Mission Hills 5k Run/Walk Takes Participants Through Historic Neighborhood

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

The annual Mission Hills 5k takes place at 8 a.m., Saturday, March 21. Promising fun for the whole family, this run/walk will wind through the scenic, historic neighborhood of Mission Hills, beginning and ending at Grant K-8 (1425 Washington Place). Runners of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to register at www.missionhills5k.com.

All proceeds will help fund Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) programs at Grant K-8. Thanks to an enthusiastic response from the local community each year, the Mission Hills 5k has already raised more than $75,000 for our local public school, funding a new coding, robotics, engineering and design elective for middle school students, continuing education for science teachers, microscopes and discovery scopes, materials for Family Science Night, the launch of the new Lego robotics team, 3D printers, a laser cutter and more.

A special addition to this year’s run will be the participation of running pairs representing Team Hoyt’s San Diego chapter, which is dedicated to providing mobility for physically challenged individuals.

Entry fees are $35/adult and $25/child, which includes a Mission Hills 5k t-shirt and medal for all registrants 15 and under. A limited number of registrations will be available the morning of the race for $45/adult and $35/child, though t-shirts are not guaranteed for registrations after March 19. Participants are encouraged to form teams to add to the friendly competition and fun-filled spirit of the event. To register individually or form a team (or join a team that has already been created), log on to www.missionhills5k.com.

Race packet pick-up will be held at Moon & Sun Studio (1615 West Lewis) on Friday, March 20. Post-race festivities will include activities, refreshments, music and giveaways on the blacktop at Grant K-8. More details will be announced in the weeks ahead.

Participants of the Mission Hills 5k come in all ages.


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