Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run

The Kaiser Permanente Carmel Valley 5K & Fun Run was held Jan. 24. The event began and ended at the new Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch shopping center. Participants ran along the Manzanita trail, and the course was mixed with paved and trail running, splashed with some rolling hills.

The event raises money for 23 schools in the Carmel Valley area, as well as the Children’s Tumor Foundation and Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Since 2012, the race has raised more than $100,00 for area schools and other local charities.

The Carmel Valley 5K also offered a Fun Run, which allowed both kids and parents to participate in a one-mile noncompetitive run.

The event also featured a family-friendly post party and expo at The Village, which included a variety of over 25 expo booths, the Kaiser Health mobile van, live music, jumpies, food, awards and other entertainment.

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