Fun Run + Fitness 2021 - Get fit + support future food scientists!
Fun Run + Fitness 2021

About Fun Run + Fitness

Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists, welcomes you to our annual Fun Run + Fitness fundraiser! Feeding Tomorrow aims to ensure the vital work of food scientists continues and carries over to the next generation. To help make this happen, this year we encourage members of our community, as well as their friends and family, to take care of themselves and help us raise funds in support of the science of food and scholarships.

Our 6-week virtual event will feature wellness challenges to help participants stay active, eat nutritious food, and take care of themselves so that they can continue their work and contributing to a safe, sustainable, and nutritious global food supply. 

Sign up to join a team or raise funds as an individual to help us reach our goal of raising $100,000 for student scholarships!


Event runs from July 1, 2021 to August 13, 2021


Have questions? Please email

Learn more about Feeding Tomorrow, the Foundation of IFT, at


Starts at:  June 30, 2021 11:00 PM
Ends at:  August 13, 2021 11:59 PM




Why Participate?

The Fun Run + Fitness fundraiser started in 2001 as a small group of runners at the Institute of Food Technologists annual meeting. Now, in 2021, we are virtual but still committed to supporting students!

In 2021, Feeding Tomorrow as able to award 44 undergraduate and graduate scholarships totaling more than $91,000. With your support, we can award even more to deserving students pursuing their careers in the science of food. 

How Your Support Makes a Difference

Feeding Tomorrow is the Foundation of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). Each day, we work to raise both the awareness of and interest in the science of food as a desirable career path. By attracting, retaining, and celebrating the creative and innovative minds of future food scientists, we will ensure the world has the ability to feed a growing and diverse population.

Our Promises

  • MOTIVATE by encouraging the best young minds to pursue careers in the science of food.
  • SUPPORT through promoting and rewarding the excellence of students pursuing careers in the science of food.
  • LEVERAGE the collective knowledge of our community to pursue food and nutrition solutions for those in need.

Thanks to our generous sponsors