Starting at 8AM: An event like no other. A 4 person (Or 2 person or 1 person if you are feeling hungry) 10k relay through the streets of downtown OKC will challenge the savviest of runners and fiercest of eaters. Each runner will eat a sample of 9th street fare before taking off on a 1.54 mile leg. Teams are encouraged to dress up and have fun. Winner is crowned the 2014 Hungryman champion and has bragging rights for about 11 months.
Starting at 7:30AM: New this year! This is a non-eating normal "sign me up I got this" 5k run. No eating is required but dressing up is mildly encouraged.. The course starts out on 9th street and takes you through midtown and Heritage Hills.
All proceeds from the NSO Hungryman benefit Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO), a nonprofit providing housing and health services to the homeless and low-income in Oklahoma City.
Last year alone, NSO served over 72,000 people through transitional and permanent housing, rental assistance programs, reduced-cost dental care and women, infants and children (WIC) clinics. NSO is a longtime United Way partner agency and a National Mission Institution in a covenant relationship with United Methodist Women, Inc.Learn more about NSO
Q: How does this race work? How far will I actually end up running?
A: That depends on the race you’re signed up for. Here’s how it breaks down:
10K relay (Four-person eat & run team): Each team member eats a portion of food, then runs about 1.5 miles
10K relay (Two-person eat & run team): Each team member eats a portion of food, runs about 1.5 miles, eats another portion of food, then runs another 1.5 miles
5K (non-eaters): Individual runners run about 3.2 miles
Q: So really – is the relay race going to make me throw up?
A: In our three years of hosting this race, we’ve NEVER (*knock on wood*) had a runner throw up. You’ll eat just enough food to make you uncomfortable, but hopefully not enough to make you spill your guts.
Q: What if I don’t want to eat and run? Can I still participate?
A: Absolutely! New in 2014, we’re adding a regular 5K for those who want to run and support NSO, but don’t want to eat first. Unfortunately, if you want to participate in the 10K, you will have to eat AND run.
Q: When will registration be open? How much does it cost?
A: Registration will open in January 2014. The fee is $20 per runner for those who sign up before April 1, and $25 per runner after April 1.
Q: Who does the Hungryman benefit?
A: All proceeds from the NSO Hungryman benefit Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO), a nonprofit providing housing and health services to the homeless and low-income in Oklahoma City.
Aging out of foster care with nowhere to go and no family to rely on when you turn 18, or Escaping an abusive husband with your children in the middle of the night without a safe place to take your family, or Having a tooth that pains you so much you can’t even smile, but you have no dental insurance to pay for it. These are just a few of the scenarios NSO clients faced before finding our services.
Last year alone, NSO served over 72,000 people through transitional and permanent housing, rental assistance programs, reduced-cost dental care and women, infants and children (WIC) clinics. NSO is a longtime United Way partner agency and a National Mission Institution in a covenant relationship with United Methodist Women, Inc.
Q: What’s this Hungryman After Party all about?
A: Completing such an epic challenge calls for a celebration! Our after party has a raffle with awesome donated prizes, drink and food specials at local restaurants on Ninth Street, a DJ and a live band. It’s a family-friendly event, so come on out and party after the race!
Q: There’s a costume contest?
A: Of course there’s a costume contest – with prizes! Whether you’re participating as a team or an individual, you can dress up and be part of the fun. Prizes will be given to the first, second and third place costume contest winners, as determined by our local celebrity judges.
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Get in on the action! We are currently seeking corporate sponsors who want to support a cool, innovative race and get their name out there. If you or your company would like to be an official OKC Hungryman sponsors, here are the details.download info