The 4th Annual Marsh Madness 10k/5k run/walk is on October 30 at the palo alto baylands (start and finish at the end of Geng Road) to help teens and local youth fight obesity. This event is presented by the Palo Alto Family YMCA in collaboration with the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Contributions will go directly to programs like the YMCA Activate Youth Program helping low-income students from local elementary schools with fitness and health education. The adult fee is $35 for non-YMCA members and $30 for adult members, and youth fee is $10 for under 17. The Marsh Madness run is open to all ages, and you can register at active.com.
Online registration can be completed at http://www.active.com/register/index.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=1860202 and registration closes Saturday October 30 at 11:59 PM. The 10k run starts at 10:20 am and the 5k walk/run starts at 10:25 am. Race packets can be picked up at Fleet Feet Sports on 859 Santa Cruz in Menlo Park on Oct 29 from 10:30 am. For detailed maps visit http://marshmadnessrun.net/details.html
Volunteer opportunities are available for pre-event assistant, setup crew, registration and expo assistants and race crew. The Marsh Madness event is part of the Palo Alto Grand Prix Series which also features the Juana Run, Running of the Bulls, Moonlight Run & Walk, and Home Run (http://www.paloaltogp.org/) Sponsorships are no longer accepted at this time, however you can contact Nettie Azoulay (firstname.lastname@example.org) for questions abou their becoming a platinum, gold, silver or bronze sponsor.
Register now and help our your take interest in health awareness and fitness!