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Arunay Foundation Walkathon/5K/10K

Sun November 5, 2023 Fremont, CA 94536 US Directions

Events

5K

9:00AM PST

10K

9:00AM PST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.arunayfoundation.org/events/2023-walkathon.

Place

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area
2100 Isherwood Way
Fremont, CA US 94536

Description

Join us to make the most of the extra hour as Daylight Saving Time ends on Nov 5th! Support a mission! Raise awareness about beach safety.

Rally your family, friends, neighbors and colleagues and join us for a walkathon to raise awareness about beach safety. Start a team, join an already existing team or participate as an individual. 

Arunay Foundation is committed to reducing beach accidents and coastal drownings by raising awareness and educating people about sneaker waves, rip currents, and other hazardous beach conditions. Our goal is to equip our beaches with “Life Rings” and keep our communities informed about unsafe weather conditions. Learn more about our mission and projects click here.

Course:  Both the 5K & 10K are scenic runs through the packed gravel trails circling through Quarry Lakes Park. Please note that the course is not USATF certified. The distance has been measured and is approximate. No bikes or skateboards are allowed on the course. Walkers follow same course as runners.

We cannot make a difference without your support and help. It is our hope that, together, we can raise awareness and make our beaches safer. All proceeds from this walkathon will be donated to our cause of improving beach safety.

Arunay Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (EIN: 87-3499812). All donations to Arunay Foundation are tax-deductible.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

08:30 AM - 9:30 AM : Check-in. Bib & T-shirt pickup. Walk-in registrations will be allowed.

09:05 AM - 9:30 AM: Welcome Speeches, Water Safety Demo from High School Student

09:30 AM: Ribbon Cutting. RACE STARTS!

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM:  Walkathon finisher’s acknowledgement and medal distribution

9:00 AM - 12 noon: Informative Beach Safety Talks, Time to Walk around Booths

12:00 noon: Event wrap up

At the event venue, we will have booths open for beach safety education where children can play beach safety quizzes, games and win prizes. They can also learn more about the “LifeRings” equipment. We will also have booths from various other non-profits and our sponsors.

GETTING THERE

From I-880 in Fremont, take the Decoto Road exit east and proceed to Paseo Padre Parkway. Turn right on Paseo Padre, then left on Isherwood Way. Proceed to the park entrance on the right. 

From Mission Blvd (Hwy. 238) in Fremont, turn south on Nursery Ave. (away from the hills) and right (west) on Niles Blvd. Turn left on Osprey Drive and left on Quarry Lakes Drive. Proceed to the park entrance on the left.

More details about Quarry Lakes Regional Park , including a park map can be found here.

PARKING

There are plenty of parking slots at the location. Please bring some cash as the park charges a 5$ parking fee per vehicle. The Arunay Foundation Walkathon Registration desk is located close to Ensenada South Picnic Area and there is a parking lot close to it. However if the lot is full, there is additional parking close to Niles Beach.

RACE PACKET PICKUP

You will need to come to the Registration desk to pick up your race packet. We highly encourage you to pick up the race packet at the registration desk at least 15 mins prior to joining, in order to avoid congestion and delay. 

Your race packet will include:

  • Race Bib (with timing chip on 5K/10K bibs)
  • Safety pins for attaching the bib to your clothing
  • Arunay Foundation Informational items

Please present a copy of your order confirmation and an ID at the registration desk to pick up your bibs. You may also pick up bibs for another participant, but please make sure you present their order confirmation. You will be responsible for getting the bibs to the participant.

COURSE

  • Both the 5K & 10K area scenic runs through the packed gravel trails circling through Quarry Lakes Park. Please note that the course is not USATF certified.
  • The distance has been measured and is approximate.
  • Please make sure your bib number is clearly displayed on your chest before arriving at the assembly area near the start line.
  • The start waves will take place from 9.30am to 11:30am with short gaps in between to allow the course ahead to clear, meaning walkers & runners have plenty of space along the course.
  • If you can not join an earlier start wave, you can always join a later start wave, no issues.
  • 10K runners will loop through the course twice to complete their run.
  • No bikes or skateboards are allowed on the course.
  • Walkers follow the same course as runners.
  • Please stay on the trails, taking shortcuts can be dangerous and cause erosion.
  • We encourage you to wear proper walking/running shoes and dress in layers.
  • Keep the park beautiful, leave no trace except your footprints.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the trails.
  • There will be adequate garbage disposal facilities , please dispose of water cups and other waste at these garbage bins.

OTHER AMENITIES

Hydration stations will be located close to every mile marker
First aid will be available at every Hydration station and also at the registration desk 
The park has several restrooms that will be available for your use.

FINISHER MEDALS

Your finisher medals can be picked up after the race at the finish line. We will also have a special booth setup for you to celebrate your medal with pictures and selfies !

SPECIAL RAFFLE PRIZES

You must be present to claim the prize. However, if you cannot be present due to personal constraints, please hand over your bib to a friend or a family member or a teammate and they can claim the prize on your behalf.

ANY QUESTIONS ON THE DAY OF RACE …

Please note this event is 100% volunteer run and it is our goal to ensure that you have a wonderful walkathon experience ! If you have any questions or concerns, please do reach out to one of our volunteers, dressed in red Arunay Foundation T-shirt and they will be happy to assist you.

We really appreciate your patience, kindness and co-operation during the entire event.

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