The 17th Annual Run To Feed The Hungry

By Frances Macias-Phillips,

The Run to Feed The Hungry combines two of the things that make me feel best: running and giving back. So on Thursday, me and approximately 30,000 of my fellow Sacramentans will be lacing up to participate in the 17th Annual Run to Feed The Hungry, benefiting the Sacramento Food Bank.

This is a great event that really brings our community together. I can hardly think of another time when Sacramentans come out so enthusiastically for an event. Families, friends, teams and people of all ages run (or walk) for this worthy cause. It truly is the perfect start to the Season of Giving.

Again this year, I will be joining my co-workers in our annual Run to Feed The Hungry team. I am lucky that my company has made this a Thanksgiving tradition. We will head over to my boss’s house for early morning breakfast and then everyone will make the short walk to the start line from there.

It’s the perfect reason to get together early and do something good for the community on Thanksiging day.

Where? The race starts near the J Street entrance of the Sac State campus. There is a 5k and a 10k course.

When? This Thursday (THANKSGIVING!) morning, November 25.

How Much? Adults: $35; Children (15 and under): $20; Team Members: $50

Can I Still Sign Up? Yes!

You can sign up online here until Tuesday at midnight. Or at local REI stores through Wednesday. Also, you can register on Race Day from 7:30 am until 9 am (note: Race Day registration fees increase to $40).

Out of Town? There is a “virtual runner” option that still allows you to give to this important cause and remotely be a part of the action.

Why? Because it‘s for a good cause.

Since 1976 The Sacramento Food Bank has been providing for Sacramentans in need. They currently provide over 18,000 people with groceries each month, free of charge. In addition to food services, they provide nearly a half-million items of free clothing and a variety of services, that help people in need get back on their feet. This year they were also able to collect over 7,000 turkeys to help families in need celebrate Thanksgiving.

And if all that goodness isn’t enough to get you out there, at least come to help off-set that second piece of pie… Mmm… Pie!

About Jimmy Spencer

Jimmy Spencer has extensive experience in journalism and new media. As the founding editor of, Spencer combines his writing, reporting and editing skills to produce a "pretty good site about midtown." During the day, Spencer covers government and also covers the NBA. At night, he watches T.V. and plays on the Internet. Every now and then, he walks around his midtown neighborhood. Spencer began his professional journalism career with The Sacramento Bee, finishing his tenure with the McClatchy-owned newspaper in the new media department. Spencer moved to Connecticut where he continued his growth in new media as a writer/content producer for NBC Sports. Spencer also worked in media relations with the Sacramento River Cats, Minor League Baseball Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. Spencer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from California State University, Sacramento where he served as Editor-in-Chief of The State Hornet campus newspaper. Spencer was raised in Marin County and currently lives in Sacramento, Calif. Spencer works in the community as a high school basketball coach in the Sacramento area.


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