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4th Annual Race to Save New Haven Student Activities Fun Run & Walk in Union City

From the New Haven Boosters and Schools Foundation:

UNION CITY — The New Haven Boosters Association (NHBA) and the New Haven Schools Foundation (NHSF), in conjunction with the East Bay Regional Park District, Union City Leisure Services, and the New Haven Unified School District, are proud to present its Annual Race to Save Student Activities Fun Run & Walk. The popular chip-timed event will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2013. Runners, walkers, stroller pushers and even dog walkers can look forward to a great race that starts and finishes at Cesar Chavez Middle School (2801 Hop Ranch Road, Union City).

Check-in and race day registration begins at 8:00 a.m. The start time for the 5K and 10K races is 9:00 a.m. Kid races will begin after the conclusion of the 5K and 10K races and are divided into 4 categories: 400 meters (grades K-4), 800 meters (grades 5-6), 1 mile (grades 7-12), and a 4 x 400 meters relay race. All courses run around the school track and the Alameda Creek Trail and will close at 11:00 am.

Fun Run participants will receive t-shirts, ribbons, and goody bags filled with items donated by local companies. Other event activities include medals for the top three finalists in each category, Fastest Feet Perpetual Trophy to the top Kids Relay Team, special prizes for elementary school sites, and booths hosted by event sponsors and various non-profit organizations throughout the school district.

Advance online registration is available through www.active.com – search “Race to Save Student Activities.”  Direct link is here.

Race t-shirts are guaranteed for registrations received by May 24, 2013. Registrations received after June 4, 2013 will be processed at the event on race day.

Entry fees are as follows: $10 for K-8, $15 for high school students, $25 for general pre-registered 5K & 10K adults, and $40 for the Kids Relay Team. $5 will be added to race-day registrations.

The Fun Run is one of NHBA’s fundraising effort to help the Foundation meet its $100,000 pledge to support New Haven Co-Curricular Programs. NHBA is donating an additional $250 to $350 to each New Haven elementary school, depending on the level of student participation.

For more information about the event, including registration forms, sponsorship opportunities, contact Bridget Russell at info@newhavenboosters.org or visit the NHBA online at www.newhavenboosters.org or www.facebook.com/NewHavenBoosters.

Chris DeBenedetti