Yours Humanly Break a Sweat for Education 5K Run & Walk
Presented by Capital One, annual event funds educational programs for underprivileged children
The 2018 Yours Humanly Break a Sweat for Education® 5K Run & Walk and FREE Kids Fun Run, presented by Capital One, will be held Saturday, October 6, 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 educational programs and resources.
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 (with the option to purchase a t-shirt).
Trophies for the chip-timed 5K run are awarded to the top three overall male and female 5K run finishers, and to the first place 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 is the virtual run component of the event, in which registrants participate as virtual participants, running or walking their own 5K course wherever they happen to be in the United States.
This year, Yours Humanly is partnering with MDUSD Education Foundation and PEAK Education Foundation. Part of the proceeds from the 2018 Break a Sweat for Education 5K will go toward helping underprivileged children and underserved schools in the Mt. Diablo Unified School District.
"We truly change lives when we educate children, and the impact of that education reaches far beyond city, village, state, and national borders as educated children grow up to be leaders, innovators, and contributing members of society," says Sunny Singh, Yours Humanly Founder & CEO. "This race—this fundraising event—rewards people on so many levels, and we welcome all to join us on this journey to help children achieve better, brighter futures."
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.
For more Break a Sweat for Education 5K Run & Walk details, course map, and registration, visit www.BreakaSweatforEducation.com.
Heather Farm Park is located at 301 N. San Carlos Dr, Walnut Creek.
- October 6, 2018
- 8:00AM - 11:00AM