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The 18th Annual “Run to Feed the Hungry” is just around the corner….

November 1, 2011

By Heather Crivellone

November in Sacramento brings on cooler temperatures, gorgeous fall colors and an annual tradition that seems to grow year after year. With only three weeks to “prepare”, go ahead and lace up those jogging shoes, burn off those Halloween candy calories and get ready for the 18th Annual “Run to Feed the Hungry”.

The Run to Feed the Hungry race has become a family tradition for thousands of local residents. It is also one of the largest and respected races in the United States….with close to 27,000 participants each year!

On Thanksgiving morning (November 24th), join others at the entrance to the Sacramento State Campus and choose between the 5K or 10K courses to run/walk through the beautiful tree-lined streets of East Sacramento.

All proceeds from the race will benefit the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services (SFBFS).  This is the largest fundraiser for the SFBFS and if you are not familiar with the organization, click here to find out about the amazing things that they accomplish each year. Besides offering food assistance, clothing, baby supplies and more to local in need residents, they also offer adult education, daycare and a youth academy to those families who are in need of such assistance.

The organization does wonderful things for the community and with the help of the thousands of volunteers and participants in the annual Run to Feed the Hungry, they can continues to offer these great programs.

So, if you would like to participate or help out at this annual run, register online and/or contact the SFBFS to volunteer. I have done this run for several years and am looking forward to having my children join me this year (strollers are welcome).

I can’t think of a better way to start our my Thanksgiving holiday…my family, the beautiful colors of fall in East Sacrament, a chance to give back to my community and burn some calories before the turkey feast begins!

We hope to see you and your family out there on Thanksgiving morning… and with any luck, it will also become a family tradition in your home.

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