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Yours Humanly Break a Sweat for Education 5K Run & Walk

Popular event funds educational programs for underprivileged children

The 2017 Yours Humanly Break a Sweat for Education® 5K Run & Walk and FREE Kids Fun Run, presented by Kevin J. Hennessy|Farmers Insurance, will be held Sunday, October 8, at Walnut Creek's Heather Farm Park. Funds raised by this popular family-friendly event support the local and global programs of Yours Humanly, an East Bay nonprofit that provides underprivileged children in underserved communities access to quality education and computer technology. All paid 5K run registrants receive a race t-shirt and a 5K finisher medal, and Kids Fun Run registrants (age 10 and younger) receive a finisher medal. Trophies for the chip-timed 5K run are awarded to the top three overall male and female 5K run finishers, and to the top three male and female 5K run finishers in each age group: 15 and under, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+. Returning this year is the virtual run component of the event, in which registrants participate as virtual runners, running their own 5K course wherever they happen to be in the United States. For more details, course map, and registration, visit Sign-in begins at 8am; awards and raffle draw end by 11am. Opening ceremonies kickoff with the Northgate High School Madrigals, who will sing the National Anthem A cappella. Festivities also include music, face painting, exhibitors, a bounce house, and a balloon artist. During the awards ceremony, Caden Morrow, 7, of Orinda, will be recognized as a 2017 recipient of the Yours Humanly Children Have the Power to Empower Award for his outstanding act of goodness raising funds for Haiti's orphans. Trudy Triner, president of the Rotary Club of Walnut Creek, will present the award to Morrow. Capital One is the Gold Sponsor for this year's Break a Sweat for Education 5K race. Heather Farm Park is located at 301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek. For more information, visit

Date & Time

October 8, 2017

8:00AM - 11:00AM

More Info

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Entry fees $35-$40

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