Pure Fitness United Run for the Hungry

| November 2, 2012 | 0 Comments

Thanksgiving Day 10K/5K/ Run/Walk

Jewish Family Service and the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank are teaming up for the eleventh annual

Participants of the 2011 Run for the Hungry prepare for the fun to begin.

sponsored by Pure Fitness.

The 10K/5K (6.2 mile/3.1 mile) run/walk takes place on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at Broadway Circle, in front of Horton Plaza, and makes its way through San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District and East Village. The 10K starts at 7:10 a.m. and the 5K starts at 8:15 a.m. The early start times ensure that runners finish with plenty of time to return home and prepare Thanksgiving dinner.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and Jewish Family Service’s Food Assistance programs, both of which support individuals and families in need throughout San Diego County.

Race sponsor, Michael London of Pure Fitness said, “I can’t think of a better way to start off Thanksgiving morning than giving back to the community before sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner.”

Race organizers are inviting participants to wear their zaniest Thanksgiving-themed costumes. Officials expect a large number of runners and walkers to dress in turkey, pilgrim, and pumpkin outfits which will add to the Thanksgiving holiday spirit.

Michael Hopkins, CEO of Jewish Family Service, added, “More than 446,000 people in San Diego County live in poverty and face the threat of hunger every day. Many are elderly, homebound, and isolated. Our Foodmobile program delivers hot, nutritious meals to people in need who can’t access other nutritional services and depend on our daily meal delivery. Our Hand Up Youth Food Pantry holds distributions throughout the city including onsite at military bases. Together, with the Food Bank, the United Run for the Hungry helps bring the issue of hunger to the forefront.”

To register online for this event visit www.unitedrunforthehungry.org. Participants can register on the day of the event. Registration for the 10K closes at 7:00 a.m. and registration for the 5K closes at 7:45 a.m.

Late registration and packet pick up is available on Sunday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Monday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Westfield Horton Plaza Shopping Center, 324 Horton Plaza, in the Food Court.

For additional information about the event title sponsor, Pure Fitness, visit www.purefitness.com.

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