Race History

Race History

Run for the Hungry was created in 2002 by Michael London, then founder and CEO of PureFitness Athletic Clubs in San Diego. His vision was to have a premier event on Thanksgiving Day in Downtown San Diego that would benefit…


Dogs Welcome!

Want your furry companion to join you Thanksgiving morning for a brisk, morning walk or run? Register them! It costs $10, which includes a one-of-a-kind Run for the Hungry bandana for Sparky to wear throughout the race. Dogs can be registered…

Clients 22

Hunger in San Diego

Of San Diego County’s 3.1 million residents, 462,269 people live in poverty – that’s 15.1% of the population of San Diego County.* Of this number, 137,084 are children. These individuals face “food insecurity” which means that little or no food…

Runner's Corner


6 Simple Tips to Help You Prepare for the Run

by Toni Sarge, Development Assistant (San Diego Food Bank) Whether you are an avid runner, a “ranner” (used to be an avid runner), have never ran more than one mile in your entire life or consider yourself somewhere in between, the…

cropped food barrel

Donate food, fight hunger

Bring nutritious canned food to the San Diego Food Bank’s booth on race day and help fight hunger this holiday season!

Learn More

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.