Inaugural Hunger Heroes 5K set for April 27 on Navarre Beach

Posted on April 2, 2019 by Staff reports

The Weekend Food Program of Navarre will host its Inaugural Hunger Heroes 5K fundraiser April 27 on Navarre Beach. 

The nonprofit group during the 2018-19 school year provided 477 students at six Navarre schools with nutritional weekend supplemental food, and snacks were also provided to participating schools to help out teachers personally cover that expense for students in need. 

Organizers say that for each registrant in the race, one students’ weekend supplemental food will be covered for one month. 

“Our goal is for the Hunger Heroes 5K to be the biggest 5K in the Panhandle,” said Michelle Abrams, co-founder of the Weekend Food Program of Navarre, a nonprofit organization associated with Outreach Navarre.  “Our programs are growing, and this 5K is designed to engage families who want to help.”

All proceeds from the Hunger Heroes 5K will benefit Outreach Navarre’s operating budget and programs, which are staffed by 100-percent volunteers.


  • Early registration is open through April 10. Cost is $30 per person. Teams of 4 or more persons are discounted to $25 per person.
  • Late registration will take place from April 11 – 24. Online registration ends at 12 midnight April 24. Cost is $35 per person. Teams of 4 or more persons are discounted to $25 per person.
  • Registration at the event is available for $40 per person, but shirt size(s) and race merchandise colors the day of the event cannot be guaranteed. The race starts at 8 a.m.

Click here to register for the Hunger Heroes 5K

An after party is planned immediately following the race at the Sand Crab Pavilion, located on the east end of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier parking lot. The party will feature local food vendors, DJ entertainment, exhibits, including the Navarre Beach Marine Science Center, plus more.

Visit for more information about the Outreach Navarre and Weekend Food Program of Navarre organizations.