SAN DIEGO – More than 10,000 San Diegians will come together for the 13th annual Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and Walk on Thursday, Oct. 17 in Balboa Park.
The annual race and walk benefits homeless families in need – from children to adults and veterans.
In past years, participants have dressed in turkey costumes, brought their dogs along and donned painted faces to show their neighborly spirit.
Father Joe’s San Diego famous Thanksgiving pies will be sold at the race and are expected to sell out quickly (as they do every year).
The race begins at 7:45 a.m. at the San Diego Museum of Man, 1350 El Prado, Balboa Park in San Diego. Registration opens at 6 a.m. at Organ Pavilion.
Register at thanksgivingrun.org.
As Southern California’s largest residential homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages and partner agency St. Vincent de Paul Village have been empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency for more than 62 years. Father Joe’s Villages and St. Vincent de Paul Village prepare up to 3,000 meals and provide a continuum of care to nearly 1,500 individuals every day. For more information, visit neighbor.org.