Starting November 25th 2021 Directions
12 and under only $15!

5K Run

$15 - $30 11/25 8:00AM PST
Price increases $5 on November 22nd, 2021
12 and under only $15!

2 Mile Walk

$15 - $30 11/25 8:00AM PST
Price increases $5 on November 22nd, 2021
12 and under only $20!

Tough Turkey Challenge

$20 - $40 11/25 8:00AM PST
3.1 miles too easy for you? Grab a pumpkin & crush out your 3.1 miles to complete the Tough Turkey Challange! Price increases $5 on November 22nd, 2021
12 and under only $15!

Virtual Runs

$15 - $30 11/25 8:00AM PST
Adult 5k and Kids Race, price includes shipping
Ages 4-10 Only

Kids Race

$15 11/25 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.

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!

Early Registration

The first 200 who sign up will have the option to receive an extra beanie included with your race packet

Downtown Garden Plaza, Visalia, CA

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

Click HERE to learn more about the Virtual Race



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.

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.


Packet Pickup
Visalia Emergency Aid’s “Race Against Hunger” will once again offer a drive-thru service for packet pick-up!  This service was so successful last year, and our participants absolutely loved it!

Walk-up Service

Sole to Soul
4241 S. Mooney Blvd.
Visalia, CA 93277
Friday November 19th

Saturday November 20th

Drive Thru Service

Visalia Emergency Aid Food Pantry
217 NE 3rd Ave
Visalia, CA 93291
Sunday November 21st
Monday November 22nd
Tuesday November 23rd
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 7am-8am under the registration tent. Look for the sign that says "pre-registration" and give them your name!
Race Contact Info

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Downtown Garden Plaza, Visalia, CA

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