This Chico tradition brings families, friends, and neighbors together in a way that only a run for a cause can – thinking of others on a day of Thanksgiving. While this year will look different due to COVID-19 as we follow CDC and City of Chico event guidelines, the tradition will continue!
On Thanksgiving morning we will gather on social media as our event emcee announces the "shotgun start” for the run. You choose your own 5K course in your neighborhood or on a favorite trail wearing your Run for Food attire. You can run, walk, stroll, or some combination thereof! Our social media gathering will be in full swing as we livestream interviews with race participants, give shout outs to participants posting their Run for Food on social media and offer prizes throughout the morning.
Claim your coveted Run for Food T-shirt by registering by November 1. Then Thanksgiving week, bring your crew to our Drive Through Packet Pickup Celebration (Tuesday and Wednesday) where you will pick up your T-shirts, snacks and run bibs and take photos under our Run for Foodstarting arch at a safe and healthy distance! The fun will continue with a chance to win prizes and giveaways from our event sponsors!
Work up your Thanksgiving Day appetite and join us for the 15th Annual Run for Food. Be sure to tag us as you sign up, share and run! #runforfoodchico #5kmyway
Run for Food Beneficiary and History
This is a milestone year and we can’t wait to continue this Chico tradition with you. With your help – we can make it the most memorable year yet. And, as always, your funds make a difference in our community through supporting the Jesus Center which not only provides food to the hungry, but helps bring those suffering from isolation into community integration through transitional housing and vocational training programs. Help us reach our goal to showcase #everystreet in Butte County during the 2020 Run for Food!
The Chico Run for Food started out in 2006 with just over 1000 participants and now the event brings together 5000 participants each year along with 75 businesses and 200 volunteers for a true community-wide event.
Registration opens September 1