With nearly 2,000 runners expected to participate a group warm up will kick off at 7:45 a.m. by The Fit Factor instructor Ashley Hodge and music by DJ Esco. The opening ceremonies will be lead by Mayor Luis Ayala 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.
“This is The City of Alhambra’s second 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 | 6:30 am
Group Warm-Up | 7:45 am
5K Run/Walk begins | 8:00 am
EARLY RACE REGISTRATION & BIB PICK-UP: Saturday, September 26th 10am – 2pm at Alhambra Park
WHERE: Alhambra Park (West side of the park on Palm Ave in front of the Bandshell)
*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 kids 1K race for children from 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12 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 9:30 am
*Register by 10am for all 1K runners at our registration booth.
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, water (stay hydrated), 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 2nd. 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. 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 1st is the last day to register online. Register here: http://www.alhambrapumpkinrun2015.eventbrite.com. However, you may register on race day in-person. Day-of registration is $50 and is credit card only.
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