San Diegans can give back on Thanksgiving morning before sitting down to the holiday dinner by joining the 13th annual “Run for the Hungry.”
The 10K/5K run/walk begins at 8:15 a.m. at Broadway Circle in front of Horton Plaza, and makes its way through San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District and East Village.
The early start times ensure that runners finish with plenty of time to return home and prepare Thanksgiving dinner.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and Jewish Family Service’s food-assistance programs, both of which support individuals and families in need throughout San Diego County.
“More than 480,000 people in San Diego County live in poverty and face the threat of hunger every day. Many are elderly, homebound, and isolated,” said Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish Family Service. “Together, with the Food Bank, the Run for the Hungry helps bring the issue of hunger to the forefront.”
Race organizers are inviting participants to wear Thanksgiving-themed costumes. Officials expect a large number of runners and walkers to dress in turkey, pilgrim, and pumpkin outfits which will add to the Thanksgiving holiday spirit.
Approximately 4,500 participants are expected to run and walk in the event. Registration is available online at www.sdrunforthehungry.org.
Participants can register on the day of the event. Registration for the 10K closes at 7 a.m. and registration for the 5K closes at 7:45 a.m.
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