Rise Against Hunger Fights Global Hunger with Second Annual Virtual 5K/10K Race

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Rise Against Hunger, the international hunger nonprofit organization, is hosting a second annual virtual 5K/10K race that supports its work to end hunger.

Originally launched in 2020, this year’s virtual 5K/10K, happening from May 21-23, 2021, has been revamped under the new name Rise & Stride™️.

The Rise & Stride™️ race distances have special significance. A large percentage of the people that Rise Against Hunger serves are children facing food insecurity. On average, these children in remote, last-mile communities walk 5 kilometers to school and back each day, where they receive nutritious Rise Against Hunger meals packaged by volunteers from around the world. The Rise & Stride™️ Race to End Hunger’s 5K and 10K distances honor these journeys.

“When children are nourished, they are empowered and prepared to learn,” said Payton Docheff, Rise Against Hunger’s Marketing & Fundraising Specialist and a key organizer of this year’s race. “By participating in the race, people are not only supporting Rise Against Hunger’s work to end hunger; they are also encouraging children’s opportunities for education, empowerment and bright futures worldwide!”

People across the country are participating in the race during May 21-23, choosing their preferred race time, location and terrain. After registering online, participants download the Rise & Stride app from the Google Play or Apple stores to log their 5K or 10K distance. Each registration fee supports Rise Against Hunger’s work to address world hunger, a crucial issue that has increased due to the pandemic.

Rise Against Hunger’s first 5K/10K race last year had over 700 racers participating nationwide and around the world, and this year’s race is on track to also have a big impact for the families and communities facing food insecurity that Rise Against Hunger serves. As of May 11, the Rise & Stride™️ race had raised over $94,000 to support its mission through participant registrations, peer-to-peer fundraising and sponsorships.

Rise & Stride™️ will be an annual, signature event from Rise Against Hunger moving forward, continuing to offer people the opportunity to get involved – no matter where they live – in the work to end global hunger.


About Rise Against Hunger
Rise Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization, is growing a global movement to end hunger by empowering communities, nourishing lives and responding to emergencies. With locations across the U.S. and five international offices, the organization provides immediate nourishment for those facing hunger today and implements sustainable solutions that will lift entire communities for years to come. Rise Against Hunger has facilitated volunteer meal packaging of more than 540 million meals to be distributed to countries around the world. To find out more about Rise Against Hunger’s efforts to end hunger worldwide, please visit http://www.riseagainsthunger.org.

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