1st ever Alhambra 5K Pumpkin Run | Saturday, October 4th 2014
The Fit Factor Studio, Alhambra Chamber, and The City of Alhambra are bringing the first ever Alhambra 5K Pumpkin Run benefiting Alhambra’s City Parks & Recreation Sports Scholarships for students in the community. The event takes place on October 4th at Alhambra Park and registration will begin at 8 a.m.
With nearly 1,000 runners expected to participate a group warm up will kick off at 8:45 a.m. by The Fit Factor instructor Ashley Hodge and music by DJ Esco. The opening ceremonies will be lead by Mayor Gary Yamauchi just before 9 a.m. when the run starts. The runners will head north on Palm and streets will be closed to accommodate the race. Participants in the 5K walk will begin at the start line at 9:15 a.m.
“This is The City of Alhambra’s first 5K run,” said Mayor Yamauchi. “It is more than a run, it’s a community event, with a health fair and festival for the whole family to enjoy.”
Registration begins | 8:00 am
Group Warm-Up | 8:45 am
5K Run begins | 9:00 am
EARLY RACE REGISTRATION & BIB PICK-UP: Monday, September 29th 5pm – 7pm or Wednesday, October 1st 5pm – 7pm
WHERE: Shorb Garden 68 S. 1st St. (North of Alhambra Utilities Co. and South of Love Birds Cafe – In front of our 1st street waterfall and alley way)
*If you cannot make these early pick-up days, you may pick up your registration the day of the race beginning at 8am. Please arrive on time to avoid lines. Thank you!
What makes this race different from others is the focus on fun, fitness, and family with events for the entire community throughout the day. There will be a free kids warm up and 1K race for children from 4-7 and 8-11 years old at 10:30 a.m. All children ages 12 and under must be accompanied by a registered adult for the entire duration of the race. All participants need a bib/registration to enter the 5K and run the route.
1K Kids Run Warm-Up & Run 10:30 am
*Register by 10am for all 1K runners at our registration booth.
Festival 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
From 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. there will be a festival held for the entire family and non-runners, too! Visitors can expect food trucks like Meat in the Middle and Paradise Ice Cream paired with local vendors, live music by Second to None and Power of Sol and dancing. There will also be sponsor give-aways, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, face painting and balloons, pumpkin decorating contest, pumpkin pie making contest, bounce houses, dance performances, raffles, kid games and prizes.
A health expo sponsored by Alhambra Hospital and USC School of Pharmacy students will take place with a blood & bone marrow mobile, Zumba class, health screenings, fitness demonstrations/classes, and give-aways from local vendors and sponsors.
Attendees are encouraged to dress up for Halloween, as a pumpkin, or wear orange, black and white to match the color theme of the run. The festival is in Alhambra Park after the 5K, so feel free to bring blankets, cash for the amazing food trucks and retail vendors, water (stay hydrated), folding chairs so you can lounge and relax as you listen to the live bands at The Alhambra Bandshell, and your camera (take photos and share them on your social media with hashtag #AlhambraPumpkinRun, so that we may view all of our 626er’s photos!)
Residents living in the radius of the race are encouraged to move their cars out Friday night only if they know they’ll have to leave within that time frame. Overnight parking tickets will not be enforced the night before the race on October 3. On Saturday from 5 a.m. – 12 p.m. residents will not be able to drive on the race track (please note that some streets may open up earlier than 12pm as the race is over).
If you live close to Alhambra Park and you want to come out and cheer on the runners, please help out by walking to the park to save parking for the other runners. There is street parking for the 5K and festival. Please park west of Palm Ave or north of Alhambra Road.
“We are grateful to the participants that signed up and the community members that will attend,” said Mayor Yamauchi. “I’m looking forward to handing out the awards at the end of the run.”
Rain or shine fit fanatics! The run must go on. October 3rd is the last day to register online. Register here: http://www.active.com/alhambra-ca/running/races/alhambra-5k-pumpkin-run-2014. However, you may register on race day in-person. Day-of registration is $50 and is credit card only.
To participate in the pumpkin decorating or pie-making contest register by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. Other questions? Please email us at: email@example.com.
Interested in hosting a vendor booth at the 5K? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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