SAN FRANCISCO — The Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC) will present the third annual S.F. Aloha Run on Saturday, Oct. 5, at Crissy Field, 610 Old Mason St. (across from Sports Basement) in the Presidio of San Francisco.
With the Golden Gate Bridge as a backdrop, runners/walkers of all abilities will enjoy Hawaiian music, entertainment, keiki’s (children’s) activities and tasty aloha treats.
The 5K course for adults, youth and pets will all begin at the north side of Crissy Field, running toward the Golden Gate Bridge, then loop onto Mason Street, turning at Crissy Field Center for the last mile down the Golden Gate Promenade. Start time is 8:30 a.m.
The half-mile Keiki Run for ages 6 to 13 starts at 10 a.m. The 100-yard Tot Trot for ages 2 to 5 starts at 10:30 a.m.
All runners/walkers will receive a T-shirt and goodies from the sponsors. Prizes will be given to:
• Top adult male and female finisher
• Top keiki boy and girl finisher (13 and under)
• Most aloha spirit (open for creative interpretation)
• Top 5K fundraiser
Proceeds from the run/walk will support children and youth services of JCYC.
JCYC is a San Francisco-based children and youth non-profit organization that provides a comprehensive continuum of care from pre-school to college and empowers young people to realize their full potential. Established in 1970, JCYC annually serves over 8,000 youth from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds. It has become one of San Francisco’s most successful youth organizations.
Services include child care, college preparation, leadership development, substance abuse prevention, summer day camp, and youth employment. For more information, go to www.jcyc.org.