Carmel Valley 5K registration continues, organizers looking for local bands

The Carmel Valley 5K race on Saturday, Dec. 8 is almost 50 percent full. The race supporting the Del Mar Schools Education Foundation begins at Carmel Del Mar School and runs along the scenic CVREP (Carmel Valley Restoration Enhancement Project) trail along SR-56. The event will also feature a one-mile fun run for any child kindergarten through sixth grade. All participants receive a t-shirt, medal and goodie bag.

Over 40 local businesses have signed on as sponsors and the post race expo is shaping up to be a big community event according to race planner Katie Wilsey.

The post race celebration will have jumpies, food and drink from Jamba Juice, Sliders Food Truck and Healthy Food Truck, a silent auction and expo booths from Gut Check Fitness, NuttZo, FitNFun Kids, Parent Connection, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Shaolin Kempo, Stroller Strides, Leukemia Lymphoma Society Team in Training and 24 Hour Fitness.

The organizers are also looking for local middle school and high school bands that would be interested in playing at the post-race festivities. Those interested can email

The race packet pickup will be held before the event at Torrey Hills Center. Registration costs go up after Oct. 31. For more information or to register visit