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June 8, 2010 > Fun Run for New Haven students

Fun Run for New Haven students

By Suzanne Ortt

Fitness, family fun, and fundraising: all are integrated into the New Haven Booster Association's first fundraiser. Walk, run, bike, and even drive to the Fun Run/Walk and Family Carnival at Cesar Chavez Middle School (CCMS) on Saturday, June 12, from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Walkers, runners, and spectators are invited to plan for a pleasurable day. Diverse activities will appeal to different folks. Fitness segments include 5-kilometer and 10-kilometer runs along the Alameda Creek Trail, as well as age-group races on the CCMS track and the "Fastest Feet Relay." If you are not a runner, walkers are also welcome. School groups will compete to win a place on a perpetual trophy.

The celebration continues until 2 p.m. James Logan High School cheerleaders will demonstrate their art skills at a face-painting booth as Logan sports teams, including: track, football, basketball, volleyball, wrestling and girls' softball will host game and food booths. Play basketball, or try juggling, football toss, and long jump. Snow cones, tacos with rice and beans, teriyaki chicken, rice and egg rolls, beverages, and cotton candy will be for sale during the day. Among the commercial booths are massages, tumbling, heart healthy information, and more. The music of D.J., Mr. Extremo will add to the festive atmosphere.

Tight budgets are impacting all area schools and the New Haven Unified School District is meeting the challenge with a new Booster Association. The June 12 event is the beginning of their effort to reach a goal of $460,000 for the next school year. Activities such as color guard, forensics, drama and band will benefit from Booster fundraising events.

Help the Boosters save school co-curricular programs. Join the fun on June 12.


Fun Run/Walk and Family Carnival
Saturday, June 12
Registration/check-in: 8:30 a.m.
Events: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Cesar Chavez Middle School
2801 Hop Ranch Road, Union City

$10/Grades K - 8
$15/ High School runners
$20/ General pre-registered 5K and 10K runners
$40/ 4 x 400m Relay Team
Additional $5 for race day registration

T-shirts included for all participants
Each run participant will receive yogurt and fruit courtesy of the Dairy Council.
Online registration: www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm? event_id=1868033
Email Eileen Riener: eriener@earthlink.net or call (510) 676-5085.

Contact Michael Ritchie mritchie02@sbcglobal.net or John Shockley john.shockley@sri.com for more information. Your help is needed to make this a successful event. For those who would like to make a donation, checks payable to NHSF will help offset costs for the event (Write on memo line: for NHBA). Send to NHSF, 33377 Western Ave, Union City, CA 94587.

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