Run 2 End Hunger


Continue the tradition! Run OR Walk a 5k or 2m VirtuReal on Thanksgiving morning! Registration is just $10 and 100% of all the proceeds will benefit local nonprofit food pantries.

UPDATED Race Information

Each Thanksgiving Day the Utica Roadrunners host their annual Run 2 End Hunger. This event has been running for 36 consecutive years on Thanksgiving morning! 100% of the proceeds and food will benefit local nonprofit food pantries. The run follows the 5K Development Run course.

The 36th Annual Run 2 End Hunger will be held on Thursday, November 26, 2020 as a VirtuReal event. This year's event will be different than all others. Due to the expected large participation numbers, we will be unable to gather inside the gymnasium before or after the event, like we have in all previous years. Thanks to the volunteering and support of the Greater Utica Sunrise Rotary Club, we will be holding a large food donation drive-thru in the upper lot of the Parkway Center, located at 220 Memorial Parkway, Utica from 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM on Thanksgiving morning. All donors and/or event participants will be asked to donate at least three nonperishable items.

After donating your items, runners and walkers will have opportunity to complete the 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk at their own leisure between 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM that morning. The city streets will not be blocked off. All runners will be asked to stay on the sidewalks along the Parkway in accordance with the City of Utica. Again, after the run, there will be no gathering inside the gymnasium. All participants could head right home and begin to enjoy their day with family and friends.

The registration for this family-friendly run / walk will take place online ONLY at RunSignup. The cost is $10 per person and $20 per family, plus three nonperishable items per person.

All food donations will be taken directly the Utica Rescue Mission. All monies collected will be donated to a great local organization, soon to be named. Please join us this year as we walk and run to benefit our great community.

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