Countdown To Race Day


HUNGER 5K LITENOV 5th, 2022at 8:30AM

VIEW RACE RESULTS ONLINE. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Hunger 5K Lite and for helping to make it a huge success!

The Hunger 5K Lite is a fun, family-friendly way for people of all ages to help those in need. Proceeds benefit Matthew 25: Ministries’ work with the poorest of the poor and disaster victims in Greater Cincinnati, throughout the U.S., and around the world. The race also kicks off the Hunger 5K Food Drive, which raises food products for local pantries and shelters.

Since the race began, over 1 million pounds of food has been distributed to people in need in Greater Cincinnati.

This year we will be hosting the Hunger 5K Lite, with all the fun of our typical race, plus some added safety measures to protect the health and wellness of everyone. The run/walk portion will be the same – come out with your friends and family and enjoy a 5K course through Blue Ash! After the race, we will welcome participants to pick up a complimentary bagged lunch, snacks, and refreshments to help recharge.

In order to protect the health and safety of everyone, we will not be having our usual post-race party and awards ceremony this year, but we will have plenty of snacks and refreshments available. After the event, we will mail awards to the first three male and female finishers (based on gun time) and the top three runners in each age-category (based on chip time). No awards will be presented at the time of the race. Thank you for participating in this year’s Hunger 5K Lite!

What's Included?
  • Short-Sleeve T-Shirt

  • Race Bib with Chip Timing

  • Post-Race Refreshments

  • Awards

    Mailed after Event
And So Much More!



THRU 10/30






10/31 - 11/4






11/5 AT 7AM







Military Discount available for all registration options.

Online registration will close at noon on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. In-person registration is available at packet pick-up and on race day starting at 7AM.

You may also register by printing a Registration Form and mailing it to Matthew 25: Ministries, or by visiting our facility to register in person. Interested in fundraising for the Hunger 5K Lite? Visit the Registration page to register and start fundraising!

11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242

*PLEASE NOTE: Online registration closed at Noon on Wednesday, November 2, 2022. Pre-registration is available at Packet Pick-Up through Friday at 6 PM. Race Day registration opens at 7 AM at Matthew 25: Ministries. 

 **Sleeping In Option – Choosing this registration option indicates that you are unable to attend the event, but would like to receive a shirt in the mail after the race. Be sure to select your desired shirt size and provide your current postal address when completing the Registration Form.

 ***Military Discount – As a thank you for their service to our country, active military personnel and veterans have the opportunity to participate in the Hunger 5K Lite for FREE! Simply use this complimentary code when registering online: MILITARY.

Packet Pickup

Participants are strongly encouraged to pick up their race packets (bib number, and t-shirt) prior to race day at Matthew 25: Ministries (11060 Kenwood Road 45242) Thursday November 3, from 3 PM to 7 PM or Friday, November 4, from 10 AM to 6 PM.

Race registration will be available during these times at Race Week rates. All team packets will be grouped together for packet pick-up. One person may pick up for the entire team. Please bring a list of all team members in order to cross-reference with our records.



Be a Hunger Champion; organize a team for the Hunger 5K Lite! Gather six or more participants, including yourself, and register as a group for a discounted price.

TEAM RACE WEEK $24 10/31 - 11/4
TEAM RACE DAY $29 11/5 Starting at 7AM

Download a Champion Form to help you organize your team. You may also print a poster to encourage team participation.

For further information, please email or call 513-793-6256.


Awards will be mailed after the event. No awards will be presented at the time of the race.

Awards to the first three male & female finishers (gun time)

Awards to the top three runners in each category (chip time)

Individual fundraisers may qualify
to win incentive prizes for their efforts.

Award categories are separated by gender, age, and Food Group!

  • 14 & Under: Baby Lima Beans
  • 15-18: Fast Food Fans
  • 19-24: Energy Bars
  • 25-29: Cool Cucumbers
  • 30-34: Café Lattes
  • 35-39: Bread and Butter
  • 40-44: Lean Cuisine
  • 45-49: Sweet Potatoes
  • 50-54: Groovy Grapes
  • 55-59: Bring Home the Bacon
  • 60-64: Hot Tamales
  • 65-69: Apples of our Eyes
  • 70-79: Piece of Cake
  • 80 & over: Cup of Tea

Safety Policies

In order to maintain the safest environment for all participants and guests, no bags will be permitted at this year’s event, except those essential to an individual’s health and medical wellness. Bags of this type are subject to search. Additionally, no firearms are permitted at the event, including on the property of Matthew 25: Ministries, event-sanctioned parking lots, and the course of the Hunger 5K Lite.

Strollers are permitted in this event. All strollers and walkers are asked to please line up towards the back of the start line. Registration is not necessary for children in strollers unless you would like your child to receive any of the amenities from the race, including the race t-shirt, or after-race refreshments.

For the safety of all participants, please do not bring non-essential sporting equipment such as frisbees, beach balls, footballs, or other similar items onto the course. Due to liability insurance restrictions, pets are not permitted on the course.


The majority of the Hunger 5K Lite will take place outside. Additionally, we will be taking extra precautions and we are implementing safety procedures for the well-being of our staff and guests.

Our staff is staying home if they aren’t feeling well, and we ask that you do the same. If you’re experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (CDC symptom reference) or if you’ve been recently exposed to a confirmed positive case, please do not attend the Hunger 5K Lite and please do seek medical advice.

Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in signing up as a volunteer for the Hunger 5K Lite!

Volunteers help with a variety of different tasks, including:

  • Registration
  • Greeting
  • Food Service
  • Water Station Assistance
  • Course Monitoring

Please visit the registration page to register as a volunteer. 

  • Volunteers must arrive at Matthew 25: Ministries (11060 Kenwood Rd. 45242) by 6:30 AM on Saturday, November 5. Please provide an address when signing the volunteer waiver so we can mail you a parking pass for the day of the event that will allow you closer parking due to road closures.
  • Please note the road closures on our race website: in the “Getting Around” section.
  • Please dress in layers and bring a coat so that you can be comfortable in whichever place we most need your help (inside or outside). Tasks will be assigned that morning.
  • Please note our “no bag” policy. Details available on
  • Once you arrive, please visit the volunteer check-in area.


For any questions regarding the Hunger 5K Lite, including the race itself, the race course, fundraising, online registration, volunteering, teams, and sponsorships, please contact Matthew 25: Ministries at or 513-793-6256.



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