As January 1st approaches, the thoughts of New
Year’s resolutions ring through our heads. What will it be this year? Lose weight?
Stop smoking? Eat
healthier? Spend more quality time
with the kids? Why not start the
year out doing something that can help accomplish all those resolutions and
At 10 a.m. on Wednesday Pacifica Runners will be presenting
the April’s Yoga and Pilates Studio New Year’s Day 5k and Kids’ Run. Runners will start with a warm up
stretch session led by April at the south end of Rockaway Beach (the bottom of
the Linda Mar switchbacks).
This is a run/walk suitable for all levels and all
ages. There will be 5-year-olds
trying to win it and 50-year-olds happy to walk it. This run/walk will take you out past Nick’s and along the
ocean. While we anticipate a
chill, the sun usually warms us along the way (and we will go on rain or shine). Participants will then continue along the Quarry path
up along Route 1 and out onto the Mori Point path. At 1.55 miles, they’ll turn around and come back. This is where you get to root on
other runners/walkers on your way back to the start! There will be a water stop along the way.
Prizes, Raffles and Registration
All adult finishers will get a week of free yoga classes at
April’s Yoga and Pilates Studio!
Water will be available post race complements of Fresh and
complete the Adult 5k will receive a “5k” toe token to attach their shoelaces
to remember their accomplishment and show it off to others.
Kids will also receive a holiday-inspired goodie bag.
At approximately 10:45am the raffles will be drawn. Each registered runner will be entered
into the raffle. These include 2
Geopalz for kids, a gift certificate for a pair of Hoka One One running shoes,
$50 Lole Women’s wear gift certificate, hairbands, runnings socks, Road ID gift
certificates, and Yankx shoelaces among others.
The kids’ run will start at 11am and is free to all
participants. Kids who finish the
kids’ run will receive a medal.
Registration can be done online at www.pacificarunners.webs.com/new-year-5k. Registration is $3 for member kids, $5
for non-member kids or member adults, and $8 for non-member adults. Registration fees will increase by $1
the day of the run and starts at 9am that morning.
Start your New Year off in the right
direction, surrounded by support from family, friends and the community!