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11-23-17 La Canada Thanksgiving Day 5k, La Canada, CA
November 23, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge’s Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive is an annual event that brings the community together for a good cause. The morning begins with a 5K run and ends with a mile run for kids. All throughout the month leading up to Thanksgiving, the Community Center has partnered up with the La Crescenta Sheriff’s Department to organize one of the largest food drives in the area to give food to those in need on a day that is all about giving thanks for what we have. The Community Center of La Canada Flintridge is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization that will use the proceeds from this event to fund our year-round programs and services for kids, teens, adults, and seniors in La Canada Flintridge and the surrounding communities.
About the 1 Mile Kids’ Run
This family fun event is perfect for children 12 and under. Parents are encouraged to run alongside registered children at no additional cost. Kids will receive a t-shirt before the race and an award as they cross the finish line! The 1 Mile Kids’ Run will begin promptly at 9:30am at Memorial Park in La Cañada. Please bring non-perishable food items with you on race day.
Kids’ Mile Early Bird Special Price: $10 (includes kids’ t-shirt & award) Expires: September 30th
Kids’ Mile Regular Price: $15 (includes kids t-shirt & award) Ends: November 23rd at 8:00am
Kids’ Mile On-Site Registration: $20 (t-shirts are subject to availability) Cash, Checks & Visa/MC only.
About the Thanksgiving Day Food Drive
The Community Center spearheads the largest Food Drive in the Foothill communities. Canned food is collected during the month of November at locations in La Cañada, La Crescenta and Montrose. Non-perishable food donations are distributed by the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station to local families in need. In 2015, the food collected served over 150 families.
Drop off your food donations at the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge during the month of November or bring your food donations to the Thanksgiving Day Run & Food Drive at Memorial Park. Donating food or store gift cards during the holidays is a rewarding way to give back to the community. We hope you will join the Community Center for this worthwhile endeavor. Call the Community Center to find out how you can get involved!
Race Day Itinerary 7:00 a.m. – On-Site Registration Opens / Bib & T-Shirt Pick Up 8:00 a.m. – 5K Warm Up led by Extreme Boot Camp
8:30 a.m. – 5K Race Begins 9:00 a.m. – Kids’ Mile Warm Up led by Assist Athletics 9:30 a.m. – Kids’ Mile Race Begins 9:45 a.m. – 5K Award Ceremony
1301 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
All ages and abilities are welcome!
The 5K Race is professionally timed.
The event is short enough to make it back home in plenty of time to prepare for a Thanksgiving gathering.
All participants are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item.
Pets are welcome! Pets must be on a leash and please pick up after your pet.
Yes, you can bring a stroller!
How Can I Help?
Becoming a Volunteer is a rewarding experience. The Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge depends on the help of volunteers for making this cherished event come to life. For more information on becoming a Volunteer for this event, contact Amanda at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818)790-4353.
Volunteer Sign Up List: http://bit.ly/cclcf_thanks_volunteers
The 5K Run and Food Drive is a major fundraiser for the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge as well as an opportunity for all to support a very worthy cause, squeeze in a workout and to donate non-perishable food items to those in need. Proceeds will be used to support the many programs and services the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge offers. In conjunction with the Run, the Community Center is excited to partner the La Crescenta Sheriff’s Department for the Food Drive during the weeks that lead up to the race.
In consideration of you accepting my entry, I the undersigned, intending to legally bind myself and my heirs, executors, administrators, next of kin, and assignees, do hereby waive any and all rights and claims against any person or organization affiliated with the race. I agree to indemnify and hold harmless the CCLCF, the officials, the race organizers, and sponsors from any and all claims, actions, damages, liability, and expenses, including attorney fees, on and from that race. I further attest that I am physically fit and have sufficiently trained for the race that I am entering and that my condition has been verified by a licensed medical doctor.
Event is held rain or shine. All sales are final.
For more information, please contact the Community Center of La Cañada Flintridge (818)790-4353.