Run with an Attitude of Gratitude at the 18th Annual Utah Human Race on Thanksgiving Morning!

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It’s that time of year again! Dust off your running shoes, put on your most creative costumes and come together with nearly 5,000 Utahns on Thanksgiving morning for our 18th Annual Utah Human Race. This beloved family-friendly event promises not only an energetic race, but also a chance to give back by fighting hunger with your feet. Join us on Thursday, November 23, 2023, at the Sandy Promenade (10200 S. Centennial Parkway, Sandy) at 8:00 a.m. for a morning of unity and gratitude.

As we gather in the spirit of Thanksgiving, it’s crucial to remember that 317,000 Utahns face hunger, and 1 in 10 Utah kids are unsure where their next meal is coming from. By participating in this event, you’re supporting Utah Food Bank’s mission of Fighting Hunger Statewide.

The event offers both 5K and 10K options, ensuring that there’s something for everyone. Registration fees are $30 for the 5K and $35 for the 10K, and online registration closes on November 21. There will be no same-day registration or timing chips available, so make sure to register in advance and arrive prepared to make a difference.


  • The event goes on, rain or shine!
  • Walkers are encouraged to choose the 5K option.
  • No dogs are allowed per Sandy City ordinances.
  • Water and light snacks will be available at the finish line.
  • Costumes are encouraged but not required.
  • Strollers are permitted.



The race starts at 8:00 a.m. for all runners, with 10K runners at the front. On race day, there will be flags and signs indicating where to line up based on how quickly you will be running or walking (pace time), fastest to slowest so that the course can be as safe and clear as possible for all participants. We ask that you make your way to the designated area for your pace time at least 10 minutes before the race begins.

We will be using a wave start, which means each pace time group will be set off at short intervals. This helps lessen overcrowding on the course, increases safety, and ensures that faster runners are not trying to weave around those running or walking at a slower pace. If you wish to participate with family and friends, be sure you ALL choose the same pace time category.


Parking will fill up early! We recommend parking near Target in Sandy. There is also parking available at REI/Momentum, Sandy One Center, Aetna, and Del Sol. No parking will be allowed on the route. See the map for parking details!

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, please click here. This year’s event is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors: presenting sponsor Cameron Construction, and gold sponsors Delta Air Lines, Discover Card, and University of Utah Health.


When: Monday, November 13 – Friday, November 17: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Monday, November 20 – Wednesday, November 22: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Utah Food Bank West Wing (directly west of our main building) – 3160 S. 930 W., Salt Lake City, UT 84119

Last-minute registration on November 22 is available in-person at packet pick-up but prices will be $35/person for either 5K or 10K, and shirts are not guaranteed.

We look forward to seeing you at the starting line!