November 26: 14th Annual Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run & Walk

10,000+ San Diegans To Come Together To Celebrate Neighborly Spirit & Help the Homeless 


WHAT: Presented by San Diego’s largest and original Thanksgiving 5K Run/Walk. 10,000+ fellow San Diego neighbors will come together for the 14th Annual Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving Day 5K Run and Walk in Balboa Park. Father Joe’s Famous Thanksgiving pies will be sold at the race and are expected to sell out quickly (as they do every year). Register at


WHY: The Thanksgiving Day 5K is more than just an investment in family fun. It’s an investment in the future of San Diego. All proceeds go to help your homeless neighbors in need—from children and families to adults and veterans.


WHO: 10,000+ fellow San Diego neighbors, community leaders and volunteers will attend along with their dogs, turkey costumes, face paint, and neighborly spirit.




Race begins at:

San Diego Museum of Man

1350 El Prado, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 

November 26, 2015 

Start time: 7:30 a.m. 

Course Closes at 8:15 a.m. 


In-person pre-registration will be available at Road Runner Sports in Kearny Mesa. 

Tuesday Nov. 24th, p.m. -7 p.m. and Wednesday Nov. 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 


Day-of Registration begins at: 

Thursday, November 26, 2015 

Registration table at 6:00 a.m. 

Location: Spreckels Organ Pavilion 




As San Diego’s largest homeless services provider, Father Joe’s Villages has been empowering people to achieve self-sufficiency for 65 years. What started as a small chapel serving San Diego’s impoverished has grown into a cutting-edge provider of effective housing programs and services. Father Joe’s prepares up to 3,000 meals and works with more than 1,500 individuals every day—from infants and adolescents to adults and seniors. This includes over 200 children and over 200 military veterans. As an industry thought-leader, Father Joe’s offers solutions to address the complex needs of the homeless, regardless of age, race, culture or beliefs. The organization’s primary goal is to transform lives and end the cycle of homelessness. To this end they provide housing, healthcare, food, clothing, education, job training and child development in an internationally modeled “one-stop-shop” approach. This mission is made possible only through the efforts of compassionate staff, dedicated volunteers, and generous public and private donors. For more information, please visit: