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5K Run

In 2016, we introduced the first ever Walk for Hunger 5K Run as a new way to engage with the Walk for Hunger and give back to the community. In its inaugural year, nearly 700 runners kicked off Walk Day at the starting line, raising more than $75,000 to support anti-hunger work in Massachusetts. 

This is a fun run, and is open to runners of all ages and abilities. Register today for the 2nd annual Walk for Hunger 5K on May 7th, 2017 and run toward ending hunger.


The Walk for Hunger 5K route begins and ends on the Boston Common and travels through the historic Back Bay neighborhood of Boston. The start line is on Charles St. between Beacon St. and Boylston St.

5K Run Start Time: 7:00am

Early Bib Pick-up

5K Run registration tents will open at 6:00am for bib and shirt pick-up. You can also pick up your bib and t-shirt early at one of the following locations:

Saturday, April 29, 2-4pm, Capital One Café Harvard Square, 24 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge

Sunday, April 30, 2-4pm, Capital One Café Coolidge Corner, 1327 Beacon St., Brookline

Saturday, May 6, 2-4pm, Capital One Café Back Bay, 799 Boylston St., Boston

After you cross the finish line, join us on the Boston Common in the 5K Runner Tent for post-race snacks and beverages.

5K Registration 

All registered 5K runners will receive a long sleeve event shirt (unisex sizing)

  • Early Registration Fee (until 3/31): $30 (early registration has now ended)

  • Regular Registration Fee (starting 4/1 until 11:59pm on 5/6): $35

  • Day-of Registration Fee (5/7): $40

Note: online registration closes at 12:00pm on 5/5

Your registration fee directly supports the programs and organizations around the state funded by the money raised by participants through the Walk for Hunger.

Please note that registration fees are non-refundable.

Ready for a challenge? Register as both a 5K Runner and Walker to really go the distance on Walk Day.