Run to Feed the Hungry starts in Sacramento and raises more than $ 900,000

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 Day fun run in the country. Run to Feed the Hungry, which has become a tradition for Thanksgiving Day in Sacramento, has returned to a personal event this year after the pandemic forced a full-fledged virtual event last year. People can still participate virtually too. (Watch our live coverage of the event in the video above until 10 a.m.. You can also see full coverage on My58.) The event – which can be either a 5K or 10K run or walk – is the biggest fundraiser for Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. About one-third of participants do 10K and two-thirds do 5K. “I feel so blessed that people held on to us during the pandemic,” Blake Young, president of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, said shortly after 10,000 runners took off after 6 p.m. 8.15. “Just to see all these people out here is absolutely amazing.” Are you participating this year? Share a picture and tell us why you attended the event. Over the past year, the food bank has gone from distributing food to an average of 150,000 people each month to an average of 250,000 people. It expects to provide 33 million meals by 2021. Run to Feed the Hungry is its biggest fundraiser. For 2021, the organizers recommended that participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested before the event. There will also be rolling starters to keep things less crowded at the starting line. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the event, and package pickup will have increased ventilation systems in operation, 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 starts on J Street west of the entrance to Sacramento State and runs a loop through the East Sacramento neighborhood. People usually park at Sac State and in the surrounding neighborhood. Organizers say there is free guarded bicycle parking at the J Street entrance to Sac State. How to register? How much does Run to Feed the Hungry cost? Registration for the race day on November 25 costs $ 45 for adults and $ 20 for people aged 17 and under. Click here to sign up. How to join a team To join a team, select a team member registration option and then select your team from the list of options. For more information on teams, click here. Where do I pick up my package? You will be able to pick up your race package at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive on Thursday from 6 p.m. 7 to kl. 9. How does social distancing work? Here is the timeline for the rolling start of the event. Participants will have a set time to cross the starting line. 10K timer: Starts at 8:15 to 8:20. race prizes? Yes! The top three places in each age group will receive a medal, and the top three men and women in 5K and 10K will receive plaques and prize money. May I bring my pet? Participants are asked to leave their pets at home. What else do I need to know? No bicycles, skateboards or scooters are allowed. Persons using strollers are not allowed in the timed races, but are encouraged to sign up for the indefinite 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 Day fun run in the country.

Run to Feed the Hungry, which has become a tradition for Thanksgiving Day in Sacramento, has returned to a personal event this year after the pandemic forced a full-fledged virtual event last year. People can still participate virtually too.

(Watch our live coverage of the event in the video above until 6 p.m. 10. You can also see full coverage on My58.)

The event – which can be either a 5K or 10K run or walk – is the biggest fundraiser for Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. About one-third of participants do 10K and two-thirds do 5K.

“I feel so blessed that people held on to us during the pandemic,” Blake Young, president of Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services, said shortly after 10,000 runners took off after 6 p.m. 8.15. “Just to see all these people out here is absolutely amazing.”

Over the past year, the food bank has gone from distributing food to an average of 150,000 people each month to an average of 250,000 people. It expects to provide 33 million meals by 2021. Run to Feed the Hungry is its biggest fundraiser.

For 2021, the organizers recommended that participants be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or tested before the event. There will also be rolling starters to keep things less crowded at the starting line.

Masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the event, and package pickup will have increased ventilation systems in operation, 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 starts on J Street west of the entrance to Sacramento State and runs a loop through the East Sacramento neighborhood.

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

How to register? How much does Run to Feed the Hungry cost?

Registration for the race day on November 25 costs $ 45 for adults and $ 20 for people aged 17 and under.

Click here to sign up.

How to join a team

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

For more information on teams, click here.

Where do I pick up my package?

You will be able to pick up your race package at Fremont Presbyterian Church, 5770 Carlson Drive on Thursday from 6 p.m.

How will social distancing work?

Here is the timeline for the rolling start of the event. Participants will have a set time to cross the starting line.

  • 10K timed: Starts at 8.15 to kl. 8.20
  • 10K untimed: Begins at. 8.20 to 8.40
  • 5K timer: Starts at 9.00 to kl. 9.05
  • 5K untimed: Begins at. 9.05 to kl. 10.00

Are there race prizes?

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

May I bring my pet?

Participants are asked to leave their pets at home.

What else do I need to know?

No bicycles, skateboards or scooters are allowed. Persons using strollers are not allowed in the timed races, but are encouraged to sign up for the indefinite events.

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