SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The 17th annual Run to Feed the Hungry kicked off in the bitter cold this morning in Sacramento.
The cold weather couldn’t stop one of the largest runs in the country! About 30,000 people turned out for the 10K and 5K runs bundled up for the morning temperatures.
Runners said the cold is not a problem, it just changes the way they prepare for the race.
“Well, it was freezing cold this morning when I woke up and ate my oatmeal. And I warmed up for an hour before the race,” said runner Zack Weldon.
Also preparing to ward off the cold, was the second annual Sit to Feed the Hungry group. They went the extra mile to bundle up since they would be sitting and not running.
“Our endurance is staying warm. Runners’ endurance is running,” said Paul Burke, a Sit to Feed the Hungry participant. “Usually you wear an undershirt.”
Whether you sit or your run, the race is a great way to spend Thanksgiving.
All of the proceeds from the races benefit the Sacramento Food Bank.