Saturday, June 28, 2014 Elk Grove Regional Park

The 10th Annual/2014 Run 4 Independence, taking place on the Last Saturday in June – June 28, 2014, benefits Elk Grove Food Bank Services and is our Largest Monetary Annual Fundraiser.  Each year families, friends, and competitive runners come together to share in this Elk Grove tradition. 

In 2014, we are expecting 2,000 runners.  The event includes 5K and 10K courses that start in beautiful Elk Grove Regional Park and winds through the surrounding neighborhoods. For kids 12 and under, we offer half-mile and quarter-mile fun runs.

The run features disposable chip timing for the 5K/10K; Age group awards; Team Awards; Short Sleeve Run T-Shirt for 5K runners; Micro-fiber Run shirt for 10K runners; flat course; post-run food and entertainment.

Run Times:  8:00 AM – Kids ¼ Mile Fun Run (kids 12 & under)          
                  8:10 AM – Kids ½ Mile Fun Run (kids 12 & under)
                  8:30 AM – 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run

Proceeds from the Run 4 Independence benefit Elk Grove Food Bank Services (EGFBS), a non-profit dedicated to alleviating hunger, developing programs to build client self-sufficiency, and providing an opportunity for volunteerism. A portion of the proceeds will also support P.A.T.H (People Assisting The Homeless), a non-profit organization that assists the homeless in Elk Grove toward self-sufficiency and greater independence. The work of EGFBS benefits over 3,500 individuals from the Elk Grove area every month which equates to almost 42,000 encounters annually.

This event helps to provide support for families and individuals in need.  The funds raised at this event will benefit the programs of 
Elk Grove Food Bank Services.  EGFBS has been a lifeline and source of hope for countless people who have seen their lives overturned or who have been pushed to the edge due to difficult economic circumstances beyond their control.
Elk Grove Food Bank Services is steadfast in their focus –

  • To provide the best food possible to seniors who are making hard choices between food and medication or utilities.
  • To supply much-needed nutrients for children to prosper and develop.
  • To help families and the homeless that struggle through tough times.

If you would like to consider becoming a Sponsor or Committee Member of the 2014 R4I you may contact Jeri Retzlaff (R4I Committee Chairperson) at 916.206-3678 or  or  Marie Jachino (EGFBS Executive Director) at 916.690.8869 or


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For more information about this event, please contact Elk Grove Food Bank Services


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