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Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 10 AM Start Columbus, OH 43215 US Directions


Please join us on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Scioto Audubon Metro Park to participate in The Hunger Run 5K and help chase hunger out of Central Ohio! 

We are hosting the 5th Annual Hunger Run 5K in support of Neighborhood Services Inc. (NSI), a local food pantry and resource center located right here in Columbus, Ohio. Our goal is to spread awareness about hunger and food insecurity in central Ohio, bring the community together, and raise money for Neighborhood Services Inc.

Did you know that 12.6% of Franklin County residents are food insecure, nearly 1 in 5 Ohio children live in food-insecure households, and Ohio ranks #1 in food insecurity in the Midwest? These are just a few of the many reasons why Neighborhood Services Inc. is so important. NSI was started in 1965 through the workings of 12 different churches in the Columbus area and has been serving the University District and surrounding zip codes since its creation. NSI provides a variety of services to help support the community and reduce the effects of economic inequality and food insecurity in Columbus. Some of their initiatives include their food pantry, produce market, rent and utility assistance program, and special holiday programs.

Every dollar raised for NSI provides FOUR meals, which means that by participating in The Hunger Run 5K you will help provide over 100 meals. In 2023, NSI served 1,509,791 meals to 96,827 individuals! This FUNdraiser has the ability to help feed even more well-deserving families and Columbus residents who are in need. We would love for you to join us in person (or virtually, if preferred) this April. Sign up today to walk or run, have some fun, and help race hunger out of Columbus!

Special pricing for those aged 23 and younger a $10 discount is automatically applied at checkout. 

Connect with us on social media and share your training selfies! We're on Facebook and Instagram!


  • Starting at $30
  • $35 starting on February 6
  • $40 starting on March 6
  • $45 starting on March 23

Join Us For Our After-Party!

When: April 6, 2024 at 11:45 AM (immediately following the presentation of race awards)

Where: Antiques on High (714 S. High St. Columbus, OH 43206)

$1 from every beer and Kitty Paw purchase will be donated to NSI. Just mention the fundraiser when ordering. Please RSVP for the after-party here.

Additional Race Information

Early Packet Pickup

Stop by Neighborhood Services Inc. (1950 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH, 43201) on Wednesday, April 3 (9a-3p), Thursday, April 4 (9a-3p), or Friday, April 5 (9a-3p) to pick up your race gear. Race day pickup is also available near the start/finish line at Scioto Audubon Metro Park on April 6 beginning at 9:00a.


There is ample parking at Scioto Audubon Metro Park (400 W Whittier St 43215) near the start/finish line. As you enter the park, turn right on Maier Place from Whittier and head for the water tower!

Course Map

Here is the 5K course map for The Hunger Run!

In-Person Race Day Timeline

  • 9:00a - Race day check-in begins near the start/finish line - please note that there is no race day registration!
  • 10:00a - The Hunger Run 5K is underway!
  • 11:00a - Awards presentation near the start/finish line


All finishers will receive a finisher medal. Special awards will be provided for the top three overall male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female finisher in each of the following age groups: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 & over. 


With your registration fee, you will receive the following: a Hunger Run race t-shirt, a Hunger Run medal, and a Hunger Run race bib number. 

About the Organizers 

NSI Food Pantry responds to the ill effects of poverty in Central Ohio by providing food and material assistance to persons in need. NSI strives to improve the quality of life in our community by compassionately and respectfully serving our neighbors.

What is a Virtual Race? (for those participating virtually)

Steps To Complete A Virtual Race

Step 1: Sign up

Sign up for the Hunger Run here, and drop some extra in the bucket for Neighborhood Services, Inc. while you're there!

Step 2: Train

Train to get in shape for your race. Listen to your body and be smart. Looking for a group to connect with to keep you motivated throughout your training cycle? Check out the Rally Columbus group on Facebook, it's full of cheer and motivation to keep you rolling through race day.

Step 3: Participate

Get out during the event time frame (April 6-14) and participate in your race. Choose a safe course, socially distance properly as the current regulations dictate, and have some fun! Share your race photos to the results page when you submit your results.

Step 4: Report

After you've completed your race, you can report your results right from the website's results page. See our How To Report Results page on the site for details.

Race Contact Info

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