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Drumroll, Please: Our 2023 Rise & Stride 5K/10K Winners

By Hannah Payne on May 26, 2023

For the fourth year in a row, Rise Against Hunger hosted a virtual 5K/10K in May and you, our Hunger Champions, came alongside us once again to make an impact in the lives of people we serve around the world! From May 15-21, nearly 200 racers participated in Rise & Stride, running (or walking) 5K or 10K distances in support of global hunger relief. Collectively, the racers nationwide ran or walked 1,005 kilometers — over 624 miles — during race week. 

Every step taken by the racers symbolized the journeys that many of the children we serve walk each day. In the countries where we work, children walk an average of 3 miles (5 kilometers) to school daily where they can receive a nutritious Rise Against Hunger meal. By registering for and participating in Rise & Stride, the racers honored these journeys and helped build bright futures for children facing hunger across the globe. Thank YOU for joining us in the race to end world hunger! 

And now the moment you’ve all been waiting for… drumroll, please! We’re excited to announce below the top finishers for both the 5K and 10K distances. 

5K Male Top Finishers:

  1. Andrew Keyes
  2. Brett Bell
  3. Zach Swanson
  4. Nick Hemming
  5. Kevin Nowaczyk

5K Female Top Finishers:

  1. Jennifer Herring
  2. Anna Thornton
  3. Angella Carlisle
  4. Katrina Ramsey
  5. Brittany Siravo

10K Male Top Finishers:

  1. Zachary Lubin
  2. Ethan Lubin
  3. William McCorkel
  4. Austin Metcalfe

10K Female Top Finishers: 

  1. Emily Meuth
  2. Meredith McCorkel
  3. Deb Luckadoo

Join us in congratulating the top finishers and everyone who participated; all of the racers truly are amazing Hunger Champions. The full leaderboard is also available here

The race to end global hunger continues, and we hope you’ll join us! This Saturday, May 27, Hunger Champions from throughout Southern California will come together to participate in an in-person Rise & Stride community walk/run in Long Beach. On November 5, 2023, 10 Hunger Champions will race in the TCS New York City Marathon as part of Team Rise & Stride, raising critical funds and awareness for Rise Against Hunger’s mission to end world hunger while running through New York City’s five boroughs. 

And beyond Rise & Stride, you can be part of the work to end global hunger by hosting a meal packaging event, donating, following us on social media and more. Check out our How You Can Help page to find ways to get involved. We can’t win the race to end hunger without you!