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Archives for the day Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Just a friendly reminder for all S.F. East Bay runners who want to run a 5K this weekend (and for a good cause).

There will be a 100-yard dash at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning, with a 5K run scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m.  (All participants in the 100-yard dash who are 10 or younger will receive a ribbon.)

There is no registration for the 100-yard dash, while the 5K will cost $25 per person or $50 for a family.

Here is what Christine Strena, Alameda Education Foundation Director, said to reporters:

The first 150 5K runners to check in will get T-shirts donated by Alameda Town Centre.

“We hope 200 participants will register and are really excited about this year’s event,” Strena said.

Proceeds will be used to support classroom grants and athletic programs in Alameda public schools, such as middle-school volleyball, basketball and track.

“We would love to raise several thousand dollars, but $2,000 would be great,” said Strena.

On-site registration is available at 8 a.m. at Shoreline and Park Street (in the parking lot near Sushi House).  You can also register at Alameda

This is the type of event I would normally jump all over — but I’m still unsure if I’ll be able to move after running the Wildcat Half on Saturday.  If my legs don’t feel like jello on Sunday morning, I think I’m down for running a 5K on Sunday.

(The Alameda Town Centre image is courtesy of Flickr / Blind Grasshopper.)