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Thanksgiving Morning, November 28th, 2024


12 and under only $15!

5K Run

$15 - $35 11/28 8:00AM PST
Events: Adult 5K Run Kids 5K Run
12 and under only $15!

2 Mile Walk

$15 - $35 11/28 8:00AM PST
Events: Adult 2 Mile Walk Kids 2 Mile Walk
12 and under only $15!

Virtual Runs

$15 - $35 11/28 8:00AM PST
Adult 5k and Kids Race, price includes shipping
Ages 4-10 Only

Kids Race

$15 11/28 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.


Downtown Garden Plaza, Visalia, CA


Visalia Emergency Aid Council’s (VEAC) Race Against Hunger is on the most thankful day of the year, and we are so thankful to YOU for joining us!

Our Race Against Hunger is now recognized as the largest timed Thanksgiving 5K Run in the Central Valley. With over 5,000 participants, we celebrate this family-friendly event as we enter our 20th Anniversary! The Race Against Hunger is more than a race - it's part of our community! As a participant, you'll not only join thousands of runners & walkers from the Central Valley, but you will be able to say that YOU are helping Visalia Emergency Aid Council ensure that NO child goes to bed hungry in Tulare County.

By participating in our race, you're directly contributing to our mission of keeping our pantry shelves stocked with nutritious foods and snacks for families with children, seniors, and veterans. All funds raised go straight to our food pantry programs, ensuring that households in need are connected with the food resources they require. Step by step, this race is making a tangible difference in our community!

Event Details

Where:  Garden Street Plaza (Main St. & Garden) in Downtown Visalia

When: 5K Run & 2 Mile Walk starts at 8:00 AM SHARP! (We recommend getting there at 7:00 AM as parking might be tricky!) 

Kid's Race: 7:30 AM Sharp! ( Parents, please have your child at the start line by 7:15 AM)

The day of packet pickup: 6:30 AM to 7:45 AM. We will not hold the race for you to get your bib and shirt, so please get there early as lines can be long! 

CLICK HERE for information regarding Pets, strollers, etc.


Price Increase 1: Adult registrations will increase by $5 on November 1st, 2024

Price Increase 2: Adult registrations will increase an additional $5 on Thanksgiving Morning, November 28, 2024

*standard processing fees will be applied at time of check out


Kids ages 4-10 are always $15!

Packet Pickup

Visalia Rawhide: 300 N Giddings St, Visalia, CA 93291 / Street Entrance

Dates & Times TBD


2024 T-Shirt

Check out our new 20th Anniversary T-shirt! Long-sleeve options available at an additional cost

Create or Join a Team

Race Against Hunger teams are groups of extraordinary people who come together to support our mission! YOU can create your own team of 5 more more members for your business, organization, school, club, or even family! Teams can consist of members doing any of our events (runners, walkers, kid's racers, etc.)!


To create a new team, CLICK HERE! Or, you will be given the option to create or join a team when you complete your registration!


Did you know you can stretch your race registration to do even more for our community?!  When you sign up for our 20th Annual Race Against Hunger, you can 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 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 the week after the race)

Virtual Race Option

Are you out of town for the holidays, prefer to run or walk from any location, or not ready for in-person racing? Our virtual Run/Walk options can be done from anywhere!

Click HERE to learn more about the Virtual Race

Race Contact Info

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

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