Starting November 24th 2022 Directions


12 and under only $15!

5K Run

8:00AM PST
Events: Adult 5K Run Kids 5K Run
12 and under only $15!

2 Mile Walk

8:00AM PST
Events: Adult 2 Mile Walk Kids 2 Mile Walk
12 and under only $15!

Virtual Runs

8:00AM PST
Adult 5k and Kids Race, price includes shipping
Ages 4-10 Only

Kids Race

7:30AM PST - 7:45AM PST 1/4 Mi, 1/2 Mi & 3/4 Mi Distances. Kids Race Participants are automatically registered into the 5k Run as well.
Open to ages 4 - 10.


Visalia Emergency Aid Council’s (VEAC)  “Race Against Hunger” is on the most thankful day of the year!   Leaves are changing colors, weather is cooling down, and yes, the perfect running/walking weather arrives. 

Our 18th Annual “Race Against Hunger” is the largest 5K run in the Central Valley.  Our firm belief that no child should go to bed hungry has fueled our passion for over 90 years.  VEAC’s Food Pantry assures our community we will be here to provide supplemental, nutritious groceries for families with children, (2500) seniors and veterans during the holiday season.  Step-by-step this race is giving back to its community!

Event Details

Where: Our starting line is Garden Street Plaza (Garden & Main) in Downtown Visalia

When: The main event kicks off at 8:00am! (We recommend getting there at 7:30am as parking might be tricky!) 

Kid's Race: The kids race will start at 7:30am!

Have more questions? See our page of FAQs 

Early Bird Special

The first 200 registrants will recieve a special price of $30 for adults, after which the price will go up to $35.

Price Increases

Prices incresase by $5 on 11/10 and again on Thanksgiving Morning

Virtual Race Option

Out of town for the holiday, or not ready for in-person racing?

Click HERE to learn more about the Virtual Race

CREATE or JOIN a team.

Teams are a fun way to encourage friends, family, and co-workers to join on Thanksgiving morning.

When registering for the race you will be prompted if you want to Join an Existing Group/Team or Create New Group/Team

  • To join an existing team, you may choose one of the teams already created.
  • To create a new team, simply enter your team name at the prompt, and optionally, add a password that you will share with people you invite to join your team.

If you wish to create a team without participating, follow this link.



Did you know you can stretch your race registration to do even more good for our community?! When you sign up for our 18th Annual Race Against Hunger, you will be automatically registered to host a fundraiser. Don't want to participate? No worries, there's no obligation! However, we think you might be interested in our fun new fundraising incentives!

- Raise $100 = Your registration fee will be waived/refunded
- Raise $500 = Earn a $75 Downtown Visalia Gift Check redeemable at most all Downtown Visalia eateries and shops
- Raise $1,000 = Earn a $150 Amazon or Visa gift card
- Raise $2,500 = Earn a $300 Amazon or Visa gift card 

Sign up to "Host a Fundraiser" today! (*incentives will be given out after race day)

Packet Pickup

Walk-up Service

Sole to Soul
4241 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277
Friday November 18th

Saturday November 19th
Sunday November 20th
Monday November 21st
Tuesday November 22nd
If you are not able to come to one of our packet pick-up days, you can pick up your t-shirt and bib on race day from 6:30 AM – 7:45 AM under the registration tent. Look for the sign that says "pre-registration" and give them your name.  PACKET PICKUP WILL CLOSE AT 7:45 am & RACE WILL START AT 8:00 AM SHARP!! No exceptions…

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


Downtown Garden Plaza, Visalia, CA

2022 T-Shirt

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.




Downtown Garden Plaza, Visalia, CA

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