Outrun Hunger
Raise $15,000 feed 750 families

Our Story

A catalyst for “outrunning hunger” in the Lakes Region of Southeast Michigan.
Benefiting Hospitality House of Commerce and Open Door Outreach Center of Waterford food pantries

In 2011 we launched Outrun Hunger (a 5K race for charity) to raise money to feed 100 families during the holiday season. 100% of the race registrations and donations went towards that goal. In addition, a number of local area businesses donated their time, products and/or services for the event. 2015 marked our fifth annual charity race, with the support from our community, our expectations were exceeded yet another year:

Exciting results, but our job isn’t done. According to our partner organizations, approximately 1,271 families and 3,151 individuals walked through their doors in need of food during November and December 2015... the “demand” often overwhelms the “supply.”

Click here to view the amazing effect that Outrun Hunger has had upon the Lakes Region.

2015 - A Look Back

registered from our community and our church


from our community and Grace Community Church (


for Hospitality House in Commerce and Open Door Outreach Center in Waterford


in the Lakes Region will now be able to enjoy a hot meal at Thanksgiving or Christmas


Three ways to register for Outrun Hunger


To register by mail, simply print the registration form and mail it in.

Same rates apply. Registration Form


Fill out form below and drop off with check ‘pay to the order’: Grace Community Church. Drop off location is at 3275 Martin Parkway, Suite 129, Commerce.

Same rates apply. Registration Form


Sponsors help make the event a great time and provide excellent services and goodies to our participants. Thank you sponsors!

2015 Photos

Explore some of the great moments that were created at Outrun Hunger last year.


Here what participants have said about previous Outrun Hunger events.

  • I’ve participated in over 100 5k races, Outrun Hunger is my very favorite, I like the music, pretty trail and food available.
  • Very appreciative to know that 100% of the proceeds go to hunger charities.
  • It’s nice to see that they ask for feedback from their racers to help improve it next year.
  • Very organized, felt very welcomed and ran on time, thank you!
  • We love the “spirit” of the volunteers and race registration was very well organized, fast and efficient.
  • I thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere of the trail, it was one of the most beautiful trails I’ve ran on.
  • I appreciated the volunteer informing me of my race time at the mile markers.
  • Felt safe that kids ran by themselves as many people were watching.
  • We enjoyed the a variety of food, where as other 5k races offer minimal food at best.
2016 Course/Results

View 2016's new course map below. 2016's race results coming 11-12-16.


Got questions? We have got the answers.


Oh yeah...we have awards.

5K age group winner awards are sponsored by: New Balance and local businesses. Awards are presented for "overall" and the following age groups:

Then by age groups for both Male/Female:
5-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & up

First place isn't possible for you? Well our awards don't stop at first place, many local businesses donate gift certificates. After the award ceremony, we raffle off these prizes, so stick around and see if you've won.

Outrun Hunger 2016 5k race is professionally chip timed by: Michigan Running Foundation