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The Michael and Wendy Hays’ Race to Feed the Hungry

November 26 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

We are so excited to be benefiting the Idaho Falls Community Food Basket again this year. It is a wonderful nonprofit organization that is able to turn $1 of donation into $5 worth of food for families in need in our community. We are grateful you are interested in supporting this cause! Click on the link below to find out more about the Community Food Basket.​

Included in the cost of registration is a commemorative t-shirt, chip timing during the race, a swag bag, a finisher’s medal, and a donation to The Idaho Falls Community Food Basket! If you are hoping to contribute even more to eliminating hunger in our area, 100% of the raffle money will be donated to the Food Basket.

Packet pickup will be on Wednesday, November 25th from 5-8 p.m. at the Waterfront at Snake River Landing. Food donations will be accepted there, but will not cover the registration fee as the Food Basket has asked us to focus on making a monetary donation. The Food Basket can make a dollar stretch much further than they can make cans of food stretch and we would like to make as big of a difference as possible. Raffle tickets for prizes donated by our wonderful sponsors will also be available for purchase during this time. All the money made from the raffle items will be donated directly to the Food Basket. Please be aware that the doors will not open until 4:00 p.m. Please do not come early as you will not be able to pick up your runner bag, t-shirt, timing chip or number until 4:00 p.m.

Festivities will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday the 26th, the morning of Thanksgiving Day. The starting line for both the 5k and 10k will be across the street from Bill’s Bike and Run (930 Pier View Drive) in Snake River Landing. There is plenty of parking for all participants and spectators behind Bill’s Bike and Run (which is the same parking area behind Buffalo Wild Wings). One of our fitness sponsors will be sponsoring our warm ups so check out their booth and tell them thank you if you get a chance. Raffle ticket purchases will be available before the race. Raffle prize winners will be drawn during the race. Please DO NOT plan to purchase raffle tickets after you have finished running. The winners will have already been drawn.

Check in at the timing booth after you complete your race. Awards will be given to the first three men and women to finish each race, as well the the fastest runner in each age group. There will be no official award ceremony so that everyone can get home and spend time with their families once they are done running. Please remember to see where you finished in your age group and visit the prize table if you won your age group. Even if you didn’t win your age group or overall prize, make sure to check in at the raffle table because you may have won something there.

We have interactive maps of the courses here:


Timeline of Events:

Wednesday, 11/25:

4-6 p.m.
– Packet pickup and raffle ticket purchase at the Waterfront at Snake River Landing.

Thursday, 11/26:

All events currently will take place at Snake River Landing, just across from Bill’s Bike and Run (930 Pier View Drive).
– Raffle Table will be open.
8:30 – 9 a.m.
– Race logistics, warm ups, raffle ticket purchase, etc.
9 a.m.
– 10k start
9:15 a.m.
– 5k start

Just as a reminder:

  • Raffle prize winners will be drawn while you are out running so purchase your tickets before the race
  • There will be no official awards ceremony

Last year we woke up to our course covered in snow! Please wear warm clothing before, during, and after the race as we can’t imagine frostbite on Thanksgiving would be much fun. We will have hand warmers available for everyone who would like them at the beginning of the race.

Food Basket Info Register Here


November 26
8:00 am - 10:00 am