The Rotary Club of Pleasanton will hold its second annual Halloween Spirit Run this morning with proceeds to benefit the club's Wheelchairs for the Needy program, in partnership with the Wheelchair Foundation.
The club also will donate $5 of each registration to a designated Pleasanton school or school club.
To date, the Rotary Club of Pleasanton has donated more than $1 million dollars to various charities.
Sunday's event, patterned after the club's popular Father's Day Spirit Run, will include a 5K "Run & Walk," starting at 9 a.m.under the Arch on Main Street, and a "Kids' Challenge," starting around 10:15 a.m.
Club members as well as volunteers from other civic organizations will staff the event on race day. Registration will start at 7: 30 a.m. in the parking lot on Main Street next to Round Table Pizza.
The 5K Run or Walk will follow closed and monitored streets and a portion of the nearby Arroyo trails. The 5K start will just be a few hundred feet west of the Arch, on Main Street, with the finish line set up right underneath the Arch. The Kids' Challenge is a number of age-specific 100-yard dashes (for children ages 2-8) on the closed portion of Main Street, also finishing underneath the Arch.
Main Street will be closed for the event with its reopening set for shortly after 11 a.m.
Trophies will be awarded to the top male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female Masters (over 45-years old) winners. In addition, medals will be given to designated age groups for both male and female participants.
Each child participating in the Kids' Challenge will receive a finisher ribbon. Medals will also be awarded for the best costumes with multiple kid and adult divisions.
The Halloween Spirit Run will utilize the most advanced chip-timing system available, provided by On Your Mark Events. Race results will be posted at www.spiritrun.com and www.onyourmarkevents.com.
Kids' Challenge - Ages 2-8 - $5
5K Run/Walk - Elementary & Middle School Students - $20
5K Run/Walk - High School Students & Adults - $30
All Events - Families of 4 or more - $20 each
Kids' Challenge - Ages 2-8 - $10
5K Run/Walk - Elementary & Middle-School Students - $25.
5K Run/Walk - High School Students & Adults - $35
All Events - each for four or more - $25
All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, refreshments, and will each receive a ticket to a huge after-race raffle with over $1,500 in prizes to give away.
Anyone wanting to participate can register at the event.