Charter Oak 5K Run/Walk Scheduled For September

Photo courtesy of the Charter Oak Unified School District.

Help Charter Oak schools, be fit and have fun with the community during the 3rd Annual Oak Tree Challenge 5K and one-mile run/walk event.

The Oak Tree Challenge is scheduled for Sunday, September 18. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The 5K run and walk starts at 8 a.m., with the one-mile run/walk following at 9 a.m.

Attendees will also be treated to a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m., free for all runners and walkers. All others can have breakfast for $5.

Registration fees benefit the Charter Oak Unified School District. In 2015, participants and partners raised $12,000 for Charter Oak schools, said Kristi Ambriz, director with the Charter Oak Education Foundation.

Medals will be given to all youth runners and walkers in the one-mile event. Firs, second and third place participants in the 5K event will receive medals and the overall first place runner will receive a medal.

Individual 5K registration is $25 and $15 for the one-mile event. Groups can enjoy a discount price for each participant. Group members will only pay $20 for the 5K event, while one-mile participants will only pay $10.

Registration forms must be received by September 7 to guarantee a race shirt. Registrants who submit forms after September 7 will pay a higher price and may not be guaranteed a shirt.

To register online or to download a registration form, visit the Charter Oak Education Foundation’s website.