October 3, 2003

Second Annual Pardee Ocean View 5K

Race to Benefit South Bay School Districts

Runners and walkers of all ages have another exciting Pardee Homes race to add to their fitness calendars when the Second Annual Pardee Ocean View Hills 5K Run & Walk for Education returns to the South Bay Saturday, Oct. 4, 2003.

The 3.1-mile event, which will run through the streets of the Ocean View neighborhood in San Diego, will began at 8 a.m. with 1-mile and ½-mile kids fun runs to follow. The day will also feature a Health & Fitness Expo offering food, entertainment and live music a well as a post-race party with more food, fun and music. All entrants receive an official race t-shirt and goodie bag and each child who participates in the youth races receives a “Champion” medal.

Pardee Homes is a pro-minent developer of master-planned communities, multi-family developments and business parks in San Diego, Los Angeles, Riverside and Ventura counties and in Las Vegas, Nevada. Established in 1921, Pardee Homes is one of the largest building companies in California, and noted for quality construction, responsive customer service and dedication to the educational and civic goals of the communities in which it builds. For more information about Pardee Homes visit their award-winning web site at www.pardeehomes.com.

The event will benefit San Ysidro, Sweetwater and Chula Vista school districts that serve over 60,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade and on into adult education. Each district stands to earn more than $2,000 from this event. The Ocean View 5K represents the second San Diego area community-based event sponsored by Pardee Homes. The group also sponsors the Pardee Torrey Pines 5K, which runs through the Carmel Valley community and is in its 17th year.

The Pardee Ocean View 5K will serve as the “Official Warm-Up Race” for the Arturo Barrios 5K & 10K, the popular community run that celebrates its 15th year on Oct. 26, 2003.

Entre fees for Pardee Ocean View race are $23 for the 5K and $10 for the Kids One-mile and Half-mile races. The combined kids race entry fees are $19.

As a premier new-home builder in San Diego, Pardee Homes recognized the importance of providing quality and value to home-buyers, the necessity for quality education, and the critical need for funding educational programs in the community. Recently voted “2003 America’s Best Builder” by Builder Magazine, Pardee has been building homes for the way people want to live for over 80 years.

Entry forms for the “Pardee Ocean View 5K” are currently available online at www.eliteracing.com or by calling Elite Racing at 858-450-6510.

For more information about the Pardee Ocean View 5K Run/Walk for Education or for anyone interested in participating or volunteering in the race, contact Elite Racing, Inc. at 5452 Oberlin Dr., San Diego, CA 92121, call 858/450-6510 or visit www.eliteracing.com.

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