Jun 3, 2023

35th Annual Walk for Hunger & 5K Run

Join us on Saturday, June 3rd at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!

$102,026Raised of $100,000

Ending hunger is only a few steps away

The Walk for Hunger & 5K Run raises awareness about hunger and funds to support Hunger Network's mission to feed our communities' future. Last year, through your support, we raised over $100,000 to provide healthy meals to our neighbors in need across Cuyahoga County!

Join hundreds of anti-hunger advocates united for our 35th Annual Walk for Hunger & 5K Run! We are planning a hybrid Walk and 5K run in 2023. Those who are comfortable are encouraged to join us at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for a safe, socially-distanced event! For those who aren't comfortable to join in-person, there are ample opportunities to participate virtually!

We will be monitoring all Ohio Health Department recommendations, but do hope to see you all at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo!


Day-of registration will be available at the Zoo on Saturday starting at 7:30am.

If you are a runner and need to sign up for the 5K, you can still do so by following this link:


Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109

Parking is FREE at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Check-in begins at 7:30 AM

5K Chip-timed Run begins at 8:30 AM

Walk begins at 9:00 AM

Hang out with Moondog!

The Cleveland Cavaliers mascot will be joining us again this year!

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Cheer on your favorite runner or walker with a custom sign!

Purchase a custom sign that will be placed on the route to support your favorite participant! To create your sign:

  1. Make a donation of $35 (or more)
  2. In the "Share a Comment" section, note what you would like your sign to say
  3. That's it! The sign will be posted along the route by Hunger Network volunteers on the day of the event.

Make sure to order your sign by May 19th!

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Thank you to our sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor: Mary Cares Much

Pearl Sponsors: Mike & Mary Boost, Giant Eagle

Platinum Sponsor: WGU Ohio

Gold Sponsors: First Baptist Church, Fleet Team, Premier Produce One

Silver Sponsors: CT Logistics, St. Paul Lutheran Church of Westlake, Pease Bell CPAs, Richard & Ellen Braatz, Jack & Susan Webb

Event Sponsors: Distillata, Rising Star Coffee

Interested in sponsorship? Learn more here or reach out to Melanie O'Donnell at events@hungernetwork.org.

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Mary Cares Much

Mary Levtzow has participated in the Run/Walk for over 20 years and has been her team's leader for the last 15 years. She and her team have raised over $15,000 annually during that time. This year, leading the Hunger Warriors (aka Lutherans Against Hunger), Mary and her service dog Chico José hope to set records as they invite you and your family to join them in CELEBRATING the work of Hunger Network on June 3, 2023.