Carmel Valley 5K to run new Pacific Highlands Ranch route


The organizer of the fourth annual Carmel Valley 5K & Kids Fun Run recently announced a new route that will start and finish under the new community monument sign at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch.

The race is scheduled for Jan. 24, 2016.

With the new course, the CV5K crew worked hard to stay true to the “trail meets the street” feel that they’ve had in the past.

“Carmel Valley is my favorite place to run. We have just a great mix of scenic trails and streets,” said Katie Wilsey, the local resident who organizes and manages the event.

Runners will enjoy the Manzanita Trail and running through the Pacific Highlands Ranch area of Carmel Valley.

After the race, the post-race party will take place at The Village in front of the new Crunch Fitness. The party will have expo booths, live music, entertainment, jumpys, the awards ceremony and much more. All racers and family members are invited to attend.

The annual community event helps raise money for each of the 23 schools in the Carmel Valley area, and two charities have been added to that list: Leukemia Lymphoma Society and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.

Registrants can select the charity they’d like to support when they register and/or make a donation to the charity of their choice from the list.

Early Bird pricing ends Oct. 15 at midnight. The race has sold out in past years and will probably sell out again.

For information and to register, go to