The Hunger 5K 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 are thrilled to introduce our new Global Impact Program, a special opportunity for participants to go the extra mile and make an even greater difference! By pledging to become a monthly donor, you will be supporting Matthew 25: Ministries’ ongoing work with people in need and receive an exclusive collector’s edition medal, inspired by one of the many locations we serve around the world.
10/30 - 11/3
MILITARY DISCOUNT AVAILABLE
FOR ALL REGISTRATION OPTIONS
ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE AVAILABLE UP UNTIL THE TIME OF THE RACE.
RACE DAY REGISTRATION RATES: $35 Adults, $30 Students
You may also register by printing a 2023 Registration Form and mailing it to Matthew 25: Ministries, or by visiting our facility to register in person.
*PLEASE NOTE: Virtual Option – Choosing this registration option indicates that you are unable to attend the event, but would like to receive a t-shirt in the mail after the race. Be sure to select your desired shirt size and provide your current postal address when completing the 2023 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 for FREE! Simply use this complimentary code when registering online: MILITARY.
New this year will be an Awards Tent where participants can view their race results immediately and where runners with the top run times can receive their trophy and/or medal!
Awards to the first three male & female finishers (gun time)
Awards to the top three runners in each category (chip time)
Award categories are separated by gender, age, and Food Group!
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 2, from 1 PM to 6 PM or Friday, November 3, from 1 PM to 6 PM. Items not picked up during this time will be available on race day in the registration tent starting at 7 AM.
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.
We are thrilled by the growing interest and participation in the Hunger 5K. 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.
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 (adults sizes only available).
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.
Thank you for your interest in signing up as a volunteer for the Hunger 5K!
Volunteers help with a variety of different tasks, including:
Please visit the registration page to register as a volunteer.
For any questions regarding the Hunger 5K, including the race itself, the race course, fundraising, online registration, volunteering, teams, and sponsorships, please contact Matthew 25: Ministries at email@example.com or 513-793-6256.
The Hunger 5K is a course that starts and ends near Matthew 25: Ministries and loops through Blue Ash.
Strollers are permitted on the event course. 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, goody bag or after-race refreshments.
View our 2023 Course & Parking Map!
View our 2023 Course & Parking Map!
Please note that many roads surrounding the Hunger 5K race course will be closed for the safety of all race participants.
The list below details the road closures and times that will occur around the Hunger 5K race course on Saturday, November 4, 2023.
Roads closed at 4:30am:
Roads closed at 6:30am:
Roads closed at 8:00am:
Temporary closures beginning at 8:00am:
There will be detours set up along with police officers at all major intersections during the race event. The police officers and service department will reopen the roadways to traffic as soon as possible in an effort to keep delays to a minimum. The Hunger 5K is anticipated to end by 10:30 AM and all road closures will be reopened after the close of the event, with the exception of Kenwood Rd. (between Cornell Rd. and Osborne Blvd.) Kenwood Rd. will be reopened to all traffic once all race participants have cleared the roadway and it is deemed safe to do so.
Matthew 25: Ministries’ lot will be closed to all general parking. For your own safety and as a courtesy to local businesses, please refrain from parking anywhere other than an event-sanctioned parking lot. Your car may be towed at your expense if you choose not to park in the designated event parking lots.
Event parking will be located at:
View our 2023 Course & Parking Map!
Free shuttle service will be available from the Lake Forest Place, Fountain Pointe I & II, MarketVision Research Inc., and Ethicon parking lots. No shuttles will run from the CMC Properties parking lot. Please arrive early to allow for shuttle times, road closures and crowds.
Shuttles will run from 6:30 AM – 8:00 AM and then resume when Reed Hartman Highway reopens at approximately 9:30 AM. Shuttles will then continue to run until 11:15 AM.
The drop off location on Osborne Boulevard will require some additional walking to Matthew 25: Ministries.
The Hunger 5K kicks off the Hunger 5K Food Drive, which collects canned and nonperishable food for local food pantries and shelters. You can help fight hunger in our community by bringing nonperishable food items to the Hunger 5K Lite or dropping them off at Matthew 25: Ministries between November 4-30.
In total, the Hunger 5K Food Drive has raised over 1 million pounds of food for the hungry in Greater Cincinnati. Matthew 25: Ministries accepts donations from local individuals, groups, and organizations as well as bulk donations of food from corporate donors. Matthew 25 also welcomes financial gifts for the purchase of additional food staples.