Hunger Hike 2018 - THIS Weekend
Fighting Hunger with Our Hearts & Soles
Hunger Hike is a fundraising event and also an exciting community  celebration —  THIS weekend .

Below is the schedule with the special highlights of the  Hunger Hike kick-off event listed as well.
So  — raise $$ this week, run in the  HH5K Run  THIS Saturday at 9 a.m. (Celery Bog Nature Area), and we'll see you at the big event, the Hunger Hike kick-off event,  THIS Sunday at 1 p.m. (Riehle Plaza).
| Hunger Hike - Kick-off Event | Sunday, September 16 | Riehle Plaza | 1 p.m. |
| HH5K Run | Saturday, September 15 | Celery Bog Nature Area | 9 a.m. |
THIS SUNDAY - Hunger Hike Kick-off Event & 3K Walk
Schedule & Highlights
Noon - REGISTRATION & Check-in
Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette
  • DJ music from DJ Powder (pictured right) of RatPak Mobile DJs
  • Clowns - FREE face painting & balloon animals
  • Voter Registration
  • FREE Massages, courtesy of Essential Touch
  • Purdue Crew Team display
  • Bottled water available to participants, courtesy of Aqua Systems (Lafayette)
1:15 p.m. - PURDUE CHEER
The Purdue Cheerleaders & Purdue Pete (pictured above) will begin the program with a few cheers & the Purdue Fight Song.

1:20 p.m. - ZUMBA WARM-UP
Miss Brooke (pictured right) &  Kasie (fitness instructor) from  Studio b Dance & Fitness (Lafayette) will bring the  Hunger Hike crowd to its feet with the annual Zumba warm-up. MORE.
Jay Alan  (pictured right) will kick-off  Hunger Hike  THIS  Sunday  with the singing of the US National Anthem. Jay Alan , 17-year-old Harrison High School senior, lives in Lafayette with his parents. Check out his music on YouTube, click here. MORE.

Hunger Hike Honorary Co-chairs, Coaches Versyp & Kucik, will offer remarks. They are perfect ambassadors for Hunger Hike. Both have a high standard for their own work, hold their teams to a high standard and have a serious commitment to serving their community  — especially in supporting food assistance and nutrition programs. MORE.
1:55 p.m. - KEYNOTE
Race Johnson (pictured right) , Purdue alumnus & former Boilermaker football player, will offer remarks to kick off this year’s  Hunger Hike THIS Sunday, September 16  at  1:30 p.m.  at Riehle Plaza (N 2nd Street, Lafayette). Throughout his life, Race has worked hard and has had a special commitment to serving his community as an individual, as an athlete and with his family and church  —  and he's eager to share his story  THIS Sunday . MORE .

2:00 p.m. - HUNGER HIKE 3K WALK - raise $50+, get a Hunger Hike T-shirt

2:30 p.m. - HOT DOG PICNIC
Hot dogs courtesy of Texas Roadhouse (Lafayette), Bottled water courtesy of Aqua Systems (Lafayette) & Chips courtesy of Sam's Club (Lafayette)
Saturday, September 15 - Hunger Hike 5K Run
Saturday, September 16
Celery Bog Nature Area (Cattail Trail Loop), West Lafayette
  • 8 a.m. - Check in/registration
  • 9 a.m. - Run begins
  • 10 a.m. - Awards Ceremony

Parking at White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette. Refreshments courtesy of Panera Bread (West Lafayette) and Pay Less Super Market (West Lafayette). Prizes courtesy of Lafayette Brewing Co., Arni’s, Christos New City Grill, Wabash Landing 9, Digby’s Pub & Patio, Purdue Convocations & Cafe Literato.
Help Us Reach Our 2018 Goal - $115,000
7 Ways YOU Can Still Support HUNGER HIKE
  1. Make a Donation NOW, HERE
  2. Support a Hiker or TeamHERE — then click the TEAM tab
  3. SATURDAY - Run/walk in the HH5K Run, information HERE
  4. SUNDAY - Hike/walk in the Hunger Hike 3K Walk, information HERE
  5. Collect donations the “old school” way. Use the Collection Form – print and use to keep track of your donations
  6. Dine for $$ at Texas Roadhouse (Lafayette) on Tuesday, September 25, find coupon HERE
  7. Volunteer at Hunger Hike on Sunday, September 16. More information at
Rent-A-Rower for Your Yard Work & Projects
One Purdue Rower - 5 Hours of Work - Only $75
Rent-A-Rower is a unique service provided by  Purdue Crew that allows YOU (members of the community) to hire rowing athletes to help out with housework, yard work and other tasks - and all proceeds benefit Purdue Crew & rowing.

  • $75 for up to 5 hours of work (donation is tax deductible)
  • 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Saturdays — September 29, October 27 & November 10; and Sundays — October 21 & November 18 (scheduled make up day)

If you would like to participate in the Purdue Crew’s Rent-A-Rower program — and hire a rower to help out with work around your house, please fill out this  FORM. If you have any questions about Rent-A-Rower, please ask Purdue Crew on their  Contact Us page or email or call 765-494-3120.