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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Turkey Runs, Food Drives, and Toy Runs/Drives!

Turkey Runs

22nd Annual Davis Turkey Trot
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Civic Center Field

Fees vary depending on the race and registration date. Please visit the Davis Turkey Trot web site for details.

There are 9 different races to accomodate people of all ages and athletic abilities, beginning between 8am and 11:45am. Click HERE for details.

All events start and finish at Civic Center Field in Davis, located on B Street near the interssection of B Street and 6th Street.


Run to Feed the Hungry THANKSGIVING DAY in Sacramento

The race starts on Thanksgiving Morning, November 26, just West of the entrance to the Sacramento State campus and runs through East Sacramento. Rain or Shine!

There will be 2 separate start times.
Timed 10k Runners Only - 8:45 a.m. Please arrive early!
Timed 5k Runners Only - 9:05 am
All Untimed 5k Fun Run/Walkers - to follow behind 5k start.

Race Day Registration
7:30 a.m. until 9:00
Register online HERE

Adults: $35
Children (15 & under): $20
Teams Members: $50

For more info, click HERE.


Folsom Turkey Trot

5K Run/Walk & 10K Run
Folsom Parkway Trails (Corner of Blue Ravine and N. Parkway Dr.)
Thanksgiving Morning
November 26, 2009
10K at 8:50 am
5K at 9:05 am
Rain or Shine!

Registration Fee: $25
Entry fee includes a t-shirt to the first 3,500 people to register. As of 11/19 there are 2,000 people registered.

More info, visit http://www.folsomturkeytrot.com/page.asp?id=28


5th Annual Run and Walk Against Hunger
Stockton, CA

5K/3.1 Mile Run & Walk
10K/6.2 Mile Run
1/4 Mile Kid’s Run
(for Kids 9 and under)

Starts at Stockton Arena, Finishes INSIDE the scenic Stockton Ports Ballpark 404 W. Fremont (at Lincoln St.)Downtown Stockton Waterfront.

Join 3,000 runners and walkers, burn calories, have a great time on the scenic Stockton waterfront, and help raise money for holiday nutrition programs of the Emergency Food Bank!

8:00 AM, Kids 1/4 Mile Run
8:20 AM, Opening Ceremony
8:30 AM, 5K Run/Walk, 10K Run and Team 5 K Run
10:30 AM (approx.), Awards and Closing Ceremony.


Toy Drives & Toy Runs

Renegade Classic Sacramento and Cache Creek Casino present the 7th Annual Santa Claus Toy Run in Sacramento on Saturday, November 21st 2009.

This run beneftis local charities of Northern California that provide toys for underpriviledged children during the holiday season.

November 21, 2009
Rides Leaves to Yolo County at 11am
Party - 12pm - 4pm

1 NEW unwrapped Toy and $20

Breakfast, Run T-Shirt, Run Pin, Buffet Lunch, Live Music, Vendors, Raffles, and more!

Last year we had over 2,500 bikers. It was a great party for a worthy cause!

More info: www.renegadeevents.com/toyrun-sac/sac-toyrun.html


33rd Annual Original Sacramento Toy Run
This is the Original State Capitol Toy Run. This year it is being held at the Sacarmento 6 Drive-in off HWY 50 and Bradshaw. The Marines Toys For Tots Foundation distribute the toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in our community.

All motorcycles will leave on a pack ride at noon.

Sunday, 29 November 2009
09:00 - 5:00
Sacramento 6 Drive-in
9616 Oates Road off HWY 50 and Bradshaw
Sacramento, CA

More info, click HERE.


KCRA 3 and the California Highway Patrol present:
The 11th Annual CHiPS for Kids Toy Drive

Bring a new, unwrapped toy to any participating school, CHP location, the Elk Grove Automall, Big Valley Ford, or other participating locations between Nov. 23rd and Dec. 20th. The toys will be delivered to hospitalized and disadvantaged children just in time for the holidays.

You can also join KCRA 3 and the California Highway Patrol and drop off your toy any time from 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4th at the main gate of Cal Expo.


Skoglund Family Toy Drive
Drop off toys Saturday December 12, 2009, between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM at 10455 Investment Circle Rancho Cordova CA 95670 (Cross Street Folsom Bvld).

More info HERE.


Food Drives

Sacramento Zoo's November Canned Food Drive
Daily in November - 10 am to 4 pm
Bring a canned food item or other non-perishable item when you visit the Zoo and recieve $1 off your Zoo admission! Donations benefit the Sacramento Food Bank and families in need. The Food Bank especially needs items such as canned soups and fruits, tuna, peanut butter, mac and cheese, ramen and baby formula and cereals.


CalWORKs Cares Food, Toy & Clothes Drive
2009 CalWORKs Cares Food, Toy & Clothes Drive is collecting food, toys and clothes to give to students and their families on Monday, December 7, 2009.

Donations can be made through November 19th at:
3835 Freeport Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95822

Arrangements can be made for pick up service.

Contact Veronika Kolesnikov at kolesnv@scc.losrios.edu or 916-650-2771 for more info.


Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services and KCRA 3 present The 2nd Annual Turkey Drive 3000
Friday, November 20th
4:30am to 7:00pm
Corner of 3rd Avenue and 33rd Street in Oak Park - just follow the signs!

If you are unable to join us on November 20th, we are accepting donations of
turkeys and other holiday fi xin’s now through the end of the year!
Please visit http://www.sacramentofoodbank.org/ or call (916) 456-1980 for more information.


Food Drive at Walker Chiropractic, Sports Physician
Saturday, November 21st
4441 Auburn Blvd, Suite O
Sacramento, CA 95841
(916) 484-1661

More info from Sacramento News 10


Chipotle Fundraiser to benefit Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services

Monday, November 23rd
3:00pm - 8:00pm
Any Sacramento Area Chipotle
Show us this flyer and 50% of proceeds benefit Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.


Other "Drives"

News 10's Coats for Kids Drive

Both new and gently used coats are welcome. Used coats do not have to be freshly cleaned; Swanson's Cleaners will clean the coats. All sizes are welcome, but children's coats are in particularly short demand.

Coats can be donated until December 18, 2009, at any of the locations listed here, or at any of these events. <--Click on links to see lists.

Coats will be distributed by The Salvation Army on December 30, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. (or until all coats are gone) at Cal Expo in Sacramento and at The Salvation Army locations in Antioch, Fairfield, Lodi, Modesto, Roseville, Stockton and Yuba City.

For more info on this great event, including deals and discounts from local merchants for donating coats, visit News 10's Coats for Kids Drive page.


Know of any others? Please let us know! Leave your comments below.

Happy Holidays!

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