The 26th Annual Race Against Hunger

Fri April 22 - Sun May 1 RaceJoy Ready

The Race Against Hunger 5K Run/Walk or Bike(formerly known as the Walk Against Hunger) has become a beloved event in the Philadelphia region. Now in its 26th year, the Race continues to bring together the community for one cause: to end hunger in the Greater Philadelphia area, one step at a time. This race is a fun, safe, family-friendly way for people of all ages to help those in need. This year's race will be held virtually, so you can run, walk or bike wherever is most convenient for you. Proceeds benefit the Coalition Against Hunger’s programs that connect households with the food resources they need through our SNAP (food stamp) Hotline; support food pantries and soup kitchens, and advocate for policies that create access to nutrition programs that prevent people from going hungry.

Free T-Shirt with Registration

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT WITH REGISTRATION!* Sign-up before April 1, 2022 to receive your t-shirt before Race Day!

*Free t-shirt applies only to participants residing in the United States. 



How to Donate

Unable to participate this year, but still want to help support? Please consider making a donation, here.

Refund Referrals

Take advantage of our referral program, powered by RunSignUp, and receive $10 off your registration fee! When you register for the Race Against Hunger, you'll receive a special link to share on Facebook, or you can use the link you receive by email to post/send to friends and family once you register. When you refer 5 friends that use your link to register, you'll get a refund of $10 credited back to the card you used to register for the race.*

To join the program, just follow the steps below.
1) Register for the Race Against Hunger 
2) Check your confirmation email or your RunSignUp account page to get your custom link. It will also ask you to share your link when completing registration.
3) Share your link with the world! 
* Refunds will apply to the amount you paid to register. No additional refund will be added if you refer more than 5 people.

Race Contact Info

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

Virtual Race FAQ
Virtual Racing FAQs related to the Race Against Hunger:

When you sign up to run the virtual Race Against Hunger, you may run at any time from when the race starts, April 22nd, 2022 at 8:30 a.m to when it concludes May 1st, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. That's the beauty of a virtual race! You can run, walk or bike any time, anywhere within the 10-day period. The virtual race results, and the ability to log your results, will be open on April 22nd. See below for more common virtual FAQs.

How Can I Participate in the Race Against Hunger?

Register at During the registration process, choose whether you would like to complete the 5K run or walk or if you would like to complete the bike ride. Biking is new to our race this year, and you can choose whatever distance works best for you and hopefully your riding buddies. All participants are strongly encouraged to fundraise to help us make the biggest impact, no matter your participation type. We will have suggested race courses for you to complete, but you are able to do the race whenever and whenever is most convenient for you between April 22, 2022 – May 1, 2022.

When Should I Complete the Race?

You can complete this ANYTIME you desire after the start date! Many participants will be running, walking or biking on the originally scheduled date/weekend, April 30th, 2022, but that’s the benefit of a virtual event. Only the RACE is virtual – the RUN is REAL, WHENEVER you choose to do it. Want to do it in the morning? That's fine! Not much of a morning person? You can run in the afternoon/evening time! 

Where Should I Complete the Race?

That is 100% your choice. You can run, walk or bike anywhere outside, whether it's the park or local neighborhood, OR take your miles to the treadmill or peloton! If you choose to participate outdoors, please ensure you're following all local guidelines for safety. The Kelly Drive Course can be found HERE, and it's enabled with the Race Joy app as well for runners. Once you start Race Joy, it will guide you through the real course with some fun motivation cheers along the way! Your friends and family can also track you on Race Joy as you run! In addition, you can use "Race Joy Anywhere" for the Race Against Hunger, which will allow you to use the app for your virtual race. When you use Race Joy (for anywhere or for the real course), your time/results will automatically post. 

Do I have to Download the Race Joy App for the Race?

Yes, you must use the Race Joy app in order to track and record your time for the race. Instructions on how to set up the Race Joy app on your mobile device can be found HERE.

How Do I Report my Time?

The virtual results submission link is active from April 22nd, 2022, to May 1st, 2022. Follow the prompts when you click "Submit Virtual Results" in the RaceJoy app. You don't have to submit a time; there is an option to just mark your race as complete. If you are biking and tracking your ride through Strava or any other app, send us your results by emailing

Are Times Verified?

No. For the virtual event, times reported are on the ‘honor system’. 

Will Results be Posted?

Yes! As more and more people submit their time, preliminary results will be on the RESULTS page of the website. 

Will Participants be Rewarded Based on Performance?

Not for the virtual race. Since participants are running in different locations, times, etc., we will not award anything based on performance.  

How Will I Get my Race Gear?

T-shirts will be sent through the mail and race bibs will be sent by email. Participants that register before April 1st are guaranteed to receive their t-shirt before race day. If you are a member of a team, all t-shirts will be given to the team leader for distribution. If your address associated with this race is outdated, EMAIL US IMMEDIATELY at We also recommend you update your profile too, but this will only affect FUTURE registrations. To see what address is associated with THIS Registration, go to, click the circle with the person in the upper right-hand corner, click [Profile]. There you should be able to see your address. To update your address for FUTURE registrations (not just for Coalition Against Hunger events, but any race that uses Run Sign Up), click the blue square in the upper right corner of the Main Account Information Box, change the address on file, then scroll down and click [Save].

How do I Create/Join a Team? 

If you would like to create a team, please email us at If you would like to join a team that is already created, email the team leader for the direct link to register, or be sure to choose the team you would like to join during the fundraiser portion of the registration process.

Will I be Responsible for my Own Registration Fee for A Team?

Yes, every team member must register and will be responsible for his or her own registration fee.


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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for The 26th Annual Race Against Hunger.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To
Our Sponsors/Partners

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors

And Thank You To Our Generous T-Shirt Sponsor, Who Wishes To Remain Anonymous!


*Interested in sponsoring the Race Against Hunger? Check out our sponsorship packages, and join us in our fight to end hunger! 


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