Thanksgiving 5K to be held earlier this year – Nov. 4

Participants in the 2016 Thanksgiving 5K leave the Fallbrook Food Pantry, the starting point for the fundraising walk/run that benefits the hungry. The date for this year’s Thanksgiving 5K is Saturday, Nov. 4.

FALLBROOK – It’s time to get out your running/walking shoes, Fallbrook, to participate in the Fallbrook Food Pantry’s annual 5K Thanksgiving Walk/Run to feed the hungry.

The Thanksgiving 5K is being held earlier than usual this year – Saturday, Nov. 4 – so write down the date and put it on all calendars

The 5K will follow the same route that has been used in the past – begin at the Food Pantry (1042 South Mission Road), walk or run east on Aviation to Main Avenue, then north on Main, crossing East Mission Road, to Dougherty. At Dougherty proceed east to Olive Avenue, then follow Olive Avenue north to the cul-de-sac at the end of the road.

Volunteers will be handing out bottled water at the end of Olive Avenue, and runners will return to the Food Pantry by the same route. The roads will not be closed to automobile traffic, so it is important for all participants to follow the rules of road safety and be attentive to instructions from Senior Volunteer Patrol officers during this event.

Participants will gather at the Food Pantry at 8:30 a.m. to turn in sponsor sheets and financial donations prior to beginning the walk. Also, for those making donations of $10 or more, T-shirts will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis. These are special shirts with a Thanksgiving theme designed by a student from Fallbrook High School.

Pumpkin-colored sponsor forms can be picked up at the Food Pantry, at several of the local churches, or at the Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce during the entire month of October. Look for the flyers at many of the stores along Main Avenue for details.

At this Thanksgiving season, we count our blessings and remember those in our community who are less fortunate and in need of our support. They are the reason we walk or run; to offer that helping hand.

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