First annual Sunset 5K Run/Walk in Solana Beach to support diabetes prevention

The San Diego County Medical Society Foundation invites all to run, walk or stroll along the Solana Beach coastline at low tide and sunset on Saturday, Sept. 27 to support  Jump Start for Health,  a new initiative to prevent diabetes in San Diego County.

Registration and a Wellness Expo, showcasing local companies that specialize in healthy living, begins at 4 p.m. at Solana Beach’s Fletcher Cove. The 5K Run/Walk kicks off at 5 p.m., followed by live music from the band “WHIP.”   The top three male and female finishers will receive awards and all participants are eligible for other prizes. The fee is $45. Day-of registration costs $49. Register online at www.SB5K.org.

San Diego County officials will be on hand to deliver proclamations, including Supervisor Dave Roberts, honorary chair, and Nick Macchione, director of the Health and Human Services Agency.  Additionally, Dr. Nick Yphantides, the county’s chief medical officer, and Dr. Wilma Wooten, chief public health officer for the Health and Human Services Agency, have formed a team of 20 and will be running/walking to support the cause.

The Sunset 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by The Doctors Company and The Doctors Insurance Agency, the county of San Diego, Tri-City Medical Center, AKT CPAs and business consultants, Atlas Nationwide Real Estate and Yoga Six.

For more information or to register, call 858-300-2777 or visit www.SB5K.org.

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