Utah Food Bank hosts fun-run for hungry Utahns

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The Utah Food Bank is hosting it’s 12th annual Utah Human Race on November 23rd. This is one of the largest 5K/10K events in the state. All proceeds benefit the Utah Food Bank. 

Last year, close to 5,000 people participated in this family-friendly event. This year, the Utah Food Bank hopes to get 6,000 participants. If they reach this goal, the food bank will be able to provide 1 meal for 392,000 Utahns. 

1 in 6 Utah kids will likely miss a meal today due to lack of resources and 392,000 Utahns are unsure where their next meal is coming from. During the last fiscal year, the Utah Food Bank distributed 38.1 million pounds of food. That is the equivalent of 31.8 million meals for Utahns in need. They also provide food to a statewide network of 141 emergency food pantries and agencies. 

Anyone of any age who runs at any speed are welcome to join the race! The race will take place at the Draper Spectrum (VF Outlet). The 10K begins at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K begins at 8:00 a.m. Registration closes on November 20th at noon. There is no same-day registration. All racers must come to the Utah Food Bank at 3150 South 900 West to pick up race shirts and packets on November 22nd. There will be no same-day race shirt distribution. The registration fee is $20 per person for the 5K and $25 per person for the 10K. This year, the Presenting Sponsor of the event is Cameron Construction and the Gold Sponsors are Discover and U of U Health. 

Along with with Utah Human Race, the Utah Food Bank hosts an annual Holiday Food and Fund Drive from October 15th – January 15th to help stock the shelves of the Utah Food Bank and emergency food pantries statewide. On average, over 500 community groups and businesses across the state register food drives across the state of Utah. The Holiday Food & Fund Drive is sponsored by Cherry Creek Media, Delta Air Lines, Harmons, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah, Riverton Chevrolet and Wells Fargo.

Register for the race or find out more information at UtahHumanRace.org or www.utahfoodbank.org.

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