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Stuffed Struts

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5k Run / Race

$35 $30 11/28 8:00AM EST Price increases after September 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 10+.
The More The Merrier!

5k Run/Walk

$35 $30 11/28 8:00AM EST Teams with 10+ Members Earn Prizes
Open to ages 10+.
Mobility Inclusive

5k Roll / Race

$35 $30 11/28 8:00AM EST Price increases after September 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 10+.
Raise $16 Each

Kids Fun Strut

$10 11/28 8:45AM EST Ages 10 & Under - Run, walk, bike, skate or scoot. FREE for kids 5 and under!
Open to ages 10 and under.
Team Relay Race

5k Three Person Frozen Turkey Relay

$35 $30 11/28 8:00AM EST Price increases after September 30, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

XC Team 5k Challenge

$0 11/28 8:00AM EST Registration ends November 27, 2024 at 11:59pm EST
Open to ages 10 - 18.

Strut Your Way 5k Training Challenge

$0 Registration ends November 5, 2024 at 11:59pm EST
Strut Your Way!

Strut Your Way 5k Run / Walk / Roll

$20 Registration ends December 5, 2024 at 11:59pm EST


Open Door Café, Wytheville, VA


Run, walk, or roll so others can eat! Join the 13th annual Stuffed Strut and give some of your Thanksgiving day to help fight hunger.

Runners, walkers, and para-athletes join and raise funds in the fight against hunger. Kids under 10 may run, walk, bike, skate, or scoot the 1-mile fun run.

The 2024 Stuffed Strut begins at 8 am Thanksgiving morning in downtown Wytheville at the Open Door Café. The route is a relatively flat, paved course around downtown Wytheville. November mornings in our climate zone can be frigid. Please dress accordingly. 

Parking is available along the street, across Main Street at First Christian Church, and at Curves on the corner of 12th and West Main Streets. On-site registration opens at 6:45 am. We will serve warm refreshments immediately after the run's conclusion, in time to get everyone home for a big Thanksgiving lunch. 

First, second and third place finishers in several age and mobility categories will receive custom medals.

Stuffed Strut entrants who raise funds receive event branded fitness apparel as they reach various hunger impact thresholds!


Everyone Eats Wythe Us!

All proceeds benefit the Open Door Café, Southwest Virginia's first nonprofit community café. With your support, last year Open Door Café served nearly 17,000 meals, 13,000+ of which were subsidized through charitable gifts and special events proceeds. Over 82% of last year's patrons donated less than the $8 per plate value. With an average per plate donation of $2.06, special event proceeds are vital in subsidizing café meals.


It's A Zero Hunger Run Walk or Roll A-thon

With your support Open Door Café activates runners, walkers, para-athletes, and kids to raise money in the fight against hunger. Join our Run-Walk-Roll-A-Thon movement. Help your favorite stuffed strut entrant reach their fundraising goal by pledging to give per-mile or donate a fixed amount. All pledges subsidize per plate meal costs at the Open Door Café. 

To contribute, click on the DONATE button above and make your contribution towards a Stuffed Strut entrant! If you want to participate in the Run Walk Roll A-Thon yourself, click on "BECOME A FUNDRAISER" under the "DONATE" button.

Raise funds from friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers so that #everyoneeatswytheus!

  • $5 - Provides subsidy for one discounted, Lite Fare café meal combo
  • $10 - Provides one Classic Fare café combo meal
  • $50 - Provides 5 Classic Fare café combo meals
  • $100 - Provides 10 Classic Fare café combo meals
  • $250 - Provides 25 Classic Fare café combo meals
  • $500- Provides 50 Classic Fare café meals

Entrants who raise funds earn swag rewards and recognition!


Team Fundraising

Talk some smack and challenge your coworkers or that industry rival from across town to a Thanksgiving Day 5k A-thon. Then see who can raise more money to make sure Everyone Eats Wythe Us at the Open Door Café! It’s the perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving and warm up for the day with a brisk strut through downtown Wytheville ! Whether you join in-person or take part virtually, we invite you to run, walk, roll, and strut your stuff at the Open Door Café Stuffed Strut.


Social Teams

Reaching the day we celebrate the end of hunger in our community takes a lot of friends! Like we tell volunteers and supporters at the Open Door Café, "THE MORE THE MERRIER!" In that same spirit, we're rewarding you when you create a SOCIAL TEAM to run/walk or roll as a group. Learn more.


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Open Door Café, Wytheville, VA

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