2nd Annual Friendsgiving 5K For No Kid Hungry

Sat October 19 - Fri October 25 Suwanee, GA US 30024 Directions
Events

5K

10/19 10:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT

1 Mile Fun Run

10/19 10:00AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT

Virtual 5K

10/19 - 10/25 10:00AM EDT - 11:59PM EDT
Place
Chattahoochee Pointe Park
5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Dr
Suwanee, GA US 30024
Description

2019 RESULTS

 

Join us October 19, 2019, at Chattahoochee Point Park for the 2nd Annual Friendsgiving 5K for No Kid Hungry and Food Drive for Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

Runners, Walkers, and Volunteers bring 2 non-perishable food items to donate to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank and receive a ticket to a drawing for PRIZES! Tickets to the prize drawing will also be available for purchase so you can increase your chances to WIN! 

Run, Walk or Volunteer with us at  Chattahoochee Point Park and get a FREE LUNCH after the race!

Hello my name is Ann Marie Coan and I would like to share with you a startling statistic facing youngsters in America; 1 in 6 children lives with hunger daily, that’s 13 million children.  In the United States, facing hunger can mean different things for those affected. Maybe there's no food in the house and no money to buy any. Maybe there’s food, but not enough to last through the end of the month, so parents skip meals, or kids get smaller portions than they need. Whatever their situation, kids who don’t have reliable access to three healthy meals on a daily basis are much more likely to face unhealthy, unsuccessful, and uncertain futures. Together, I believe we can help solve this problem.

For the past 29 years, I have hosted an annual “Friendsgiving” party to raise money for various children's charities.  Over those years the parties grew as did the “Friendship Family”.  Since 2014 we have focused on supporting NO KID HUNGRY, and in 2018, with a team of volunteers, we also organized a Friendsgiving 5K race/walk – in partnership with No Kid Hungry - which raised $9900. 

This year we are hosting our 2nd annual 5K/1M race/walk to support our mission to help feed hungry kids.  We are hoping to recruit 200 “Friends” in the greater Atlanta area to participate in the race.  Our goal is to raise $15,000 through race registration and runner sponsorship. 

Remember every $1.00 you raise will connect 10 children with a nutritious meal. 

Love and Happy Friendsgiving from our “family” to yours!

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://friendsgiving5k.com/.

How To Participate

2018 Race Line up
Create a team, join a team or do your own thing
. If you don’t live in the area sign up to run our virtual race! Last year we were able to have runners from 6 states and Australia, this year we are hoping to get runners from all 50 states. Virtual Runners can run anytime, anyplace from 10/19/19 - 10/27/19 and you will get your t-shirt and participation medal!  Additional information on the Virtual Race can be found on our Website. https://friendsgiving5k.com/virtual-racers/

All Race Participants Receive Participation Medal, T-Shirt, and FREE LUNCH after the race!
Participants who bring 2 non-perishable food items to donate to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank and receive a ticket to a drawing for PRIZES! Tickets to the prize drawing will also be available for purchase so you can increase your chances to WIN!  

PRIZES FOR ALL 5K RACE FINISHERS
1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Male and Female finishers in each age group

1st Male and Female Master
1st Male and Female Grand Master 

Events Top 3 Overall Finishers in the race.

Through race registration and runner sponsorship, we have set a fundraising goal of $15,000 for this event. 
Every $1.00 you raise, No Kid Hungry will leverage to connect 10 children with a nutritious meal. 
  $15,000 can feed 150,000 children!
To help us reach this goal, we encourage participants to set up their personal running page and reach out to their family and friends to sponsor them. We want to make this Friendsgiving event to be fun for all and we want to stomp out childhood hunger one energetic step at a time!

 

 

Every Kid. Healthy Food. Everyday

1 in 6 kids in America today faces hunger.
WHAT DOES “GOING HUNGRY” MEAN, EXACTLY?
In the United States today, facing hunger can mean different things. Maybe there's no food in the house and no money to buy any. Maybe there’s food, but not enough to last through the end of the month, so parents skip meals, or kids get smaller portions than they need.

Whatever their situation, kids who don’t have reliable access to three healthy meals a day are much more likely to face unhealthy, unsuccessful, uncertain futures.

That’s just not acceptable.  We can solve this problem and solving it would provide the greatest return on investment.

                                “Today’s kids are tomorrow’s artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, business, military, and political leaders”

When you become part of No Kid Hungry you're joining a movement of teachers, chefs, community leaders, parents, lawmakers and CEO's with a shared belief: no kid in America should go hungry.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

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Prizes - All Race Participants

All Race Participants Receive 

  • Participation Medal
  • *T-Shirt

Participants who bring 2 non-perishable food items to donate to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank and receive a ticket to a drawing for PRIZES! Tickets to the prize drawing will also be available for purchase so you can increase your chances to WIN!  

* The T-shirt design is the 2018 design. This year's design may differ.

Prizes - Participants who raise $100.00

Participants Who Raise $100.00 by the end of October Receive

  • Participation Medal
  • *T-shirt
  • Race Registration Fee Refund

Participants who bring 2 non-perishable food items to donate to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank and receive a ticket to a drawing for PRIZES! Tickets to the prize drawing will also be available for purchase so you can increase your chances to WIN!  

* The T-shirt design is the 2018 design. This year's design may differ.

Prizes - Participants who raise $250.00

Participants Who Raise $250.00 by the end of October Receive

  • Participation Medal
  • *T-shirt
  • Race Registration Fee Refund
  • *Friendsgiving 5K  Hoodie

Participants who bring 2 non-perishable food items to donate to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank and receive a ticket to a drawing for PRIZES! Tickets to the prize drawing will also be available for purchase so you can increase your chances to WIN!  

* The Hoodie design is the 2018 design. This year's design may differ.

Prizes - Participants who raise $1000.00

Participants Who Raise $1000.00 by the end of October Receive

  • Participation Medal
  • *T-Shirt
  • Race Registration Fee Refund
  • *Hoodie
  • $50.00 Gift Card to a Local Restaurant

Participants who bring 2 non-perishable food items to donate to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank and receive a ticket to a drawing for PRIZES! Tickets to the prize drawing will also be available for purchase so you can increase your chances to WIN!  

* The T-shirt and Hoodie designs are from 2018. This year's designs may differ.

Prizes Fundraising

Prizes will be awarded to the Events Top 2 Overall Fundraisers and the Top Team Fundraiser.

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