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Thank you for helping make hunger history!


Project Bread's 51st Walk for Hunger & 5K Run will be held on May 5, 2019.

Walk & 5K Run Details

Walk Details

  • All Walkers must check in at a CHECK-IN TENT prior to starting the Walk. Check-in is open from 7:00AM-9:30AM. If you arrive after, you will be asked to check in at CHECKPOINT 1.
  • If you have reached the $250 milestone, you can pick up your bag during check-in.
  • HEART & SOLE Walkers (Individuals who have raised $500 or more) should check in at the HEART & SOLE Tent. Complimentary coffee & breakfast will be provided.
  • UNREGISTERED Walkers should register at a REGISTRATION TENT on the Common to pay the registration fee and pick up a T-Shirt, Walk Day Guide, Sticker, & Button.
  • The Walk has a ROLLING START TIME of 8:00-9:30AM. Due to construction, Walkers will be released from the Common in groups EVERY 15 MIN.
  • See below for NEW fun activities & special guest speakers before and after the Walk!


  • ALL 5K RUNNERS must check in at the 5K REGISTRATION TENT. Check-in opens at 6:00AM.
  • The 5K RUN starts at 7:00AM on CHARLES ST. at BOSTON COMMON.
  • UNREGISTERED RUNNERS should register at the 5K REGISTRATION TENT to pay the $40 day-of registration fee and pick up T-Shirt & Bib.
  • Food & water availbe after 5K RUN at the 5K FOOD & BEVERAGE TENT
  • 5K Runners will be offered BAG CHECK at the 5K Registeration Tent.


FRIDAY, MAY 4 | 4:30 - 6:30 PM

  • Capital One Cafe, Harvard Square, 24 John F. Kennedy St. | Cambridge

SATURDAY, MAY 5 | 12:00 - 2:00 PM

  • Capital One Cafe, Back Bay, 799 Boylston St. | Boston
Preparing for Walk Day

WALK CHECK-IN IS OPEN FROM 7:00am - 9:30am (corner of Beacon St. & Charles St.)

WALK ROLLING START: 8:00am - 9:30am (Charles St.)
*Due to bridge construction at the Comm Ave./Mass. Ave. intersection, Walk start times from Boston Common will be staggered every 15 minutes starting at 8:15.


5K RUN START: 7:00am (Charles St.)

The Walk for Hunger & 5K Run will be held rain or shine!

What to bring

  • Cash & check donations: Turn them in at a registration tent on the Boston Common or at Arsenal Park.
  • Water bottle: Help us be kind to the environment. There will be water at all checkpoints so that you can fill up your own bottle (cups will be provided for Walkers without bottles).
  • Cell phone: Have a meet-up plan in place with your group in case you are separated. Also be sure to post about your Walk on social media using hashtag #MakeHungerHistory!
  • Be prepared if it's sunny: Hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
  • Be prepared if it's cool or rainy: Dress in layers, bring a raincoat. (Check the weather in the morning!)
  • Be kind to your feet: Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring an extra pair of socks, a stash of band aids, and Vaseline for blister control.
  • Bring your friends! They can register on Walk Day.

What NOT to bring

  • Dogs and other furry friends: For the safety of the animals and other participants, animals will not be allowed. 20 miles is an unsafe distance for animals to walk and they will not be allowed on shuttle buses. (Service animals are permitted.)
  • Things with wheels: Bikes, scooters, roller blades, roller skates, hoverboards, skateboards, etc. Parts of the route will be very crowded with people. This is for the safety of all participants. (Wheelchairs & strollers are permitted.)

Travel Tips & Information

Ride the MBTA: We highly recommend everyone take public transportation to avoid road closures and parking.

Road closures and parking: Click here for full details

Rain or shine: Project Bread's Walk for Hunger is a rain or shine event!

Complimentary shuttle buses are available at every checkpoint along the Walk Route to take you back to Boston Common.

NEW Walk Day Activities & Special Guests!

Morning Celebration

Speaking program beginning at 8:00am with special guests:

  • Boston Mayor Marty Walsh
  • Congressman Jim McGovern
  • WHDH Channel 7News
  • HOT 96.9 Boston

Join the after party (back on Boston Common from 12-5pm)

Don't plan on going home after the Walk — we'll have a lot going on!

  • Live music
  • Giveaways
  • Hunger Solutions Village with our partners Fresh Truck, The Food Project, Commonwealth Kitchen, Gaining Ground, Mill City Grows, City of Boston Summer Meals Program & more
  • Collaborative painting activity with Paint Nite

Top Individuals

  1 -  Saadia Ali ($27,755.00)
  2 -  Monica Bracey ($23,030.00)
  3 -  Daniel Christensen ($16,716.00)
  4 -  Ellis Family ($14,560.00)
  5 -  Mary Walling ($9,501.00)
  6 -  David Chilinski ($9,050.00)
  7 -  Cynthia LaMothe ($8,765.00)
  8 -  Akshay Vaishnaw ($7,975.00)
  9 -  Lynn Geltman ($7,086.00)
  10 -  Stephen Smith ($7,049.00)

Top Teams

  1 -  Blue Hills Bank ($26,051.00)
  2 -  Team TILL ($21,757.16)
  3 -  The Paulist Center: Home of Wed. Night Supper Club ($20,411.09)
  4 -  Trinity Church in the City of Boston ($16,881.63)
  5 -  Bay State Milling ($16,717.01)
  6 -  Ellis Family ($16,588.00)
  7 -  TEAM IGNATIUS ($16,020.00)
  8 -  Teradyne ($15,727.00)
  9 -  State Street Walkers ($14,704.00)
  10 -  Temple Aliyah ($13,936.00)

Top Organizations

  1 - The Paulist Center: Home of Wed. Night Supper Club ($27,199.09)
  2 - Blue Hills Bank ($26,051.00)
  3 - Raytheon ($23,177.00)
  4 - Project Bread ($23,073.00)
  5 - TILL Inc ($21,887.16)
  6 - Trinity Church in the City of Boston ($17,106.63)
  7 - Bay State Milling ($16,752.01)
  8 - Teradyne ($15,727.00)
  9 - State Street ($14,729.00)
  10 - Carter Memorial UMC ($12,844.00)

Walk for Hunger & 5K Route Map