Nonprofit/PSA | 4th Annual “Be the Light” 5k Run/Walk Coming September 30th
The 4th Annual Be the Light 5k run/walk and 10k run, presented by Firehouse Subs, will be held Saturday, September 30, at 6 p.m. at West Creek Park. Registration is open online and will be available on-site up until fifteen minutes prior to the start of the race. One hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit A Light of Hope, a Santa Clarita non-profit addiction support center dedicated to 14-26-year-olds and their parents.
New to the event this year is the addition of a 10k run, which will begin at 6 p.m. as a lead up to the 5K, which will begin promptly at 7 p.m. Both events follow the San Francisquito Creek Trail and begin and end at West Creek Park. At the conclusion of the 5k run/walk there will be an awards ceremony at the park for both runs.
The main 5k run/walk, which drew nearly 1,000 participants in 2016 is open to competitive runners, novices and walkers, with place medals awarded to the top three male and female finishers in each age group. All participants will receive a finisher’s medal at the finish line. Runners can also sign up as teams with trophies being awarded to the top three finishing teams. Only participants registered as “runners” will get chip-timed results.
The nighttime run/walk is unique in that hundreds of community members are adorned with glowing lights that create a dazzling spectacle as they move through the night. A goody bag will be provided and some glow lights will be given on a first-come first-served basis. Runners are asked to bring a small flashlight or headlamp to safely navigate the trail while showing their support for those battling addiction.
The Be the Light 5k, presented by Firehouse Subs, is also made possible by Gold Sponsors: Sunpower by Green Convergence, Verizon and Rapid Rentals, along with support from AMR, the Santa Clarita Runners Club, Castaic Lake Water Agency and the City of Santa Clarita.(c)2017 A Light of Hope | SCVTV