December is the last month to register before the prices go up for the Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley 5K, planned for Saturday, Jan. 25. As of last week the 5K was 70 percent sold out and there were only 50 spots left in the one mile fun run.
The challenging and unique 5K course begins at Carmel Del Mar School and heads south on Carmel Creek Road to the CVREP bike trail along SR-56. The tree-lined out and back path takes runners on some rolling hills before heading back to the Carmel Del Mar finish. The one mile fun run is a stroller-friendly course on the Carmel Del Mar campus.
The post party will be filled with expo booths, a silent auction, face painting, jumpies, live music and dancing.
Last year the race raised over $38,000 for the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation and the organizers are hoping for a successful event again this year
The 5K begins at 8 a.m. and the one mile fun run begins at 9:30 a.m. There will be an option to be chip timed and all 5K runners will receive a performance t-shirt. To register or for more information, visit carmelvalley5K.com