Carmel Valley

Pardee to sponsor annual Carmel Valley 5K

The Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run (CV5K) Race Committee announced a multi-year deal with Pardee Homes to sponsor the annual road race. Pardee Homes has committed to be the official race sponsor through 2019. 

The event will take place on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 at 7:30 a.m. in the Pacific Highlands Ranch community of Carmel Valley. Proceeds benefit local schools, Children’s Tumor Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Brycen Newman and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Runners take off at the 2015 Carmel Valley 5K.
Runners take off at the 2015 Carmel Valley 5K. (Courtesy)

“Vibrant local events like the Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run help build neighborhood character and a sense of place, two things that are essential to any community,” said Jimmy Ayala, division president of Pardee Homes. “It’s important that local residents have great communities in addition to great homes, and that’s why we’re proud to sponsor this event.”

“From the moment Pardee Homes and I began discussions, I knew this would be a great fit,” said Katie Wilsey, founder and race director of the CV5K. “They have been a major component in the Carmel Valley community and we are incredibly excited to partner with them. We look forward to continuing to grow this race, in partnership with Pardee Homes, over the next three years.”

Each year the race draws thousands of participants and spectators. The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch will again serve as the starting and finish line for the three-mile loop course, which will follow along the scenic Manzanita trail. The CV5K also offers a Fun Run, which allows both young kids and parents to participate in a 1K non-competitive run. 

The community is also invited to a family friendly post party and expo in the Village’s parking lot from 8 to 11 a.m. which will include 35-plus expo booths, the award ceremony, live music, kids activities, food and other entertainment. Registration for the 2017 race is currently open at carmelvalley5k.com.

Fleet Feet Sports in the Village at PHR is hosting a 10-week training program for the Carmel Valley 5K that kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 12. The program will focus on beginner runners with Saturday workouts. For more info visit fleetfeetsandiego.com/training.

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