Distance: 5.00 km
Charity race to help the Tucson community.
Filed Under: Running
Join hundreds of other Tucsonans at the 5th Annual Lighthouse/City YMCA 5K Run/Walk & SilverSneakers 2 Mile Fun Walk on Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 at 8:30am. Both races are open to runners and walkers of all levels and ages, dog walkers, wheelchair athletes, seniors, and baby joggers. This flat race course will begin and end at McCormick Park, next to the Lighthouse/City YMCA located at 2900 N. Columbus Blvd. The run will head north to the Rillito River, becoming a spacious soft dirt trail offering a scenic mountain run/walk. All proceeds will go towards the YMCA's Changing Lives campaign; geared towards funding scholarships to serve Tucson youth and families. Based on available resources, your YMCA’s practice is that no child is ever turned down due to inability to pay a program fee. This event has raised over $50,000 towards this important community cause. The race offers free daycare, 200 yd kid fun run, t-shirts, food and drinks from local vendors, live music, a rock wall to climb, shuttles to the start/finish line area, and lots of raffle prize giveaways. Registration forms available at all Tucson YMCA's and online at Active.com. Sign up before 2/15/09 and receive an early bird discount of $15, after 2/15 the cost is $20. Contact Jennifer McLean for more information at (520) 885-2782. Website: www.active.com/eventdetail.cfm?eventid=1560032