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Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run + Fitness Fundraiser

Monday, July 17th, 6:30 am
McCormick Place
7:30 am: Celebratory After Party

Ever since a small group of runners gathered at the Institute of Food Technologist’s 2001 annual meeting in an effort to get some exercise and raise funds for students, the Fun Run + Fitness event has been an amazing opportunity to raise funds, join a community, and break a sweat!

Funds raised at this 5K run, 1-mile walk or yoga support scholarships for students pursuing careers in the science of food.

You can sign up for the Fun Run + Fitness when registration opens in 2024.

Build a team of individual runners, walkers or yogis that register to participate in the Fun Run + Fitness Fundraiser in support of the Feeding Tomorrow Fund Scholarship Program. Teams of 20 or more will receive special recognition at the Fun Run + Fitness Celebration. Email [email protected] for a team challenge form if you are the team captain.

IFT 2023 Fun Run + Fitness shoe graphic with smiling runners and a yoga class outside

Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run + Fitness Sponsorship

Invest in the next generation of professionals in food science and technology! By sponsoring the Fun Run + Fitness event, you’ll positively impact the future of food. Powered by IFT’s Student Association and IFT’s Feeding Tomorrow Fund, proceeds help fund the Feeding Tomorrow Fund academic scholarship program for students pursuing a variety of degrees in the science of food.

Learn more here. For sponsorship inquiries, contact Darlene Hankes at [email protected].

Thank you to this year’s event sponsors!


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We motivate young minds. We support student excellence. We leverage our community.

IFT’s Feeding Tomorrow Fund scholarship program is one of the largest in the nation rewarding undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in the science of food.

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