Lace up your sneakers and get ready for a new Thanksgiving Day tradition. WhyHunger is teaming up with Run For Good, a new app linking physical fitness and charitable giving, to host the Race to Give Thanks, a virtual charity run on Thanksgiving Day! On November 26, at 9am ET, participants can run, walk or cycle 5.4 miles in honor of the 54 million Americans who face hunger, while raising critical funds to help end hunger for good!
In lieu of typical Thanksgiving fun runs, the Race to Give Thanks virtual run provides a safe and socially distanced opportunity for running enthusiasts to participate and raise funds for WhyHunger’s Hungerthon campaign, the annual holiday drive to solve hunger, raise awareness and build social justice for all.
The Run For Good app allows you to donate directly as well as solicit pledges from your friends and associates for each mile run (or walked/cycled). Run For Good was selected as a TechCrunch 20 Disruptors of 2020 and is available for iOS devices on the Apple App Store.
“With 54 million Americans facing hunger, the need to help raise awareness and funds to solve the hunger crisis is greater than ever. We are thrilled to launch the Race to Give Thanks in partnership with Run for Good to offer families an enjoyable and safe way to participate in their favorite fun run traditions, while giving them the opportunity to give back and make a difference,” said Noreen Springstead, executive director at WhyHunger. “The great thing about this event is that individuals of all fitness levels can get involved and participate to make this holiday season the most impactful one to date.”
“Run For Good is thrilled to provide a quick, easy and fun way for individuals and their friends to support WhyHunger,” commented Jim Conley, Co-Founder of Run for Good. “Our mission is to harness the power of one’s individual fitness activities like running, walking, or cycling to benefit others in need. This goal is especially relevant today when we are all looking to make a positive impact on our community and keep up our own physical fitness regimens.”
To participate in the Race to Give Thanks and raise funds to help end hunger for good and ensure everyone’s right to nutritious food, visit: Hungerthon.org/Race.
For more information about WhyHunger’s Hungerthon campaign which launched October 20 and runs through the holiday season visit www.hungerthon.org.