Join the Columbia Pacific Food Bank for our
5th Annual Hunger Run!

In-person 1-Mile/5K/ 10K Race

March 2, 2024




Register by Feb 29, 2024








Walk and Run to End Hunger

Join the Columbia Pacific Food Bank for our 2024 In-Person Hunger Run.

Walk or run towards your goal as you help us in our mission to end hunger in Columbia County. All monies raised stay in our County.

This year’s options:

  • In-person 1 Mile Walk & Run
  • In-person 5K Walk & Run
  • In-person 10K Walk & Run

The in-person 5K and 10K walk and run takes you through downtown St. Helens. In previous years we’ve had over 200 participants, some in costumes, and a ton of fun.


📌 Please note that when you click on the registration link below it will open on a different site

In-person race 1-Mile / 5K/ 10K Race – March 2, 2024


📅 When: Saturday, March 2, 2024

📍 Where: Columbia Pacific Food Bank, 1421 Columbia Blvd, St Helens OR 97051

🕘 Time: 9 AM

SWAG*: All participants receive a finishers gift box, which includes:

  • A medal 🥇
  • Hunger Run sticker 🏃‍♂️
  • A 2024 long sleeve running shirt
  • $3 coupon off from El Tapatio

📌 *We encourage race participants to register by February 17th, 2024 to be guaranteed 2024-branded race swag and memorabilia.

Registrations after February 17th will receive race swag without the year. 

How To Register:

👉 Select your walk/ run length

👉Enter your information

👉 Pay the registration fee

👏 Get ready to walk or run to FEED Columbia County

    FAQs and Race Guide


    Please click on the toggle bars below to see the answer to your question. 

    Where do I go for the Hunger Run?

    The race will start and finish at  Columbia Pacific Food Bank, 1421 Columbia Blvd, St Helens OR 97051

    Where do I get my bib number and shirt?

    Race packets will be available for pick-up the day before the event, Friday, March 1st, 2024 from 4 PM to 6 PM at Columbia Pacific Food Bank.

    You can also pick up your race packets the morning of the race. We will have registration and check-in starting at 7:30 AM.

    Where do I park?

    Parking will be available at the following locations:

    • Buccini Hall, which is across the street from the Columbia Pacific Food Bank.
    • S 15th Street
    • Cowlitz Street

    Please note that 14th Street between Columbia Blvd and Cowlitz will be closed for the race setup.

    Please follow signage and instructions from event parking volunteers for parking guidance.

    Please also see the map below:

    What time can I check in?

    We will have registration and check-in starting at 7:30 AM.

    We recommend arriving at least 60 minutes before the start time to give yourself enough time to park, check in grab a snack, and warm up.  If you are not able to pick up your race packets the day before, please arrive 90 minutes early so that we can get you your race packet and complete registration.

    Where do I go for registration?

    We will have a registration desk by the course starting point. Upon arrival, head to the check-in area to receive your participant bib and any other materials.

    Where do I leave my personal belonging?

    The Food Bank building will be closed to the public, so we will not have anywhere for you to store your personal belongings. We recommend leaving your belongings in your car and taking only what you need.

    What are the start times?

    9:00 AM – 5K Runners/Walkers

    9:00 AM – 10K Runners/Walkers

    10:00 AM – 1 Mile Runners/Walkers

    Can I access a map of the course?
    Yes! Please see below!

    1-Mile Course:

    Click here to down a copy of the 1-Mile course map

    5K Course 

    Click here to download a copy of the 5k course map

    Will the course be marked?

    Yes! All three courses will be marked with arrows along the routes, and volunteers will be stationed throughout to guide you.

    Will the streets be closed for the course?

    No. There will be no street closures for any of the courses. All participants will run on the sidewalk on the right side of the road for each course. We will have traffic safety volunteers directing the race for the 10K runners/walkers who will be crossing traffic at 15th and Columbia Blvd. Please be safe, use your judgment, and most importantly, have fun!

    Is same-day registration available?

    Yes! If you have not registered or signed up ahead of time, you can still register on the day of the race, starting at 7:30 AM. Please note that the fee increases for same-day registration.

    • 1 mile – $50
    • 5K – $60
    • 10K – $70

    Please bring cash or a card for payment.

    What aid is available along the route?

    We have arranged for two aid stations along the route of the race. The first aid station is located at the beginning of the race, at the intersection of 14th and Columbia Blvd.

    The second aid station is located at the intersection of 15th and Columbia Blvd, where the 1-mile runners/walkers and 10K runners/walkers turn to continue on their route.

    All aid stations will be equipped with water, Gatorade, garbage, and first aid supplies to ensure the safety and well-being of all participants.

    What if I decide to change my event?

    If you would like to change your registration from the 5k to the 10K or vice versa, please email chrissy@cpfoodbankorg to update your registration?

    Can I bring my pet and a stroller?

    Yes! This is a pet-friendly, family-friendly event! Please exercise caution and use your best judgment while running/walking along the course if you are bringing pets and strollers with young children.

    For everyone’s safety and comfort, please keep your pets on a leash while running or walking along the course. 

    When is the award ceremony?

    There will be an award ceremony for the 5K and 10K Event. Awards will be presented to the top finishers in each category. Stick around after the race for the awards ceremony!

    Will there be post race refreshments?

    Yes. Light refreshments will be available for participants after the race. Please join us in celebrating your achievement.

    What if it's raining?

    This is Oregon 🙂! The state with 18 seasons and where it rains 9 months out of the year!

    The event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly and check the weather forecast beforehand.

    What happens after the race?

    After the race, you will receive the rest of your race swag, including your finisher medal, a 2024 Hunger Run sticker, and a gift from a local business. This year El Tapatio restaurant has graciously donated $3 off coupons for Hunger Run participants!  We will also have refreshments. If you need first aid, we will have someone onsite to assist you.

    If you can, stick around for the award ceremony for the 5K and 10K Events. 

    We hope this FAQ answers any questions you may have about the upcoming Hunger Run. We’re looking forward to seeing you walk and run to end hunger in Columbia County!

    Please contact Chrissy Marquardt, Marketing and Events Manager at or 503-396-0581 with additional questions or concerns.

    Thank you for joining us in the fight to end hunger in Columbia County!

    The CPFB Team

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