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Michele E. Buttelman: Register now for upcoming runs/walks

SCV Scene

Posted: September 23, 2012 2:00 a.m.
Updated: September 23, 2012 2:00 a.m.
 

I never realized that fall is the time for fundraising runs and walks. I know of several runs/walks held in the spring, but it seems like fall is really the run/walk season!

Sheila Stride

The Sheila Stride is a 5K, 10K run/walk to benefit the Sheila R Veloz Breast Imaging Center. This non-profit event will be held 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30, with all proceeds going directly to the center.

Pre-registration for this event is $20-$30 on Active.com.

The run/walk will begin in the 23600 block of Creekside Road, Valencia, travel north toward McBean, right on McBean then right onto the South Fork Trail.

The finish line will be on Magic Mountain Parkway near the start line.

Walk to Stop Diabetes

This year, more than 1,200 area residents will come together to be part of the Stop Diabetes movement at the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes.

This year’s event will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Mann Biomedical Park, 25141 Rye Canyon Loop, Valencia.

The one-day signature fundraising walk benefits the American Diabetes Association.

Every dollar raised through Step Out plays an important role in supporting the Association’s mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

Join the American Diabetes Association at this important and fun event. To register or learn more, call or email Lori Blumenthal at 661-295-0081 or lblumenthal@diabetes.org. Also, those interested in learning more about diabetes or registering online may visit www.diabetes.org/valencia.

Light the Night

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Santa Clarita Light The Night Walk will be held beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Bridgeport Park, 23520 Bridgeport Lane, Valencia.

Pre-event festivities start at 5 p.m., Walk starts at 7 p.m.

Contact Margaux Badalato for details: 310-846-4731 or margaux.badalato@lls.org.

Run Against Hunger

The annual Run Against Hunger to benefit The Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry will be held 8 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Cost: Adults: Pre-Registration $20 Day of Race $25 Location: Newhall Park/South Fork Trail, 24923 Newhall Ave., Newhall.

This event is sanctioned by the Southern California Track and Field Association.

For more Information contact Event Coordinator: Linda Lott at Linda@scvlotts.com or visit www.scvfoodpantry.org

Entry Fees:

Kiddie Run: $10.

Over 60 Under 12: Pre-Registration $15, day of race $20; adults: Pre-Registration $20, day of race $25.

That’s not all!

Don’t forget to register for the 17th annual Santa Clarita Marathon! It will be held 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4. The race was first run in 1995 and is now a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.

Don’t be a couch potato

Whew! That’s a lot of walking and running in just one month! Don’t be a couch potato, sign up for one of these important events to benefit nonprofits in the SCV or start training for your first marathon. It’s a chance to do something new and make a difference.

Michele E. Buttelman is the features and entertainment editor of The Signal. She can be reached by email at mbuttelman@the-signal.com Follow SCV Scene on Facebook and on Twitter @SCVScene.

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