Feeding South Florida To Host Annual Outrun Hunger 5K At Okeeheelee

Feeding South Florida — the leading hunger-relief organization in South Florida — will host its annual Palm Beach County Outrun Hunger 5K at Okeeheelee Park on Saturday, Sept. 23 in celebration of Hunger Action Day, which also takes place on Sept. 23.

Runners, families and community leaders of all ages will come together to take steps in the beautiful Okeeheelee Park, located at 7715 Forest Hill Blvd., to raise funds 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.

Outrun Hunger race day check-in opens at 6:30 a.m., and the 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. After the race, an awards ceremony and a raffle will take place. Participants can join the event as an individual or a team and conduct online fundraising prior to race day.

The cost for registration is $25. Registration with a t-shirt is $40. Registration as a Hunger Hero is $25. Register today at www.feedingsouthflorida.org/events.

Feeding South Florida is a member of the Feeding America network and is the leading hunger-relief organization serving Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. Providing support for 25 percent of the state’s food insecure population, its mission is to end hunger in South Florida by providing immediate access to nutritious food, leading hunger and poverty advocacy efforts, and transforming lives through innovative programming and education.

Feeding South Florida has served more than 1.1 million individuals through direct-service programs and a local network of more than 350 nonprofit and community partners. Visit www.feedingsouthflorida.org or call (954) 518-1818 for more information.