About Nanban 5K Run / Walk 2022

Nanbans Against Hunger

“You pray for the hungry. Then you feed them. This is how prayer works.” –Pope Francis

Nanban 5K Run / Walk 2022.
Date: Saturday October 22nd, 2022
Place: Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve 5901 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX US 75074

Nanban foundation

https://nanbanfoundation.org/ is a non-profit organization based out of Dallas TX.

Nanban means a true friend. True to its meaning, Nanban foundation is established with the sole vision of helping the community at large attain financial freedom through our free financial education classes and supporting the underprivileged through socially relevant initiatives.

Nanban believes that no one should go hungry. True to its belief, Nanbans Zero Hunger Initiative runs two continents and three countries. Through our various projects we feed approximately 12,000 daily meals and benefiting 8,000+ individuals in U.S.A., Srilanka and India.


  • Project Arutkanchi:
    India Four states, approx. 250 locations
  • Project Meals for Minds:
    Sri Lanka (Two locations, two districts) Soon will expand to 16 areas.
  • Project Hunger Mitao:
    USA - Work with Hunger Mitao (https://www.hungermitao.org/) organization to help feeding America.
  • 1 Million Meals Program:
    USA - Donated 1 Million Meals to the Texas Food Bank

Race Description

Walkers, Runners, Strollers, Pets---all are welcome. Competitive or recreational participants can complete this outdoor 5K. The primary aim is to raise awareness about global hunger while raising vital funds for Nanban’s life-saving programs around the world.

Race Day Information

Date : 22nd October, 2022
Check in Time : 7.00 AM to 8.00 AM
Instructions for the race : 8.00 AM to 8.30 AM
Race Starts at : 8.30 AM


Early Bird Offer

For registering 1 person - $10

For registering 2 persons - $15

For registering 3 persons - $20

For registering 4 persons - $25

Do's and Don'ts

  • Keep safety in mind always anytime and keep your distance if needed.
  • Make sure you have your running or walking shoes and any other gear you need to participate in this 5K. We will provide limited snacks and bottled water for all participants.
  • Do not disturb any public during this time, as this park is always open to the public.
  • Parents always run with their younger kids, watch over them all the time, and are responsible.
  • Participants are responsible for any liability or injury during the event.
  • It's a family fun event; hence request everyone to help to keep the park neat and clean.
  • Participants can always reach out to volunteers during the event for any help.


We would love to have your business represented at our event! If interested in sponsoring or requiring further information, kindly contact us through email or by filling and sending the below Questions form.

All proceeds from this event will benefit
Nanban's hunger eradication initiatives worldwide.

Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


You may log in to Nanban Foundation website and register as guided by the website.
This event is scheduled on 22nd October, 2022.
Yes. Your friends and family members can participate in the run / walk.
Yes, post Run / Walk you will be receiving a certificate. You will be initiated via email and SMS once the certificate is ready.
Nanban Foundation team will keep you updated on your run / walk through email and SMS.
Yes, anyone can run / walk a marathon, literally anyone, if they follow a proper training.
High GI carbohydrate foods are best during a run / walk as they release energy quickly. Choose specially designed sport gels and isotonic drinks, or try bananas, oranges, honey, dried fruit or gummy sweets such as jelly beans.


Event Details

Nanban 5K Run / Walk 2022: Igniting Hope, Inspiring Change, and Eradicating Hunger

Plano, TX – On Saturday, October 22nd, 2022, the vibrant spirit of Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve provided the canvas for an extraordinary event aimed at fighting global hunger. The Nanban 5K Run / Walk 2022, organized by the Nanban Foundation, brought together a diverse community of walkers, runners, children, and philanthropists, united in their unwavering commitment to making a tangible difference.

The atmosphere was electric as participants eagerly checked in between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM, with anticipation and determination radiating from every individual. At 8:30 AM, as the race commenced, the collective cheer and support of the crowd reverberated, infusing the air with a powerful sense of purpose.

This event exemplified inclusivity, warmly welcoming walkers, runners, strollers, and even pets, ensuring that everyone could contribute to raising awareness about the pressing issue of global hunger. United by a shared mission, participants propelled the Nanban Foundation’s life-saving programs forward.

The highlight of the event was the distribution of commemorative T-shirts to all participants, symbolizing their unwavering commitment to this noble cause. Moreover, the medals awarded to finishers served as tangible reminders of their invaluable contributions and unwavering dedication to effecting positive change. As participants crossed the finish line, they were greeted with snacks and water, rejuvenating their spirits and acknowledging their extraordinary efforts.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our esteemed community partners, including Pediatric Associates of Frisco, JK Yog, Sankara Eye Foundation, Xforia, Metroplex Tamil Manaram, Champion Karate Academy, Uniex Courier, A2B Veg Restaurant, HungerMitao, Sudha CPA, and Leaf Little Elm Foundation. Their unwavering support and collaboration have made the Nanban 5K Run / Walk 2022 a resounding success, empowering us to impact lives on a global scale.

All proceeds from this event directly contribute to Nanban Foundation’s hunger eradication initiatives worldwide. Through the Nanban Zero Hunger Program, we have already served over 10 million meals in the USA, Sri Lanka, and India within the span of three years. Our relentless commitment to expanding these programs worldwide, including Nanban Meals for Minds, ensures that we not only provide nourishment but also education to children around the world.

At Nanban Foundation, we firmly believe in the power of raising awareness and mobilizing resources to create a meaningful and lasting impact on those affected by food insecurity. By participating in the Nanban 5K Run / Walk 2022, each individual has played a significant role in ensuring that no one goes to bed hungry. Together, we are weaving a tapestry of compassion, transforming lives, and spreading hope and nourishment across the globe.

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