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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 17th 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!
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
3.1 miles too easy for you? Add on the pumpkin option and prepare for an extra challenge! Grab a pumpkin, crush out your 3.1 miles, and earn a scarf in addition to your normal race swag for completing the Tough Turkey Challange!
While not a requirement by any means, share your photo at #veacturkeytrot21 when you post any photos on social media so the entire community can see!
There will also be a prize for the largest pumpkin carried in the race.
*while supplies last
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
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 17th 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)
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