Have Fun! Make A Difference!

We have a lot of great events planned this year for people to get up, get out, and help us put an end to hunger and homelessness in the Coachella Valley. Martha's relies on your support to fund the programs and services people in need can turn to when times are tough.

Come out and join us! Together, we can make a huge impact in the lives of people who need a helping hand.

2014 Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk

2014 Thanksgiving Day 5K Logo

This year's 5K is going to be the biggest event we've ever held. We have a new timing company, new race registration, new race management and a new course. All of this adds up to more fun for you and your family on race day!

You can either run on El Paseo in Palm Desert or on 3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon in Palm Springs!

Register today:

Pre-registration is now open for this year's 5K. Sign up early and there will be one less thing to worry about during the holidays.

Visit our race page on Active.com and plan your active race weekend.


And remember to like our 5K page on Facebook!


The Impact Of Your Participation...

We want you to know how we're putting your registration and donation dollars to work. Here's an example:

The total we received from the 2013 Thanksgiving Day 5K in registrations and cash donations was $94,627. That can provide a year's worth of career training and continuing education to help 197 people get back to work. Or it can provide a month's worth of professional pre-kindergarten daycare for 78 children.

We have a lot to do and a lot of people need our help. Thank you for your past support. We look forward to seeing you at our next event!

Events Calendar

In addition to the special fundraising events we hold, we're out in the community meeting people and letting everyone know about the work that we do. We would love to set up a booth at your next event!

Call Rosa Torres, Special Events Manager, at 760.347.4741 Ext 356 or send a message to rosa.verduzco@neighbor.org for more details.

Events Calendar 2014

September 6, 2014
8:00 to 11:00 AM
United Way Walk Booth
Palm Desert Living Desert
5K Pre-Registration
September 24, 2014
4:30 to 7:00 PM
Resource/Services Fair
Indio Fairgrounds
5K Pre-Registration
September 28, 2014
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Color Me 5K Booth
Fantasy Resort, Eagle Falls Course
5K Pre-Registration
October 12, 2014
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Y Be Fit Color Run Booth
Palm Desert Civic Center
5K Pre-Registration
October 18, 2014
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Desert Aids Walk Booth
Ruth Hardy Park Palm Springs
5K Pre-Registration
October 25, 2014
9:00 AM
7th Annual Cabazon Outlets Shopping Extravaganza
Ticket purchases will benefit all 10 of the participating non-profits, including Martha's.
October 26, 2014
8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Golf Cart Parade Booth
Palm Desert, El Paseo
5K Pre-Registration
November 27, 2014
8:00 to 11:00 AM
2014 Thanksgiving Day 5K
El Paseo Drive, Palm Desert