September 16, 2005

Pardee Ocean View 5K Run & Walk For Education Ready to Race

Register with a group and save online before September 25, 2005

In a continued effort to promote fun, family activities and to raise funds for local schools, the Pardee Ocean View 5K Run & Walk for Education returns to San Diego on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005.

The 3.1-mile course is both scenic and challenging, taking runners and walkers through the neighborhood of Ocean View Hills in San Diego. The event promises fun and festivities for participants and spectators, featuring a 5K run and walk, children’s races, prizes, food, live entertainment and a Health & Fitness Expo.

Five separate races are scheduled, including three designed for children. The 5K Run begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the 5K Walk at 8:05 a.m. The 1 Mile Kids Run, for children ages 8-12, begins at 9:10 a.m., followed by the ½ Mile Kids Run, for ages 7 and under, at 9:25 a.m. Finally, the all new Kids Dash for children ages 4 and under completes the day’s races at 9:45 a.m.

All registered participants receive an official race T-shirt and goodie bag. First, second and third-place prizes will be presented in each age group division for the 5K, 1 mile and ½ Mile races. Every child will receive a Champion Medal as they cross the finish line in the 1 Mile and ½ Mile kids runs.

A “Kids Corner,” for children ages 4-12, will feature entertaining games, activities, face painting and arts and crafts. This area will also serve as a safe meeting point where parents participating in the 5K can safely leave their children in an enclosed, adult-supervised area and pick them up once they have finished the race.

Proceeds from the Pardee Ocean View 5K Run & Walk for Education will go to the San Ysidro and Chula Vista Elementary School Districts, and the Sweetwater Union High School District, benefiting over 60,000 students in 63 schools throughout the South Bay.

Participants can save on individual or group registration by going to www.eliteracing.com before September 25.

Double the run: Participants will also save on both the Pardee Ocean View 5K Run & Walk for Education, and Arturo Barrios Invitational, held on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2005 in Chula Vista, by registering online before Sept. 25 with the combo registration option.

For more information on the Pardee Ocean View 5K Run & Walk for Education, contact Elite Racing, Inc. at 858/450-6510, or log on to www.eliteracing.com.

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