The Thanksgiving Day Run Charity Partner is Harvesters Community Food Network. Harvesters’ mission is to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. We are a regional food bank serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas. Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 760 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes and others. We also offer education programs to increase community awareness of hunger and teach about good nutrition.
Check out Harvesters Most Needed Items list and bring your donation to packet pickup or on race day. Look for the Harvesters collection bins.
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors
Garry Gribbles is a community of running enthusiasts who have a passion for living an active lifestyle. Their mission is to help you find the perfect fit in all of your favorite brands.
The Ward Parkway Thanksgiving Day run is proud to provide our runners with a Tippin’s pumpkin pie after they cross the finish line! There’s something special about gathering around a Tippin’s pie with family and friends. Artfully crafted in Kansas City, Tippin’s pies are made from scratch and crafted to perfection using only the best ingredients.
Thank you to Elite Chiro Care for providing some relaxation after the race. Elite treats every patient and injury the way we would want to be treated, with compassion,understanding, and clear goals.
Thank you to Genesis Health Clubs for donating to this race. Genesis offers the most well rounded fitness experience in the midwest. Each location provides cardio and weight training equipment, group fitness classes, personal trainers, yoga pilates and much more.
Thank you to Apex Ortho for providing the medical tent for your minor injuries. Apex Orthopaedic Surgeons provides quality, innovative state of the art Orthopaedic care in a compassionate medical environment.
Thank you to Leah Smith and Farmers insurance for supporting us. Farmers not only prides itself on helping you plan wisely for the unexpected, but also on helping restore order when it occurs, so you can keep moving along the road of your life’s plans.
Thank you to Fountain City Roller Derby for their help on the course. Fountain City has over 120 men and women skaters in their league from the ages of 18 to 53 who play for the love of the sport, camaraderie, and to give back to the community.
Green Grove was founded to create a company that offers the highest quality product and service to the people. We pride ourselves in delivering a product that helps bring you the physical, mental and emotional balance back into your lives in a natural and healthy way.
Thank you to Trader Joe’s for donating! Trader Joes: It’s not complicated. We just focus on what matters — great food + great prices = Value.
Thank you to Renewal by Anderson for supporting this race. Renewal by Andersen is the full-service window-replacement division of 112-year-old Andersen Corporation, the owner of the most trusted family of window brands in America.