The Hunger Run

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Can I download a paper application I can print? I prefer to send a check.
A: A printable registration form can be found on the registration page after October 1.
Q: Do you have promotional fliers that our organization may use to encourage involvement?
A: Yes. They can be found on the downloads page.
Q: We want to volunteer as a group. Is it possible for us to sign up as a group so that we may all volunteer together?
A: Yes. Please email [email protected] or call 509.534.6678 for more information.
Q: Can our organization set up a booth at the event?
A: While we are not setting up booths at this time, you can add an item to the swag bag for $200. We also welcome sponsorships. Contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.
Q: Can I walk the whole way?
A: Of course! Take your time. Enjoy the sights!
Q: Are you accepting design submissions for the T-shirt?
A: No.
Q: How much of my registration fee goes to Second Harvest and UGM?
A: Once event costs are covered, all proceeds (registration fees, sponsorships and donations) are split evenly between the meal programs at Second Harvest and UGM. Last year, the net proceeds of the Hunger Run amounted to more than $19,000 to feed the hungry in the Inland Northwest.
Q: Is there an address to which I can send a contribution check?
A: Please send checks and any paper registration forms to Union Gospel Mission, 1224 E Trent Ave., Spokane, WA 99202. Be sure to write “The Hunger Run” on the memo line.
Q: Can I register multiple people? Do I have to sign a waiver for them?
A: Our online registration provider, Eventbrite, allows you to register and sign waivers for multiple people. If you’re mailing in registration forms, please submit a form for each runner (you can write one check for all fees).
Q: Can I call to register?
A: No. Please visit our registration page to register online or download a paper form to mail in. Registration opens October 1.
Q: Is this a trail run or a road race?
A: The course is an asphalt stretch along the Centennial Trail.
Q: Do children under a certain age run for free?
A: We recommend registering all participants who are walking or running the course so they can enjoy the benefits of the race experience (T-shirt, post-race snacks, bib, etc.). Infants in strollers do not need to be registered.
Q: I will not be able to attend the race. Can I give my packet to someone else?
A: No. Race registrations are not transferrable, refundable or deferrable.
Q: Can a designated person pick up multiple race packets or does each individual need to pick up their own?
A: We encourage families and groups to send one representative to pick up all their packets.
Q: Will there be race-day registration?
A: Yes, registration will be available at Plante’s Ferry Park near the starting line. We encourage pre-registration, however, because late registrants won’t get a T-shirt.
Q: Where can I access the photos taken on the course? Are they available for purchase?
A: Photos will be available for purchase after the race at
Q: Are pets allowed on the course?
A: For the safety of all involved, please leave your pets at home.