Registration now open for Utah Food Bank’s 16th Annual Utah Human Race

Thanksgiving fun run will return to in-person event in Sandy

Registration is open for Utah Food Bank’s 16th annual Utah Human Race, held on Thanksgiving morning (November 25) in Sandy. Participants in this family-friendly 5K/10K fun run have a direct impact on the 511,000 Utahns facing hunger because every registration fee and sponsorship dollar benefits Utah Food Bank’s mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide. After last year’s virtual race, Utah Food Bank is looking forward to the return to an in-person event, which typically means 5,000 participants all “running with an attitude of gratitude” on Thanksgiving morning!

This year’s race will be moving to Sandy from its previous home in Draper. The race route begins and ends at the Sandy Promenade at 10200 S. Centennial Parkway. Both the 10K and 5K races begin at 8:00 a.m., and all ages and ability levels are welcome. Registration fees are $20 for the 5K race and $25 for the 10K race, with prices going up by $5 per person on November 1. Online registration closes on November 22 at noon, and there is no same-day registration, although registration will be available in-person during packet pick-up at Utah Food Bank on November 24.  Registering an individual or team is easy at, and registrants have the ability to spearhead their own fundraising efforts within their social groups, which only increases the impact this race has on our neighbors in need.

“It’s amazing to see the number of families, individuals, and businesses who care enough about the 1 in 5 Utah children facing hunger that they have made this a Thanksgiving tradition,” said Ginette Bott, President & CEO of Utah Food Bank. “We highly encourage anyone participating to make it even more fun by wearing a costume on race day—one of our favorite things is seeing all the creative costumes participants come up with!”

The Utah Human Race is presented by Cameron Construction and Gold Sponsors include Discover Card and University of Utah Health.