'Good for the Soul' run/walk event now underway to honor Kate Steinle

Registration costs will benefit 2 organizations that help youths

A 5K and 10K marathon along with a "Kids’ Challenge" is underway this morning in downtown Pleasanton in memory of Kate Steinle.

Called "Good for the Soul," the event honors Ms. Steinle, a Pleasanton woman who lost her life after she was randomly shot while walking arm in arm with her father on Pier 14 in San Francisco on July 1, 2015.

Jonathan Lance of On Your Mark Race Events, which is holding the event, said its organizers hope that people will come together to remember that life is short and tomorrow is not a guarantee.

Proceeds from the run will be donated to Students Rising Above, an organization that invests in low-income, first generation college students, and Challenged Athletes Foundation, which supports the athletic endeavors of those with physical challenges.

In addition to the 5K run/walk and the 10K run, there will be three separate Kids’ Challenge Races for children ages 2-8. The 5K and 10K certified courses are flat and fast, using the monitored downtown streets of Pleasanton and a portion of the paved and un-paved Arroyo Trails.

The start and finish lines are located near the Pleasanton arch, with the kids’ challenges consisting of a number of 100-yard dashes on Main Street, finishing right underneath the arch.

These will be awards and medals to the 5K and 10K winners and finisher ribbons to everyone in the kids' races.

Check-in and race-day registration opens at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Workbench True Value Hardware, 652 Main St. the 10K and 5K events will start at 8 a.m. with the Kids’ Challenges following at approximately at 10 a.m.


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