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Thousands Participate In Stockton Charity Run For Thanksgiving Day

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. 

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Rich Ibarra

Contributing Central Valley/Foothills Reporter

As the Central Valley correspondent, Rich Ibarra covers San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Merced counties, along with the foothill areas including Tuolumne and Calaveras counties. He covers politics, the economy and issues affecting the region.   Read Full Bio