Run or walk for a great cause! We welcome everyone to attend and participate in the thirteenth run/walk to raise funds for the Amherst Survival Center! The 5k will take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11AM. Over the years, we’ve been able to raise over $50,000 for the Survival Center thanks to all of our previous donors, runners and walkers! UMass Dining is proud to donate 100% of the proceeds for the run directly back into our community.
Amherst Survival Center Our benefiting partner is the Amherst Survival Center, a major asset to the campus community. Serving Western Massachusetts since 1976, the Amherst Survival Center connects Hampshire and Franklin County residents to food, clothing, healthcare, and community, primarily through volunteer efforts. Since COVID took hold, the Amherst Survival Center has focused on their food and nutrition programs, scaling to meet increasing need. The Center offers free hot meals to-go; fresh produce and baked goods, recovered from local farms and stores; and groceries from the food pantry. Onsite grocery pick-up, curbside pick-up, and grocery delivery are available. All are welcome! Visit amherstsurvival.org to learn more!
Food Security Initiatives The 5K is just one of many initiatives UMass Dining is working on to address food security on and off campus. To learn more about these resources click here!
Register online or at any of the four dining commons/retail locations on the UMass Amherst Campus.
Online registration ends at midnight on April 18, 2024.
Walk-up registration is available on Race Day.
The “Fun Run” begins at 10AM prior to the start of the 5k, all kids 8 and younger are welcome to participate!
We look forward to seeing you on April 20, 2024!