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Race Against Hunger

Saturday, September 30, 2023 Philadelphia, PA 19112 US RaceJoy Ready


5K Run

8:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

5K Walk

8:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT


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.

Free T-Shirt with Registration

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. 

How to Donate

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.


Navy Yard Marine Parade Grounds
4747 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA US 19112

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Timeline for the Day Of the Race Against Hunger

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

Parking and Transportation

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.

5K Course

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.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

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 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

Sponsoring The Race Against Hunger

*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.

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors














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