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April 11, 2017 > Fun run will have Earth Day theme

Fun run will have Earth Day theme

Submitted By Michael Ritchie

Tri-City runners and walkers should get ready to cinch up their shoelaces and move.

On April 22 the New Haven Schools Foundation (NHSF) will hold its seventh annual 5K/10K fund-raising community race. This years theme is, Earth Day Run for Our Schools. Individual runners and walkers, families and students in the New Haven Unified School District and surrounding communities are invited to be a part of this popular chip-timed event.

The race starts and finishes at Cesar Chavez Middle School, 2801 Hop Ranch Road, Union City. Check-in and race day registration starts at 8:30 a.m. The starting time for the 5K and 10K races is 9:30 a.m. The 5K/10K race course closes at 11:00 a.m. Youth races will also be held, starting at 11 a.m.

¥Kindergarten to 5th grade: 400 meters
¥6th grade to 8th grade: 800 meters
¥9th grade to 12th grade: 1 mile

Earth Day festivities and activities will also be part of the days events. From 8:30 a.m. until noon, science teachers from New Haven schools will set up tables and share fun science and art activities. In addition, local business and non-profit agencies including ColreFitness by Jeanelle, Fortyfour Love, New York Life and Ohlone College will have Earth Day information tables.

Pre-registration entry fees for the 5K and 10K runs are $10 for youngsters from kindergarten through eighth grade; $15 for high school runners, and $30 for adults. Race day registrations are $5 extra. Each pre-registered runner will receive a T-shirt with a newly-styled NHSF Earth Day Fun Run logo

Event registration forms are available online at

Race sponsors include Fremont Bank, East Bay Community Foundation, New Haven Teachers Association, Masonic Homes of California, Tri-CED Community Recycling and the Tri-City Voice.

For details about the Earth Day Fun Run, contact Michael Ritchie at: or visit NHSF website at or their Facebook page at

Earth Day Run for Our Schools
8:30 a.m. Ð noon
Cesar Chavez Middle School, 2801 Hop Ranch Road, Union City
Pre-registration: $20 adults; $15 high school; $10 K-6 students
(510) 909-9263

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