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The Race Against Hunger 5K Run/Walk (formerly known as the Walk Against Hunger) has become a beloved event in the Philadelphia region. Now in its 27th year, the Race continues to bring together the community for one cause: to strengthen food access across Philadelphia. This race is a fun, safe, family-friendly way for people of all ages to help those in need. For the first time since 2019, the Race Against Hunger will be held in person, and this year we are taking the Race to the Navy Yard! Can't walk or run with us on Saturday, September 30th? Complete our virtual Race by running, walking or biking whenever 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 free food programs such as food pantries and soup kitchens, and advocate for the bigger changes that will put an end to hunger.
ALL PARTICIPANTS AGES 4 AND OLDER WHO REGISTER BEFORE SEPTEMBER 14, 2023 WILL RECEIVE A FREE T-SHIRT WITH REGISTRATION! We will try to have official Race Against Hunger t-shirts for participants who register after September 12, but we cannot guarantee it.
Whether you are joining us in person or participating virtually, you’ll be able to pick up your shirt and race packet at one of our pick-up locations the week leading up to the Race Against Hunger.
*Free t-shirt applies only to participants residing in the United States.
Even if 5Ks aren’t your thing or you’re unable to attend, you can support our important work with a one-time or recurring donation.
8am - Check-in begins - If you haven't already gotten your t-shirt, race bib, and bag at one of our packet pickup days, check in to get everything you need
8:15am - Vincent Faust leads a warm-up for all runners and walkers
8:45am - Official start of the Race Against Hunger. Runners will start just before the walkers. Runners will be timed, so it's important to be on the line ready to go for the 8:45am start. Once you finish your run or walk, stick around for the awards ceremony, music, yard games and some of the other fun things we have planned.
9:00am - Starting Line closes. (All runners and walkers must have started by 9am at the latest.)
9:30am - Awards ceremony for the runners
12pm - End of the Race Against Hunger
We will be providing a shuttle for those arriving at NRG Station. The shuttle will run from 7:15am - 1pm. For anyone driving to the Race Against Hunger, we have secured a free parking lot at the corner of 13th St. and Intrepid Ave., and there is plenty of street parking available. See the map below.
See the map below for the official 5K course! Runners will be timed, and we will announce the runners who come in first, second and third. Water will be provided along the course by Highmark Wholecare. For any walkers who do not want to do the entire 5K course, we will have signage indicating when to turn around to complete a 1 mile course. This will be at the intersection of 13th St. and Admiral Peary Way.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the 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:
*Interested in sponsoring the Race Against Hunger? Check out our sponsorship packages, and join us in our mission to ensure all Philadelphians have the food they need to live healthy lives.
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