Run 10 Feed 10 with Women’s Health + A Virtual Option!

Have you heard about Run 10 Feed 10?  If you aren’t already familiar with RUN 10 FEED 10 – the concept is simple: run a 10K, feed 10 people in your neighborhood.


This year’s events in New York and Chicago were a huge success!  Women’s Health Magazine, the fastest-growing international women’s magazine with a global audience of 32 million; FEED, the social business founded by philanthropist and social entrepreneur, Lauren Bush Lauren; and presenting sponsor Macy’s, have partnered for the 5th annual RUN 10 FEED 10 race series across the U.S with a mission to help fight domestic hunger. After hosting this year’s flagship races in Chicago and in New York City this month, Women’s Health SVP/Publisher and Managing Director Laura Frerer-Schmidt announced that the program has crossed a benchmark, raising over 5 million meals for Americans in need since its launch in 2012.

The New York City race, hosted by Good Morning America Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee, took place on September 18, where thousands of participants raced down the West Side Highway for a timed 10K or 5K run with proceeds supporting New York City Metropolitan Food Banks. Prior to race day, Women’s Health, along with Macy’s President Jeff Gennette, Ginger Zee, and FEED founder Lauren Bush Lauren, lit the iconic Empire State Building red to raise awareness for the fight against domestic hunger.

The Empire State Building hosts Lauren Bush Lauren, Ginger Zee and "Women's Health Magazine" to celebrate "Run 10 Feed 10" and end the fight against domestic hunger, Thursday, September 15, 2016.

The Empire State Building hosts Lauren Bush Lauren, Ginger Zee and “Women’s Health Magazine” to celebrate “Run 10 Feed 10” and end the fight against domestic hunger, Thursday, September 15, 2016.

Here are a few thoughts from Ginger Zee, host of Good Morning America, as she explains how she keeps fitness a mainstay in her life and why RUN 10 FEED 10 is one of her favorite events of the year.

On running as a part of her fitness routine:

“Running is a weekly, maybe bi-weekly part of my fitness routine. I think everybody is different. Every body reacts differently. But that’s the beauty of this. It’s something you can train for and make a goal of. That’s what so cool about this event. You’re benefiting yourself, but you’re also greatly benefiting your community.”

On her feelings towards running:

“Running for me is the easiest, but also the most challenging in ways, because it’s all you. There’s nothing else around you – you just go. It’s very freeing to allow your brain to go when you don’t have your headphones in. Running for me is almost spiritual because you let yourself into this whole other realm. And once you lose yourself, the race is done.”

On the hunger problem in America:

“I’ve done plenty of stories – a lot of environmental stories, a lot of food stories. We know that there’s a problem with hunger right here in the United States, right here in our back yards. It’s easy to forget about when you’re going to the grocery store and you can pick up whatever you need. That’s not the case for everyone. And that’s not the case for people directly in your community. This is one of the only events where I can say the money or the funds and the activity raised goes straight to people that live right next door to you. That’s the most special part of this to me. There are so few charities where you get to say that. You don’t know necessarily where the money goes. This one you know where it goes – it goes right next door.

On running the RUN 10 FEED 10 race:

“I’ve been with RUN 10 FEED 10 now for four years. I can’t believe it. The number of meals served keeps adding up. It’s the most fun event of the whole year, really, as far as fitness goes. That whole time I’m running, every step I’m thinking about the people I’m serving. It’s a great, almost meditative, moment.”

On why this event is different from other races:

“This event is so special. I love Central Park, but when you get to shutdown the West Side Highway, you get to see your beautiful city in a way that you don’t always.”


HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD RUN 10 FEED 10:  Right now, 48 million Americans are going hungry—they don’t know when they will get their next meal. The reality is there IS enough food in the world today for everyone to get the nourishment they need for a healthy and productive life. It’s something we can do something about. Together, we can make a huge impact in a very simple way. All you have to do is RUN!

If you are living in San Francisco, you are still in luck and can register for the October 29th race!  The San Fran event will host a timed race at the famed Golden Gate Bridge with special guest host Beth Behrs, star of CBS’s Two Broke Girls and author of The Total Me-Tox Health and Wellness Guide. Each flagship run includes giveaways from sponsors Macy’s, Aveeno, Geico, Hydroxycut, Purely Inspired, and Vitafusion. Each registered participant will receive a limited-edition FEED bag {like the awesome 2012 bag pictured above!}, FEED bracelet and have 10 meals donated locally on their behalf.

But, even if you don’t live near one of the race locations, you can still participate!  This is really helpful for me this year.  I’m no long living near DC or NY but can still run in the RUN YOUR OWN RUN 10 FEED 10 Race from Kansas!  Please feel free to use the discount code ‘WHPR5OFF’ when you register!

Have you run with Run 10 Feed 10 before?  What’s your take on virtual races?


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