Run for Food is a great way to start a day of feasting, according to a press release from event organizers. The 3.1 mile course allows for families to spend the morning giving back to those in need. No food is collected at the event.
The 9th annual Thanksgiving Day Run for Food event is now open for online registrations. The family-friendly event will begin at 8:45 a.m. sharp at the College of the Siskiyous football stadium in Weed, then winds through the Bear Trail and back. The annual event benefits Siskiyou Food Assistance, which provides emergency food for over 700 families in South Siskiyou County.
Run for Food is a great way to start a day of feasting, according to a press release from event organizers. The 3.1 mile course allows for families to spend the morning giving back to those in need. No food is collected at the event. Spectators may make cash donations, purchase shirts or raffle tickets. Registered participants will receive three free raffle tickets for many area gifts.
Registration fee for participants 12 years and up is $20. Children 6-11 years of age are free, but encouraged to register (still free) to qualify for medals.
Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age/gender category.
Event t-shirts are $20 with five styles available. This year, the shirts will be “lime shock” color with black logo. Adult long sleeve 50/50 cotton blend, men’s and women’s long or short sleeve nylon technical shirts can all be ordered. Some may be available at the event on a first come, first-served basis.
This year’s logo was designed by Jody Pearson, a junior at Weed High School.
“Jody has volunteered with SFA several times, and was excited to do this for us,” said event coordinator Denise Spayd. “We are proud to have her participate in this process.” Paul Palfini of Palfini Graphics took Jody’s design and created an interesting digital image.
“Paul has sponsored the event since it began, and we appreciate his creative work and attention to detail,” said Spayd.
Registration can be completed online at www.siskiyoufoodassistance.org or pick up a paper registration form at Sportsmen’s Den in Mount Shasta or Dawson Wreath Barn in Weed. Completed registrations and payment may also be submitted at those locations. Alternatively, paper registrations can also be mailed to SFA, PO Box 96, Weed CA 96094.
Registration can also be done when checking in at the following events:
• In Weed on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at SFA Pantry, 780 S. Davis Ave. from 1 to 3 p.m.
• In Mount Shasta on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at Sportsmen’s Den, 100 Chestnut St.
• In Weed on race day: Thursday, Nov. 28, at COS, 800 College Ave., from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.
For questions about the event or to volunteer, contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (530) 408-6115 or www.siskiyoufoodassistance.org. You can also visit the event on Facebook at Weed Run for Food.