IFTSA/Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run & Walk


Monday, July 13 | 6:15 a.m. | Grant Park- Arvey Field

Registration for the Fun Run is limited to 600 people, so book your spot! The first 550 people to register are guaranteed an IFT Student Association/Feeding Tomorrow race bag.

Join your friends and colleagues at the IFTSA and Feeding Tomorrow Fun Run & Walk on July 13 at Arvey Field in Grant Park. Proceeds from the event support our student scholarship fund.

Our goal this year is to raise $110,000 for the scholarship fund. Here's how you can help us accomplish this:

Fun Run Onsite Registration

Space permitting, you may register for the Fun Run until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, at the IFT Ticket Desk located in the Registration area at McCormick Place South. Please note that race t-shirts and end-of-race bags may not be available.

Race Bib & T-shirt Pickup for Pre-registered Runners and “I Slept In” T-shirt Claim 
Fun Run booth, Registration Area, McCormick Place South
Saturday, July 11:  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 12:  7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fun Run Packet Pickup
Monday, July 13 | 6:15 a.m. | Grant Park – Arvey Field
If you are unable to participate, but want to support Feeding Tomorrow, please make a donation at the Fun Run booth in the registration area, or visit feedingtomorrow.org.

Fun Run Transportation
Registration begins at 5:45 a.m. and the race will be from 6:15 - 7:15 a.m.

Shuttle buses will be available at each of the following locations at 5:30 a.m. to bring participants to Grant Park at the race start point on Roosevelt Road between Columbus & Lake Shore Drive.
  • Warwick Allerton, 701 N. Michigan Avenue – Front Entrance
  • Chicago Marriott Downtown, 540 N. Michigan Ave. – Ohio & Rush
  • Embassy Suites Lakefront, 511 N. Columbus Drive – Columbus Drive Entrance
  • Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Drive – On Wacker Drive in front of the East  Tower
  • Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe Street – Wabash Street Entrance
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick Place – On Martin Luther King Drive

Following the race, participants can take shuttle buses back to the following destinations beginning at 7:15 AM.
  • Monroe Street
  • Wacker Drive
  • Ohio Street
  • Huron Street
  • Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Become a Sponsor

Join the companies below as a sponsor of the Fun Run & Walk. With a tax-deductible donation to Feeding Tomorrow, your organization will:

  • Strategically position itself at the forefront of shaping tomorrow's food science leaders
  • Build positive organizational relationships with the next generation of food scientists
  • Highlight its commitment to developing future global business leaders

To become a sponsor, please contact feedingtomorrow@ift.org.

If you have questions about participating in the Fun Run/Walk, please email them to info@ift.org. To make a donation to support Feeding Tomorrow, visit feedingtomorrow.org.


Thanks to our 2015 sponsors:

DDW 150 Anniversary Logo 



David Michael Company

Sillliker Logo




FMI Foundation

Ohio Valley Section


Chicago Section IFT

Campbell's Logo 

GEA Group Logo

Con Agra Logo 

AAK Logo 

Kellogg's Logo

Perkin Elmer Logo


 Perten Logo