By Nick Gasparro
Chula Vista, CA – Are you ready to lace up your running shoes and make a positive impact in the Chula Vista community? The 13th annual Chula Vista Champions 5K Run is just around the corner, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss. Hosted at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVEATC), this race promises a day of fitness, fun, and giving back.
Date and Location
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 16, when the CVEATC at 2800 Olympic Parkway will come alive with the spirit of athleticism and community support. Gates open at 6:30 a.m., setting the stage for an exciting day ahead. The race itself kicks off at 8 a.m., so be sure to arrive early and get your energy levels up.
Supporting a Worthy Cause
The Chula Vista Champions 5K Run is a collaborative effort between the CVEATC, Friends of Chula Vista Parks and Recreation, Chula Vista Recreation Department, and several other sponsors. The primary goal of this event is to raise funds for the Chula Vista Recreation Department’s programs and services, specifically their free after-school health and wellness programs for local youth. Your participation in the run will directly contribute to this noble cause, helping to nurture the health and well-being of Chula Vista’s young residents.
Once you’ve crossed the finish line, the fun doesn’t stop. Stick around for the community expo, where you can discover local businesses and organizations making a difference in the Chula Vista area. Feeling lucky? Try your hand at the opportunity drawing. And if you’ve worked up an appetite, you’re in luck! There will be food vendors on hand, including a tempting pancake breakfast for just $5. All proceeds from the breakfast go to support the Chula Vista Police Activities League (CVPAL), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping less fortunate and at-risk youth in the community.
Registration is open now, so don’t wait to secure your spot in this fantastic event. Until August 13, the registration fee is just $15 per person for participants aged 4 and up. After that date, fees will increase, so it’s wise to sign up early. Children aged three and under can join the fun for free. Your registration fee includes your entry to the race, a stylish event t-shirt, and a commemorative race medal.
Ready to join the Chula Vista Champions 5K Run? Visit The City of Chula Vista for more details and to register today. Let’s come together as a community to run, walk, or stroll for a great cause and support the health and wellness of Chula Vista’s youth. We look forward to seeing you there!