WEST COVINA, Calif., Oct. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Running events are a great way to bring people out for healthy exercise while raising the profile of particular causes. The Third Annual West Covina Pumpkin 5K Run happens Saturday, October 24th, 2015, with all profit going directly to benefit the West Covina Senior Center. The run starts at the senior center by Cortez Park, making its way through the beautiful serene South Hills neighborhood of the city before looping back to the finish line. Families are welcome to participate in the 1K Fun Run at the park's track. To learn more or enter, visit www.westcovina5k.com.
Participants of the 5K or 1K will receive a goodie bag and t-shirt. In addition, participants of the Kids' 1K Fun Run (10 & under) will receive a small pumpkin, while supplies last. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each age division. The Pumpkin Run is a USATF-certified (CA13058RS) course for competitive runners. For the third year, the West Covina Christian Church is hosting the event.
"The West Covina Pumpkin 5K Run is a wonderful event for our community," said Fredrick Sykes, Mayor of the City of West Covina. "Last year I personally participated in this event and this year I will once again be in attendance to support and enter the run."
Race Day Schedule
6:30am – Registration/Packet Pick-Up
8:00am – 5K Start
8:45am – 1K Fun Run Start
9:00am – Awards
The previous two years' events had nearly 200 runners, with nearly $10,000 raised to date for the senior center. The senior center is a vital organization in that part of the San Gabriel Valley, feeding lunch to 200 seniors on a daily basis, and offering valuable services and activities to the city of West Covina and its senior citizens. The funding from this race is to help with the overall operations of the facility and services provided, including:
-Daily Living and Health Programs (Nutrition program lunch, cooling center, computer labs, exercise classes)
-Specialty Programs (partnerships with other organizations such as Alzheimer's Support Group, Mt. SAC classes, Legal Assurance program, Multiple Sclerosis support)
-Enrichment (Mt. SAC classes and general classes)
-Entertainment (Dances, games, excursions, holiday meals/events, movies)
-Facility (BBQ/entertainment area, auditorium/lunch area, classes, TV/movie room, staff)
The West Covina Pumpkin 5K Run is pleased to list the following businesses as sponsors of this year's run: City of West Covina, West Covina Christian Church, Urgent Care at Doctors Hospital of West Covina, Covina Valley Kia, August Moon Gift Store, Dog Haus (West Covina), RoadID, Flowers by Robert Taylor, Decco Postharvest Inc., Victor & Luisa Castano, Keller Williams Realty Arcadia, Teresa Akahoshi State Farm Agent, James Toma, Mayor Pro Tem City of West Covina, Magan Medical Clinic, Sigma Math/Abacus School, Massage Envy Spa, Firecracker PR, Dr. Christine Chang Optometry Office, Christ Lutheran School, Merideth Thompson State Farm Agent, L.A. Care Health Plan, Nutrishop of Glendora/ West Covina, Reem Hair Atelier, Horizon Auto, Grattan Financial, Yoga Funk, Sahara Dental Office.
Sign up for the Pumpkin Run at www.westcovina5k.com.
Learn more about West Covina Christian Church at www.westcovina.church.
Media Contact: Edward Yang, Email, 1-888-317-4687 ext. 702
SOURCE West Covina Christian Church