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We want to be a part of your Thanksgiving!

Start your day with a brisk run or walk through the COS Football Field and Bear Trail. You'll feel better about all the pie you eat later.

Run for Food 5k Run/Walk

Thursday, November 23, 2023

8:45am rain or shine

College of the Siskiyous, Weed Campus



Adults & kids 12 and up: $20

Children Ages 6-11: FREE (encouraged to register*)

Children Ages 5 and under: FREE


Registration Options:

1. Register Online by CLICKING HERE

2. Mail registration form to P. O. Box 96, Weed, CA 96094 (download/print ENTRY FORM here). Please include full payment.

3. At Participant Check-In on Tuesday, November 22nd, SFA Pantry, 780 S. Davis Ave., Weed. 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

4. At Participant Check-In on Wednesday, November 23rd, Sportsmen's Den, 100 Chestnut St., Mt. Shasta. 1:00pm to 3:00pm.

5. Day of Race Registration: Between 7:45am to 8:30am. You must be in line by 8:30am to register for the run/walk.


*Children Ages 6-11 are encouraged to register at no cost to be eligible for award ribbons. Children 14 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult.


Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.



Run for Food utilizes manual race timing. Runners and walkers will wear bib numbers with pull tabs for timing and placement. Timing will be available for those registered through race day. The top three finishers from each age/gender category will have times posted. Finish line closes at 10:00am. Official times cannot be guaranteed for those who finish later. 



There is plenty of free parking at the College of the Siskiyous Weed Campus.



The race starts and ends at the College of the Siskiyous football field/track in Weed. From the track, runners and walkers go three quarters of a mile around the COS campus and enter the scenic and wooded two-mile Bear Trail. The 5k course concludes with a victory lap around the track.


A small section of the Bear Trail is single track and large wheel running strollers are recommended for parents with small children. Wheelchairs are not recommended. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED ON THE COS CAMPUS.


In the event of accumulated snow on the ground, the event will be cancelled. Please watch for e-mail and Facebook updates.



T-shirts will be available in several styles. To guarantee receiving a shirt, order with registration before November 2nd. 

Awards ceremony will be held at the COS football stadium after the run/walk is concluded. Awards will be given out to the top overall female and male runners, as well as the top three finishers in each age category. Those pushing strollers will compete in their own division, regardless of age.



Save time and avoid race day crowds! Visit one of the following participant check-in days/locations:


Tuesday, November 21st - SFA Pantry

780 S. Davis Ave., Weed

12:00pm to 2:00pm


Wednesday, November 22nd - Sportsmen's Den

100 Chestnut St., Mt. Shasta

12:00pm to 2:00pm


Day of race participant check-in is available between 7:45am and 8:30am at the COS football stadium.




Phone: 530-408-6115


Find us on Facebook: Weed Run for Food



All proceeds benefit Siskiyou Food Assistance (SFA), which supplies nutritionally balanced food boxes to hundreds of low-income families throughout South Siskiyou County. For more information, go to:

We wish you a warm and meaningful Thanksgiving Day!

Your Friends at Siskiyou Food Assistance, beneficiary of the Run for Food

Executive Director:  Denise Spayd

Board Members:  Bill Rust (Chairman), Gwen Hopkins (Vice-Chair), Jim Howe (Vice-Chair), Suzanne Otvos (Treasurer), Leslie Cutler (Secretary), Jacqueline Caillier and Anna Volf.