Run 2 End Hunger

Run 2 End Hunger

*2021 Information will be forthcoming! We are hoping for an in-person event on Thanksgiving morning. Complete details to come.*

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

2020 Race Information (Old)

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.

This year's 36th Annual Run 2 End Hunger 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. Unfortunately, there will no door prizes at this year's events. Furthermore, the City of Utica has enforced a 50 person max on running events. With that said, the Utica Roadrunners will be offering 3 time slots for participation this year. ALL RUNNERS must registration online. There is not a hard start time for these events. Runners can participate at ANYTIME during the registered time slot. This structure offers all the participants flexibility based on their schedules. There will be no in-person registration during any times. The dates and times are as follows:

During each time slot above, we will be holding a food donation drive-thru in the upper lot of the Parkway Center, located at 220 Memorial Parkway, Utica. We'd like to give a special thanks for the support of the Greater Utica Sunrise Rotary Club, for their time collecting food 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 based on their registration time. 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, plus three nonperishable items per person. For those bringing children under the age of 18, a waiver form will need to be filled out the prior to running. Waiver forms will be available for signature at the start of the run on the Memorial Parkway.

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

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