Martha’s Village & Kitchen is pleased to announce that this year’s Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk event will be held on El Paseo in Palm Desert. The desert’s most fashionable shopping district will serve as the backdrop for a fun morning to support the effort by Martha’s to eradicate hunger in the Coachella Valley.

What: 2012 Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk presented by Hightower Advisors
Who: Event supports Martha’s Village & Kitchen
Where: El Paseo Drive in Palm Desert
When: Thanksgiving morning (8:00 AM Start), Thursday, November 22nd 2012

After checking in at The Gardens between 6:30 and 7:30 AM, participants will assemble at the starting line on Larkspur, waiting for film, television and football star Fred “The Hammer” Williamson to start them West down El Paseo at 8:00 AM. A staggered start ensures that the racers can race on our USA Track & Field-certified 5K course, while the joggers and walkers, along with their dogs and kids in strollers, can jog and walk at their own pace.

Participants can register online at or on the day of the event at the check-in tables on El Paseo, and children under age 5 enter for free. Before November 5, ages 6-12 can enter for $19, while ages 13 and up enter for $32. On November 5 and after, registration goes up $5 for ages 6 and up.

There will be booths, fun activities and a free continental breakfast and complimentary long-sleeve event shirts for all participants and help’s Martha’s Village & Kitchen work towards finally ending hunger in the valley.