additional $50 or more contribution during registration will receive a Run to Feed the Hungry knit beanie this year. This item will not be sold on Thanksgiving Day.
Only a few days remain until Thanksgiving, so register today! Registration in advance of Thanksgiving Day is encouraged, as shirts are only guaranteed for those who sign up by November 21. Timing chips are also limited to the first 7,000 people who sign up to be timed.
Is your spouse dragging you to Iowa for a snow laden Thanksgiving? Do you have 49 relatives descending on your living room around 11 a.m.? Are you more of a napper than a jogger? Then sign up as a virtual participant. Your registration fee supports programs at SFBFS and you’ll still receive your shirt, but you don’t have to run or walk on Thanksgiving morning.
Visit www.runtofeedthehungry.com for more information about this great event to benefit Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.
We look forward to seeing you on Thanksgiving Day!
Disclosure: Kelly Siefkin is an employee of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.