Feeding South Florida To Host Outrun Hunger 5K Sept. 24 At Okeeheelee

On Saturday, Sept. 24, Feeding South Florida, the leading domestic hunger-relief organization in South Florida, will host its annual Outrun Hunger 5K in Palm Beach County in celebration of Hunger Action Month. Returning in-person to Okeeheelee Park, hundreds of runners, families and community leaders of all ages will come together to take steps to raise money and awareness to end hunger in South Florida.

Hunger Action Month, a nationwide initiative created by Feeding America, takes place throughout September and is designed to raise awareness about the issue of hunger in America and inspire others to take action toward ending it. Throughout the month, Feeding South Florida will offer a range of events and activities to encourage South Florida residents to “go orange” and engage in various hunger relief efforts.

Currently, Feeding South Florida is serving more than 1.1 million individuals through its network of partner agencies, Mobile FARMacy, choice pantries, home delivery meal program and distributions across its service area.

Registration for Outrun Hunger opens at 6:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. After the race, an award ceremony and a raffle will take place. The cost for registration is $20, and $35 with a t-shirt. Sign up to be a Hunger Hero for $250.

Participants can join the event as an individual or a team. Medals will be given for the top three places in each age category and overall best times for males and females. Those not participating in the race can also support the organization by creating a personalized fundraising page. To create a customized fundraising page, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org/peertopeer. Runners and walkers can also create a custom fundraising page during registration.

For more information, and to register, participants can visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org/outrunhungerpbc.

Event sponsorships and in-kind donations are available. For more information, contact Emily Brown at (954) 518-1818, ext. 1863, or events@feedingsouthflorida.org.

For more information about Feeding South Florida’s participation in Hunger Action Month, and how to be a part of the effort to end hunger in South Florida, visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org/hunger-action-month.