Join Leah McLean Thanksgiving morning and "Give Back Before Giving Thanks"
The Walk to End Hunger is a fun, family-friendly 5K walk at the Mall of America. Make this an annual Thanksgiving tradition with your family and help raise awareness and financial support for hunger issues facing Twin Cities metro area residents. .
Inside the Mall of America ®
Thanksgiving Morning, Thursday, November 26, 2015
7:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Walk to End Hunger Schedule:
7:00 to 9:30 a.m. Open Registration located in Suite 402, 4th Level on the East Side (park in the East Parking Ramp and enter via the East Entrance)
7:15 to 7:30 a.m. Program at the Main Stage in the Rotunda
7:30 to 10:00 a.m. Walk - Five laps around the Mall takes less than 2 hours for the average walker to complete. Walkers can walk as much or as little as they like. Activities and entertainment will take place at locations around the Walk route including children's art activities with ArtStart/Artscraps, music, refreshments and more. Do good and have fun!
"Break a Sweat" route!
We're opening up a second-floor route to the event that will again have a new 5K power walk route and fun workout activities for the whole family. Burn off those Thanksgiving dinner calories before you even start.
"Break a Smile" route!
As we've had in previous years, on the first floor we'll have music, balloon animals, photo opportunities galore and and a kids craft area. Even Santa Claus will be there for photos and to hear your holiday wishes! There will be plenty to do for everyone - thousands of people will be joining together that morning to fight hunger and start Thanksgiving off right!
Since its inception in 2008, the Walk to End Hunger has raised over $1.8 million to help support the 15 hunger relief organizations that work together to eliminate hunger in the Twin Cities metro area. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the walk are funneled back to the partner organizations - Aliveness Project, Catholic Charities, The Food Group, Hunger Solutions Minnesota, ICA Foodshelf, Keystone Community Services, Loaves and Fishes, Matter, Meals on Wheels, Minnesota FoodShare, Neighbors, Inc., Open Door, Salvation Army, Second Harvest Heartland and VEAP. An army of volunteers also works tirelessly each year to help support and put on the event!
Visit www.walktoendhunger.org to register yourself, start a team and pledge support.