Thousands of runners, walkers and people just hoping to burn off some calories took off through the streets of east Sacramento this morning in the 19th annual Run to Feed the Hungry.
With temperatures hovering in the 40s, a crowd that was expected to reach in the neighborhood of 27,000 headed down J Street away from Sacramento State and through the leafy streets of east Sacramento.
Runners in the 10k event went all the way to midtown; the 5k course was a tighter loop, heading to Folsom Boulevard. Spectators held annual cheering parties on front lawns throughout the course.
The field was the usual mix of serious runners in tank tops and flashy running shoes, couples pushing baby strollers and more than a few wearing turkey-shaped hats.
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