Is this a timed race?

Yes, this race is timed!

Can I bring food donations?

Yes! You are wlecome to bring food donations to support local families in need this holiday season.

Where do I drop my food donations off?

Please bring donations with you the morning of the race, and drop them off with a Food Bank volunteer or staff member at the San Diego Food Bank's booth next. Just look for their famous red food drive barrels!

Can my dog participate?

Absolutely! Dogs are welcome to join their owners on either the 5K or 10K route. Please be sure to register them the morning of the race or before at the Packet Pickup Party on the Tuesday before. All dogs MUST be on a leash throughout the entire event.

What time does each race start?

We have two separate start times depending on which race you are registered to participate in. The 10K starts bright and early at 7:00 a.m. and the 5K is starts at 8:15 a.m.

What day is the race?

Every year, the annual San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K takes place in beautiful downtown San Diego every Thanksgiving morning.

How many miles is a 5K?

A 5K is 3.1 miles.

If this is your first 5K, here are some tips from to help get you ready!

How many miles is a 10K?

A 10K is 6.2 miles.

When and where can I pick up my registration packet and bib?

Race packets and bibs can be picked up at the Road Runner Clearance Store on Copley Drive in Kearny Mesa the Tuesday before Thanksgiving between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Can I pick up packets and bibs for family, friend or co-workers who have signed up but can’t make it to the expos?

Of course! Just be sure to have their full name available when you pick up your own.

Will the race be cancelled if it rains?

If it happens to rain, the race will continue as planned. Just please be sure to wear proper rainy day attire for a more comfortable experience.

Our family is participating in the run and we have small children. Are strollers allowed?

Of course! All we ask is that participants with strollers stage themselves at the back of each respective race to ensure the safety of all of our participants.

What if I would like to run the 10k solo and then walk the 5k with my family (or vice versa)? Is that allowed?

It is totally fine! You are, however, required to pay an additional race fee to participate in both races. Just make sure you pre-register for both races.

Do you have to run or is walking allowed?

Yes, you can! We just ask that those who choose to walk stage themselves behind the runners, so no one gets injured. Runners can also choose to participate in the 5k, if they would like. They just need to stage themselves in the front.

If I originally signed up for the 10k, but decided that morning I would prefer to do the 5k, what do I need to do? Can I switch?

Absolutely! There is no price difference between the 5k and 10k entry fee; however, we do ask that you visit the “Problem Desk” in the registration area to make it official.

Where will race times and results be posted?

A link to race times and results will be posted here on our offiical Run for the Hungry website and will be immediately available to participants post-run.

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