Run to Feed the Hungry Set for Thanksgiving Day in Sacramento

Run to Feed the Hungry, which has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition in Sacramento, returns for a face-to-face event Thursday morning after the pandemic forced an entirely virtual event last year. About 27,000 people are expected to gather in East Sacramento, although people can still participate virtually. (Watch our live coverage of the event in the video above until 9 a.m.) It’s not too late to register. Run to Feed the Hungry – it can be either a 5K or 10K run, or a walk – is the biggest fundraiser for Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. Organizers say it is the largest Thanksgiving Day run in the country. Are you participating this year? Share a photo and tell us why you attended the event, over the past year the board has grown from distributing food to an average of 150,000 people per month to an average of 250,000 people. 33 million meals are to be provided in 2021. Run to Feed the Hungry is the biggest fundraiser. For 2021, the organizers recommended that participants get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested before the event. There will also be rolling starts so the start line is less crowded. Face covering must also be worn in the start area. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the event and package pick-up will have reinforced ventilation systems, according to the organizers. Here’s what else you should know about this year’s event. Where does Run to Feed the Hungry take place? The event begins on J Street west of the Sacramento State entrance and loops through the East Sacramento neighborhood. People usually park at Sac State and the surrounding area. Organizers say there is free guarded bicycle parking at the J Street entrance to Sac State. How to register How much does running cost to feed the hungry? Registration for race day on November 25th is $ 45 for adults and $ 20 for those under the age of 17. Click here to register. To join a team To join a team, select a team member registration option, and then select your team from the list of options. Further information on teams can be found here. Where do I pick up my parcel? You can pick up your racing package on Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive. How does social distancing work? Here is the schedule for the event’s rolling starts. Participants have a set time to cross the start line. 10K Timed: Starts at 8:15 a.m. to 8:20 a.m. 10K Untimed: Starts at 8:20 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. 5K Timed: Starts at 9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m. 5K Untimed: Starts at 9:05 a.m. to 10 a.m. Are there any races awards? Yes indeed! The first three in each age group will receive a medal and the first three men and women in the 5K and 10K will receive plaques and prize money. Can I bring my pet? Participants are asked to leave their pets at home. What else should I know? Bicycles, skateboards or scooters are not allowed. People using strollers are not allowed in the timed races, but are encouraged to register for the untimed events.

Run to Feed the Hungry, which has become a Thanksgiving Day tradition in Sacramento, returns for a face-to-face event Thursday morning after the pandemic forced an entirely virtual event last year.

About 27,000 people are expected to gather in East Sacramento, although people can still participate virtually.

(Watch our live coverage of the event in the video above until 9:00 a.m.)

It’s not too late to sign up.

Run to Feed the Hungry – it can be either a 5K or 10K run, or a walk – is the biggest fundraiser for Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. Organizers say it is the largest Thanksgiving Day run in the country.

Over the past year, the food bank has grown from distributing food to an average of 150,000 people per month to an average of 250,000 people. 33 million meals are to be provided in 2021. Run to Feed the Hungry is the biggest fundraiser.

For 2021, the organizers recommended that participants get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested before the event. There will also be rolling starts so the start line is less crowded. Face covering must also be worn in the start area.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the event and package pick-up will have reinforced ventilation systems, according to the organizers.

Here’s what else you should know about this year’s event.

Where does Run to Feed the Hungry take place?

The event begins on J Street west of the Sacramento State entrance and loops through the East Sacramento neighborhood.

People usually park at Sac State and the surrounding area. Organizers say there is free guarded bicycle parking at the J Street entrance to Sac State.

How to register How much does it cost to run to feed the hungry?

Registration for race day on November 25th is $ 45 for adults and $ 20 for those under the age of 17.

Click here to register.

How to join a team

To join a team, choose a team member registration option, then choose your team from the list of options.

Further information on teams can be found here.

Where do I pick up my parcel?

You can collect your racing package from 7am to 9am Thursday at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive

How will social distancing work?

Here is the schedule for the event’s rolling starts. Participants have a set time to cross the start line.

  • 10K time: Starts at 8:15 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.
  • Untimed 10K: Starts at 8:20 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.
  • 5K Time: Starts at 9:00 a.m. to 9:05 a.m.
  • Untimed 5K: Starts at 9:05 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Are there any racing prizes?

Yes indeed! The first three in each age group will receive a medal and the first three men and women in the 5K and 10K will receive plaques and prize money.

Can i bring my pet?

Participants are asked to leave their pets at home.

What else should I know?

Bicycles, skateboards or scooters are not allowed. People using strollers are not allowed in the timed races, but are encouraged to register for the non-timed events.

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