The 9th Annual Scare Away Hunger 5K Run/Walk


Join us for this family-friendly community tradition!

Sunday, October 20

5k run/walk starts at 3:00 pm
Check-in starts at 2:00 pm
(Pick up your bib and t-shirt if you didn't go to Packet Pickup on the 19th, and
we will also accept walk-up registrations at this time)

Autumn family fun activities run from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(There is no charge for these activities, but a donation is always appreciated!)

Register to run or walk in this chip-timed family-friendly 5k race and family event starting from the campus of Rochester University. Family fun activities include face painting, kids crafts, games, dance and music performances and more! Activities are included in the registration fee. Proceeds will benefit Neighborhood House which provides food, clothing, emergency financial assistance and self-sufficiency services to neighbors in need.

Online Registration is now closed,
but you may still register in one of the two following ways:

Packet Pick-up
Saturday, October 19
4:00-6:00 pm 
125 S Livernois Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

Race Day
Sunday, October 20

2:00 - 2:45 pm
Rochester University

We hope to see you there!!



Pre-Registration & T-shirt Guarantee
Register by Thursday, October 10
to be guaranteed a t-shirt and pre-registration pricing.
(Prices increase by $5 after October 10)


Online Registration
will close at 11:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16th.
You will still be able to register by mail, at Packet Pickup
and on race day beginning at 2:00 pm

Packet Pickup
October 19, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

at Runnin' Gear
125 S Livernois Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307
Come and pick up your bib and t-shirt the evening before the race,
so you can hit the ground running Sunday!
(We will also accept walk-up registrations)

 5k Run/Walk

  • Check-in Starts: 2:00 pm
  • Race Starts:  3:00 pm
  • Open to all ages and abilities
  • Awards for winners
  • Race will be chip-timed
  • Race announcements and music provided by The Breeze Radio
  • Live Performance by The Studio of Rochester Performance Dance Team
  • Live Performance by the Stoney Creek HS Drum Line
  • Family event and kids activities included with race registration 

When You Come:
Please consider bringing donations to the Food Pantry. For a list of needed items, please see our wish list:

Race Prizes and Categories:

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall male
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall female
  • 10 and under - male, female
  • 11-13 male, female
  • 14-19 male, female
  • 20-29 male, female
  • 30-39 male, female
  • 40-49 male, female
  • 50-59 male, female
  • 60-69 male, female
  • 70+ male, female
  • Medals will also be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in all of the above categories