Monday, November 15, 2010

Utahns to Race to Fight Hunger

5th Annual Utah Human Race to benefit Utah Food Bank

SALT LAKE CITY, November 10, 2010 -- Utahns looking to burn a few extra calories before digging into a Thanksgiving feast are in luck. The 5th Annual Utah Human Race, benefiting Utah Food Bank, will take place at 8 a.m. on Nov. 25 (Thanksgiving Day) at Incredible Pizza located at the Draper Factory Outlets, 12101 Factory Outlet Dr. Sponsored by Siegfried & Jensen, the family-friendly walk/run has both 5K and 10K distances is open to the general public.

The Utah Human Race was started in 2006 by Draper resident Phil Goold who wanted to give back to his community. In that first year, 750 participants helped raise $5,000 and now the Utah Human Race ranks as one of Utah's largest annual fun run/walks. In 2009, the Utah Human Race hosted 3,500 participants who helped raise $50,000 for Utah Food Bank.

Early registration (before Nov. 21) is $15 per individual (includes one t-shirt) and $65 per family (up to eight individuals and includes up to five shirts). From Nov. 20 though Nov. 25, the fee is $12 per individual and $55 per family. On-site registration fees are $14 per individual and $60 per family taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 25 from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 26 from 7-8 a.m.

"The Utah Human Race is an excellent way to bring attention to the battle of hunger in Utah while providing a fun activity for our community," Jim Pugh, CEO of Utah Food Bank said. "Thanksgiving reminds us to be grateful for what we have and to be giving to those who are in need. The Utah Human Race accomplishes just that and we are proud to be a race partner."

For race details and registration, visit The Utah Human Race is sponsored by Siegfried and Jensen.

Photo & Interview Opportunity: Interviews with Utah Food Bank CEO Jim Pugh and Utah Human Race Director Phil Goold available upon request.
About Utah Food Bank
Utah Food Bank provides food to a statewide network of 150 emergency food pantries and agencies statewide. Last fiscal year, Utah Food Bank distributed 30.8 million pounds of food, the equivalent of over 23 million meals for families and individuals in need. Utah Food Bank also served 221,237 Kids Cafe meals, delivered 26,472 senior food boxes and answered 114,994 calls through its 2-1-1 Information & Referral service. For more information about Utah Food Bank call (801) 978-2452 or visit Find us on Facebook at and on Twitter at

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