Calith Sprock and Gayle Woodward

Run to Feed the Hungry profile: Gayle Woodward and Calith Sprock

Published: Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2B
Last Modified: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 - 6:21 pm

For 19 years, Run to Feed the Hungry has generated money for programs of the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Between now and Thanksgiving, we'll bring you stories of local folks who benefited from Food Bank & Family Services programs.

A neighbor told Gayle Woodward, a senior citizen living on a fixed income, about the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services' food program. Woodward said she was so impressed on her first visit to the food program – getting fresh fruits and vegetables, recipe cards and lots of smiles from volunteers – that she begin inviting other seniors to the program. When her grandson Calith Sprock, 24, lost his job, she encouraged him to check out the food bank. Sprock said the free groceries are one less thing to worry about as he looks for work.


Start time: 10K – 8:30 a.m.; timed 5K – 9 a.m.; untimed 5K and walkers – immediately after the 5K run.

Where: The J Street entrance to California State University, Sacramento.

How far: 5K (3.1 mile) run/walk and 10K (6.2 mile) run

Expected number of participants: 25,000-28,000

Register: Go online to until Nov. 20 at 11:59 p.m. or register in person at REI at 1790 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, Nov. 17-21.

Cost: Pre-registration for adults: $35 untimed; $40 timed. Kids 15 and under: $20 untimed; $25 timed. Registration increases by $5 on race day, with no timing available.

Pickup: Packet pickup at the Expo Parkway REI is Nov. 17-21, during store hours.

Other ways to contribute: Go online at

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