A Note from Hunger Run Race Director Carrie Horton
As a race director, running coach and runner of many years, I was preparing for just another race experience as we set up for our inaugural Hunger Run last year. Lists were checked and double-checked, racers were getting ready, and most importantly, we were raising money for two very worthy organizations: Second Harvest Food Bank and Union Gospel Mission.
We had exceeded our participant goal by several hundred runners. All was going as expected. As runners crossed the line, I wanted to hear their stories. Runner after runner and walker after walker seemed to tell a similar story. This was a family event and first time race for many. It changed people’s lives in ways I had not anticipated. So many never believed that they could complete a 5k but left that day knowing they could. The Hunger Run that day not only fed many people but also nurtured a love of running, fitness, family and community.
Whether you are a seasoned or beginning runner, walker, family or group of friends, we hope to see you out there on April 1st for a great community event! – Carrie