Thu October 8 - Tue December 15, 2020 Cumming, GA 30040 US
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Virtual 5K

$30 Registration ends December 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Virtual 1 Mile Fun Run

$25 Registration ends December 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
**SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT**

From 11/27 -11/30 a sponsor will donate $20 for every new registration or donation received of $30!

Where we are running!

We're looking for runners from all 50 states!  Be the 1st person to register from your state and get 50% refund of your registration fee.

Description

2019 RESULTS

 

Join us once more for the  3rd Annual Virtual Friendsgiving 5K for No Kid Hungry. Because of Covid19 we are making the race entirely virtual this year.   That means run/walk anytime and anywhere you wish between now and December 15, 2020

Attention all participants!  Raise any money in your fundraiser and you and your sponsor will be entered into a drawing for PRIZES! Drawing will be Held on December 17th @ 6:00 pm and winners will be notified by email.

Hello my name is Ann Marie Coan and I would like to share with you a startling statistic facing youngsters in America;

Last year 1 in 7 children lived with hunger daily, that’s 13 million children.  However in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, that number has increased to 1 in 4 children. 

No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.

Before this crisis, millions of hungry kids relied on school for food. For many, it was the only food they might get on a given day.
With many classrooms closed, schools and local nonprofits are struggling to reach kids with the meals they need. And with many parents out of work, more children in the United States may be facing hunger than ever before. So far this year, NKH sent nearly $27 million in emergency relief to hundreds of schools and community groups across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and Guam. These funds, and their hands-on guidance, are helping them serve some 10.8 million meals a day during this crisis.  See how they've helped your community here.

For the past 30 years, I have hosted an annual “Friendsgiving” party to raise money for children in need.  Over those years the parties grew as did the “Friendsgiving Family”.  Since 2014 we have raised over $35,000. 

This year we are hosting our 3rd annual 5K/1M race/walk to support our mission to help feed hungry kids.  We are hoping to recruit 200 “Friends” 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
.  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 10/6/20 - 12/15/20 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, and T-shirt

Share a picture of yourself dropping off donations to your local foodbank, or a copy of receipt of a monetary donation to be entered into a drawing for PRIZES!   

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!

 

 

Race Contact Info

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

Questions?
Every Kid. Healthy Food. Everyday

1 in 4 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.

Prizes - All Race Participants

All Race Participants Receive 

  • Participation Medal
  • *T-Shirt

Share a picture of yourself dropping off donations to your local foodbank, or a copy of receipt of a monetary donation to be entered into a drawing for PRIZES!   Email proof to friendsgiving5k@yahoo.com for entry into drawing.

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

Prizes - Participants who raise $100.00

Participants Who Raise $100.00 by the December 15, 2020 Receive

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

Participants who share a picture of them making a donation to their local food bank or pantry, or a receipt for monetary donation will receive a ticket to a drawing for PRIZES! Drawing will be held on December 17th and winners will be notified by email.  Just submit pictures to friendsgiving5k@yahoo.com. 

* 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 December 15, 2020 Receive

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

Participants who share a picture of them making a donation to their local food bank or pantry, or a receipt for monetary donation will receive a ticket to a drawing for PRIZES! Drawing will be held on December 17th and winners will be notified by email.  Just submit pictures to friendsgiving5k@yahoo.com. 

* 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 December 15, 2020 Receive

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

Participants who share a picture of them making a donation to their local food bank or pantry, or a receipt for monetary donation will receive a ticket to a drawing for PRIZES! Drawing will be held on December 17th and winners will be notified by email.  Just submit pictures to friendsgiving5k@yahoo.com. 

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

Prizes Fundraising

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

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