In early May 2020, a group of friends came together to create something fun and positive during the pandemic. The idea was to have something the whole country could do together (safely). Along the way, the event helped Essential Workers and raised funds for Feeding America. Just a month later, the team hosted the first-ever Run Across America on June 6. Now we're back with the Fall 5k on Saturday, October 3
Run Across America: The First Nationwide Race
On June 6, 2020, 12,000 of us ran together all across the country. Together, we welcomed 3,600 Essential Workers to join for free and raised $164,500 for Feeding America.
.@nationwiderun raised over a million meals for Feeding America in the first Run Across America virtual 5k. We're so grateful for their support! On Oct. 3, they're at it again with the Fall 5k. Join the team to show your support this #HungerActionMonth: https://t.co/ZW0cjtdXJ0— Feeding America (@FeedingAmerica) September 18, 2020
"We are extremely grateful to each of you and to Run Across America for your shared commitment to alleviating hunger in communities throughout the U.S.
During this time of increased need, your support makes a difference for our neighbors who are struggling to put food on their tables."Lauren Biedron, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships at Feeding America
Run Across America started out by wanting to say thank you to Essential Workers for their sacrifices during the pandemic and every day by offering free registration. Many of them sent notes to return the thanks:
Thank you from the bottom of my heart as your support for me and my fellow frontline healthcare workers make the job we do a little easier ♥️🙏🏻
Donnaleah, Registered Respiratory Therapist in Kentucky
Thanks so much for the entry and for recognizing all the hard work and long hours people have been putting in to keep the country running. I may not be a First Responder, but as a mail carrier, I can make it easier for people to stay home! Proud to do my part.Trisha, Mail Carrier in North Carolina
Thank you for the free registration. I currently work in the lab doing Covid testing. This is a really nice thing you are doing, and I appreciate your efforts, and whoever donated my race fee.
Lisa, Covid testing Lab in Indiana
The Gallery shows Finish Line selfies from participants. You'll find creative bibs, people connecting over video chat, and lots of smiles. The Leaderboard shows the top 20 finishers overall and by State, Age, and Gender. You can also look up your time and selfie by email address on the leaderboard.
Our partners helped make this event possible with matching gifts to Feeding America, team giveaways, and more.
Congratulations to the winners of our partner team giveaways: