Third Annual Mission Hills 5k Run/Walk Returns Saturday, March 10

| March 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The third annual Mission Hills 5k returns Saturday, March 10 at 8 am. Promising fun for the whole family, this fun run/walk will wind through the scenic, historic neighborhood of Mission Hills, beginning and ending at Grant K-8 (1425 Washington Place), a local, public school. Runners of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register at

The Mission Hills 5k unites the local community in achieving a healthy, fun-filled goal: reaching the finish line. The idea was conceived by a small group of Mission Hills residents and Grant K-8 parents, who are once again leading this year’s event.

All proceeds will once again help fund Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) programs at Grant K-8. This year, the event hopes to attract 1,000 participants and raise even more. US Bank has signed on as a Platinum Sponsor. Other local business leaders supporting the race include Morgan Stanley, The Patio on Goldfinch, The Lombardi Team, Brian Cane, Brad Sund with State Farm, Fenn Orthodontics, Station Tavern, Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, The Behemoth and Lazy Acres.

“Thanks to the community’s overwhelming and continued support of the Mission Hills 5k, including sponsors, volunteers and participants, Grant K-8 is helping create a new generation of science and technology leaders,” says Kristin Boyd, a member of the Grant School Community Foundation and one of the event organizers. Other Mission Hills 5k committee members include Karen Evenson, Lauri Brennan, Patrice Shumaker, Katy Pinon, Carolyn Muhlstein, Petya McLaughlin, Janet Worthy and Jennifer Benson.

Kristin notes that event organizers are continuing to work hand-in-hand with city event planners to ensure maximum accessibility for residents, visitors and emergency responders. Barricades will ensure a clear map route and trained personnel will be available throughout the route to direct race participants and traffic.

Post-race festivities will include refreshments, music and giveaways on the blacktop at Grant K-8. To register individually or form a team (or join a team that has already been created), log on to

Students and other supporters line up for the Mission Hills 5K event.

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