By Karen Billing
The Carmel Valley 5K and Fun Run will return for its third year on Jan. 24, 2015, again sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. This year’s race will feature a new and improved course and instead of benefiting Del Mar Union School District schools only, it will raise funds for all Carmel Valley schools.
The Carmel Valley Community Planning Board approved the new course, which starts and finishes on Carmel Country Road, almost right in front of the Bay Club Resort (formerly Pacific Athletic Club). The 5K will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will be a loop course, utilizing the SR-56 bike path. The 1K fun run will be an out and back course beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The post-race party and expo will be held inside the Bay Club in its courtyard.
This year during the registration process, runners can select from a list of schools and foundations they would like their proceeds to go toward. The sponsorship money raised will be donated to the schools as well. The list of schools and foundations to choose from includes: Del Mar Schools Education Foundation, Solana Beach Foundation, Torrey Pines High School Foundation, Canyon Crest Academy, Carmel Valley Middle School PTSA, Earl Warren PTSA, Cathedral Catholic High School, Notre Dame Academy and San Diego Jewish Academy.
For more information on the 2015 Carmel Valley 5K, visit carmelvalley5K.com.