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Run to Feed the Hungry returns in Sacramento, raises more than $900K

More than 27,000 people gathered in East Sacramento Thursday morning for the Run to Feed the Hungry event, which organizers say is the largest Thanksgiving fun event in the country. Run to Feed the Hungry, which has become a Thanksgiving tradition in Sacramento, is back for an in-person event this year after the pandemic forced a completely virtual event last year. People can still participate by default, too. The event — which can be either a 5 kilometer, 10 kilometer, or walk — is the largest fundraising drive for the Sacramento Bank for Food and Family Services. About a third of the participants do 10,000 and two thirds are 5 km. “I feel like people are stuck with us during the pandemic,” Blake Young, president of the Sacramento Food and Family Services Bank, said shortly after 10,000 runners kicked off after 8:15 a.m. So amazing.” Are you a participant this year? Share a photo and tell us why you joined the event Over the past year, the Food Bank has gone from distributing food to an average of 150,000 people per month to an average of 250,000 people. It expects to serve 33 million meals in 2021. “Run to Feed the Hungry” is the largest fundraiser. For 2021, the organizers have recommended that participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested before the event. There will also be tiered starts to keep things less crowded at the starting line. Masks and hand sanitizers are at the event, and packet pickup will include increased ventilation systems, according to organizers.Here’s what you also need to know about this year’s event.Where’s the run to feed the hungry?The event begins on J Street west of the Sacramento state entrance and loops through a neighborhood East Sacramento People usually park in and around Sac State Event organizers say there is free monitored bike parking at the J Street entrance to Sac State How to register How much does it cost to run to feed the hungry Register for race day November 25 It is 45 dollars For adults and $20 for people 17 or younger. Click here to register. How to join a team If you want to join a team, select the team member registration option and then choose your team from the list of options. For more information on the teams, click here. Where can I receive my package? You’ll be able to pick up your race package at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive on Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Here is the schedule for the start of the rotation for the event. Participants will have a set amount of time to cross the starting line. 10K timing: starts from 8:15 AM until 8:20 AM 10K without timing: starts from 8:20 AM until 8:40 AM 5K time: starts from 9 AM until 9:05 AM 5K without timing: starts from 9:05 a.m. to 10 a.m. Race prizes? Yes! The top three in each age category will receive a medal and the top three men and women in the 5K and 10K categories will receive plaques and prize money. Can I bring a pet? What else should I know? Bicycles, skateboards or scooters are not permitted. Persons using strollers are not permitted at timed races, but are encouraged to participate in non-timed events.

More than 27,000 people gathered in East Sacramento Thursday morning for the Run to Feed the Hungry event, which organizers say is the largest Thanksgiving fun event in the country.

Run to Feed the Hungry, which has become a Thanksgiving tradition in Sacramento, is back for an in-person event this year after the pandemic forced a completely virtual event last year. People can still participate by default, too.

The event — which can be either a 5 kilometer, 10 kilometer, or walk — is the largest fundraising drive for the Sacramento Bank for Food and Family Services. About a third of the participants do 10,000 and two thirds are 5 km.

“I feel like people are stuck with us during the pandemic,” Blake Young, president of the Sacramento Food and Family Services Bank, said shortly after 10,000 runners kicked off after 8:15 a.m. Absolutely amazing.”

Over the past year, the food bank has gone from distributing food to an average of 150 thousand people per month to an average of 250 thousand people. It expects to serve 33 million meals in 2021. Run to Feed the Hungry is the largest fundraiser.

For 2021, organizers have recommended that participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or get tested prior to the event. There will also be staggered starts to keep things less crowded at the starting line.

Masks and hand sanitizers will be available at the event, and package pickup will include increased ventilation systems, according to the organizers.

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

Where is the running game to feed the hungry?

The event begins on J Street west of the Sacramento state entrance and runs a loop through the East Sacramento neighborhood.

People usually park in the Sac State and in the vicinity. Event organizers say there is a free monitored bike parking at the J Street entrance to the Sac State.

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

Registration on race day on November 25 is $45 for adults and $20 for people 17 or younger.

Click here to register.

How to join a team

If you want to join a team, select the team member registration option and then choose your team from the list of options.

For more information on the teams, click here.

Where can I receive my package?

You will be able to pick up your race package at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive on Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

How will social distancing work?

Here is the schedule for the start of the rotation for the event. Participants will have a set amount of time to cross the starting line.

  • 10K Timing: Starts from 8:15 AM to 8:20 AM
  • 10K without timing: Starts at 8:20 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.
  • 5K Timing: Starts from 9 AM to 9:05 AM
  • 5K without timing: Starting from 9:05 AM to 10 AM

Are there race prizes?

Yes! The top three in each age category will receive a medal and the top three men and women in the 5K and 10K categories 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 permitted. Persons using strollers are not permitted at timed races, but are encouraged to participate in non-timed events.

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