For the last ten years people have walked, run, and even ridden wheelchairs and pushed strollers for a 5 or 10k race along Stockton's Downtown Waterfront on Thanksgiving morning.
This year as many as 5,000 people are expected to take part in the annual Run and Walk Against Hunger.
Stockton Emergency Food Bank Director Mario Supnet says the event is a major fundraiser to help feed local families.
"It's just a big community event and it's really quick, really easy and there's plenty of time to get home that afternoon for Thanksgiving lunch and dinner."
Marci Reynolds will be running for what she says is a new holiday tradition.
"Oh it's awesome, it's awesome, everyone is together in this big, huge group and it's just a great feeling."
$120,000 was raised last year from the race...money that put food on the table for thousands of families.