Thanksgiving Morning, November 23rd, 2023 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 (VEA) “Race Against Hunger” is on the most thankful day of the year, Thanksgiving Morning!   Leaves are changing colors, the weather is cooling down, and yes, the perfect running/walking weather arrives. 

Our 19th Annual “Race Against Hunger” is the largest 5K run in the Central Valley.  This race continues to bring our community together for one cause: to strengthen food access in Tulare County.  The race is a fun, safe, family-friendly way for people of all ages to help those in need.  All funds raised go directly to our food pantry programs that connect households with the food resources they need.

VEAC’s Food Pantry assures our community we will be here to provide supplemental, nutritious groceries for families, (2300 children) seniors, and veterans monthly and during the holiday season.  Step by step this race is giving back to its community.

Event Details

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

When: The 5K Run / 2 Mile Walk kicks off at 8:00 AM SHARP! (We recommend getting there at 7:30 AM as parking might be tricky!) 

Kid's Race: The kid’s Race will start at 7:30 AM Sharp!

Pets: Unfortunately, NO pets are allowed due to insurance purposes. 

Have more questions? See our page of FAQs 

Early Bird Special

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

Price Increases

Prices increase $5.00 on 11/1 and again on Thanksgiving Morning, (November 23)

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

The “Race Against Hunger” team is a group of extraordinary people who come together to support the Visalia Emergency Aid Food Pantry. Your team must consist of a minimum of 5 members or more, no maximum limit, and a team can be comprised of participants representing a company, school, family, or any other group. 

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 19th Annual Race Against Hunger, you will have the opportunity 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

Race Contact Info

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


Downtown Garden Plaza, Visalia, CA

2023 T-Shirt



Downtown Garden Plaza, Visalia, CA

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