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Come enjoy a beautiful day running (or walking!) the trails of Kit Carson Park in Escondido, California in support of Operation Courage Is Beautiful, the nation’s first and only ongoing non-profit care package program supporting women in the military celebrating our 12th anniversary!
We are hosting our Annual Operation Courage 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run on Sat. October 16, 2021. For those who cannot make it in-person, we are also hosting a Virtual 5K.
All participants will receive a race t-shirt! ***LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE A GUARANTEED T-SHIRT ON RACE DAY will be October 10th. Late registrants may have to pick up their shirts or have them shipped ($5) after the event.
Top 3 Finishers in the women's and men's categories will receive Operation Courage 5K medals!
This course is mostly on trails. If you are bringing a stroller, a sport/running stroller is highly recommended.
Teams of 5 and up are welcome, with a registration fee of $20 each. (Applicable refunds will be provided on day of race if team size of 5 members is met)
Participant perks available at end of the race!
Detailed course map https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/lYx4WbuliU
This event and all participants must comply with all applicable federal, state, and local COVID-19 orders, regulations, and guidance. Please practice social distancing.
Operation Courage is Beautiful’s mission is to bring a little joy and femininity to our active duty, deployed US servicewomen through care packages geared for women. We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non profit organization in which donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 94% of our funds go directly toward the packaging and shipping costs of our care packages.
Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025
Meet at El Arroyo Picnic Area near the north side of the park.
Click Here for Park Map
8:15am - 8:40am - Registration
9am - 5K Race Start
10:30am - Kids Fun Run Start (Approximate, after 5K finishes) (CORRECTED)
After Race Activities Ongoing
ARRIVE AT THE RACE
On the day of the event, we recommend you arrive at Kit Carson Park by 8am and the registration booth at El Arroyo Picnic Area between 8:15am to 8:40am. You will receive your t-shirt and bib. Pin your bib to the front of your shirt over your abdomen where it is highly visible. Please also use the restroom facilities before the race starts at 9am. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for our post-race raffle drawing. Need not be present to win.
DURING THE RACE
There will be 3 water stations along the race path and course guides. This is a sport stroller friendly event.
Race map is available here: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/lYx4WbuliU
KIDS FUN RUN
Our Kids Fun Run will start shortly after the 5K finishes. This will be no earlier than 10:30am (CORRECTED). Meet near the registration booth. Parents/Guardians, please stay to help guide/supervise children. Other guests, cheer on the kiddos!
AFTER THE RACES
Don't miss all the post-race activities:
- Receive your runner perks at the Finish Line (see below).
- Celebrate all the finishers, the top Male and Female finishers, and all the Kids Finishers!
- Enjoy an Italian ice treat from Gelü.
- Receive stretching services from StretchU.
- Create a "Thank You" note to a servicewoman at our Operation Courage Activity Center.
- Win some great prizes at our Raffle Drawing!
- Enjoy Kit Carson Park!
Pick up these items at the Finish Line!
- Koia drink
- Alvarado Institute of Skin Care: Skin Care Evaluation and Customized Facial Gift Certificate
- Mirai Clinical CBD Bath Bomb
- Travel Set Go VIP Membership: (Virtual link emailed to participants)
WEATHER REPORT AT RACE TIME
68F, Sunny, 5mph winds
Please follow CDPH guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety protocols, including physical distancing and the use of face masks.
ONLINE SILENT AUCTION
Everyone is also encouraged to enjoy our AMAZING ONLINE SILENT AUCTION from October 1st, 8am to October 16, 5pm. Our auction includes travel, golf, fitness, specialty services, priceless items, and more!
Refunds will be available until October 2, 2021
Operation Courage Is Beautiful is the nation's first and only ongoing non-profit care package program supporting women in the military. Women make up over 16% of the US Armed Forces, yet they are often forgotten or overlooked by military support organizations.
With the help of people like you, Operation Courage is Beautiful collects in-kind donations (goods) and monetary donations to create and ship high-quality care packages made of female-oriented personal care products, reading materials and more for service members deployed across the globe. Requests for these care packages are made by the service member herself, a colleague, friend or family member via our online request form. Discover the ways you can help!
Our goal in 2019 is to fully fund and collect enough donations to send 1,000 large USPS flat rate care packages with a total weight of 9 tons to overseas deployed personnel.
Operation Courage is Beautiful is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non-profit organization in which donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. Tax ID#47-4812161.
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