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May 1, 2012 > Run for a good cause

Run for a good cause

By Suzanne Ortt, Photo courtesy of Michael Ritchie

For three years running, the New Haven Boosters Association in Union City has sponsored the Race to Save Student Activities, also known as the "Fun Run." The annual fundraiser is set for the morning of Sunday May 6, at Cesar Chavez Middle School in Union City.

Before the races, runners and walkers of all ages, families, and bystanders, fill the air with energy and enthusiasm. Registrants select between 5K, 10K, kid races or walking the track. All races use the school track, with the 5K and the 10K continuing onto the Alameda Creek Trail.

Local runners will be joined by others from Oakland, San Jose, Campbell, and even Sacramento who have already signed up for this event. Those who choose to register in advance can do so online at: On-site registration begins at 8 a.m. Entry fees vary. This year, a professional timing company will be present.

Last year, "The Race to Save Student Activities Fun Run and Walk" collected $5,000 and New Haven Schools Foundation matched it, bringing the total to $10,000. These funds paid for New Haven Unified School Districts co-curricular activities this school year. Again, the Race to Save Student Activities has high hopes to repeat or surpass last year's success.

Entrants will receive goody bags filled with items donated by numerous local companies. HEART, a local organization promoting good health will hand out yogurt cups to all participants and Jamba Juice will be present with juices for sale. T-shirts will are available for late registrants, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Family-friendly and even dog-friendly, the "Race to Save Student Activities" is fun for runners, walkers, and watchers. Mark your calendar for Sunday morning, May 6 to run or walk for a good cause. Don't miss it!

For registration details visit:

On-line signup: (Type in location and "Race to Save Student Activities.")

Race to Save Student Activities ("Fun Run)
Sunday, May 6
Registration: 8 a.m.
9 a.m. -5K & 10 K events/10 a.m. - Kids Races
Cesar Chavez Middle School
2801 Hop Ranch Road, Union City

Advance registration fees: $10 elementary/$15 high school/$25 (5 & 10K)/$40 per team
An additional $5 is charged for race day registration.

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