Sun August 1 - Sat August 14 Williamston, MI 48895 US



Williamston, MI US 48895

Reasons to Run

We are willing to bet that many of you have one very real reason for why you run a race. It is simple, you are a runner, loving to run a race is personal. You want to run your best race because of how it makes you feel, that incredible rush of accomplishment for striving to do your personal best! 

For us, at Weekend Survival Kits, the "reasons to run” are different. Having sustained our commitment to the thousands of kids we serve over the past year is very personal! While we rarely get to meet the individual kids we serve, through their teachers and sometimes their parents we know their stories: 

  • Their real pangs of hunger. 
  • Their insecurity about when the next meal will be.
  • The anxiety about empty cupboards at home over the weekend
  • The challenge to focus on their studies when they are hungry.
  • The struggle to simply keep up with their peers.

These are the reasons we run the Hunger Heroes Race and continue each day to find more ways to do better at Giving Hope to Hungry Kids. It is our sincere hope that this is reason enough for you to run your best race or even your first run/walk. Will you do it for the kids?

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Proceeds from the race will go to: Weekend Survival Kits - mobilizing communities to provide food on the weekends to children in grades K-5 who may otherwise go hungry, ultimately helping remove barriers to academic success. Would you believe that 1 out of 5 school children go home from school on Friday worried about what they will have for food on the weekend?  $100 will feed 1 child for an ENTIRE school year! 


5K and 10K Run/Walk

Complete these races on a course of your choosing!  A great resource for planning your route is  Some popular places to run are: Hawk Island Park, MSU Campus, or if you are an associate at Jackson National or Delta Dental you could map your run for you and some co-workers on your beautiful corporate campus.  A 5K is 3.1 miles and a 10K is 6.2 miles.  Remember to submit your virtual results via the RESULTS tab to be added to the leader board!

Kid’s Extra Mile Fun Run

This fun event is for kids 12 and under.  You too, can run 1 mile on a course of your choosing. (Ask your parents to help you choose a safe run site.  If you are local to Williamston, 1 mile is about 3 laps around McCormick Park.  Remember to submit your virtual results via the RESULTS tab to be added to the leader board!


Our Prizes are truly Grand this year!   Weekend Survival Kits was gifted two awesome prizes in hopes that the incentive to win will get us as many donations as possible, which supports our mission of “Giving Hope to Hungry Kids.”   If you wish to be entered to win the grand prizes, please follow all the instructions below.

  1. You must be registered as a racer to win.  Just registering earns you your first entry to the grand prize!
  2. Every $50 fundraised or donated (after your entry fee) will earn you an additional chance at the grand prize.
  3. The funds can be submitted as a DONATION, or you can BECOME A FUNDRAISER during the registration process. Create your own fundraiser and share your personalized fundraiser link with family and friends! 


Weekend Survival Kits is excited to announce our 10th Annual Hunger Heroes Race Series for 2021!  

Join us between Sunday, August 1st and Saturday, August 14th for our annual Hunger Heroes Race Series         

To be safe, once again this year the race will be VIRTUAL - this means that you can run or walk at your own pace, at your own place! 

Here is how it works...

Step 1. Register to Run/Walk the virtual race.  Select BECOME A FUNDRAISER if you would like to raise additional funds to help feed hungry kids, or you can simply DONATE. For every $50 you raise or donate, you will earn an additional entry to win an amazing GRAND PRIZE!  Scroll up to learn more.

Step 2. Run/Walk the distance on your own, on a course of your choosing between Aug. 1st and 14th and then submit your time to be added to the RESULTS leader board.  Click the RESULTS tab on the top of this page, then click the button that says SUBMIT VIRTUAL RESULTS. 

Step 3. Pick up your t-shirt (if registered by 7/19) at the Old Nation Brewery parking lot (1500 W. Grand River Ave., Williamston, MI 48895) on Sunday, August 1st between 3:00pm and 6:00pm.  If you are unable to pick up your shirt in person, we can ship it to you in the US for a fixed $7.95 fee.  Be sure to select this option when you register.  If you register between 7/20 and 8/1 and are local to Williamston, you can pick your shirt at our office in downtown Williamston after the 14th OR feel free to select the option to have the shirt shipped to you and we will ship it out after the race. 

Step 4.  Check your email and our social media pages on Facebook  and Instagram (@weekendsurvivalkits) to see if you are a lucky prize winner!  Winners will be drawn and announced by Wednesday, August 18th.


SAVE YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL!  You can manage your registration and fundraiser from the links in the confirmation emails.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Grand Prize Rules

Weekend Survival Kits staff and members within their household are not eligible to win.  Multiple fundraisers/grand prize entries within the same household are allowed. The Peloton will be ordered when we have a verified winner from the drawing.  The Peloton bike will be delivered directly to the winner/new owner from the manufacturer. Weekend Survival Kits will coordinate the sign-up for the One Year Membership for the Peloton upon your receipt of the bike. You will be updated on the expected date of arrival to your home.  Should you wish to receive the Cash Value instead of the bike you will be asked to notify Jeff Gorsline, Executive Director of Weekend Survival Kits and will be expected to sign a release of liability letter in either case (Peloton or Cash).


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