While checking and browsing on the internet of some stuffs and different upcoming events in or out of my country, Philippines yesterday especially in my Facebook account. One of the event who caught my attention because of the banner they are promoting wherein the subject is an ocean with group of yachts is the San Diego Half Marathon & 5K. So, I look quickly on their website to check what’s on this event. This was my first time to write about running event happening out of the country.
When I was on their website I’m impressed with their video presentation of their last half marathon event and above all, the goal of their event. I read some of their pages and I’m glad while reading their website about their goal and purpose of their event.
First and foremost, the event objective is to promote community service initiatives and causes that catalyze volunteerism and charitable giving as a way to transform lives. One of their achievement on the previous San Diego Half Marathon in 2012 that they are proud of, they successfully donated over $100,000 to local community service projects and charities. Second, race celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego, where the event happening next year, March 10, 2012 , Sunday in San Diego, California.
Most of the events fall on Sunday, so everyone can join especially a family who are truly engaged in running, recognize running is one of the great bonding with your family, friends and partners. Every event and place had their differences when it comes to location and concepts. This race has a signature, scenic course through beautiful San Diego and they start promoting its new downtown the Gaslamp Block where the finish line located and the party waited. At the finish line, runners, their family and friends can enjoy to celebrate the accomplishment of having run either the half marathon or 5K race.
AT THE GASLAMP BLOCK PARTY
- Celebrate San Diego at the Gaslamp Block Party is for you, your friends & family to EAT, SHOP & PLAY in downtown San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter after the race! **
- DJ, Live Music & Entertainment
- Family Fun Zone
- Runner’s Market
- Special Offers, courtesy of San Diego’s Best Restaurants, Entertainment, & Apparel
- …& much, much more!
ALS Association, Greater San Diego Chapter
The ALS Association (ALSA) is the only national not-for-profit voluntary health organization dedicated solely to the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (often called Lou Gehrig’s disease). The mission of The ALS Association is to find a cure for and improve living with ALS.
Huntington’s Disease Society Of America
Huntington’s disease is a genetically caused brain disorder that systematically robs people of their ability to walk, talk, eat, and think. Eventually, people with Huntington’s become totally dependent upon others. There is no effective treatment or cure. We offer hope. Our award-winning chapter supports affected individuals and their families, raises public awareness, and funds research towards a cure. On this website you can learn about our challenges and goals, including the stories of people’s brave struggles against the disease and dedicated researchers’ quest for scientific advances.
We invite you to join the many caring companies, individual donors, and volunteers who have made a difference in people’s lives. With your help we can end Huntington’s forever.
Make-A-Wish Foundation of San Diego
We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich human experience with hope, strength, and joy.
National Foundation for Autism Research
Every twenty minutes, a child is diagnosed with autism in America. The National Foundation for Autism Research (NFAR) understands the impact of autism on children, families and their communities, dedicating its efforts to the development of innovative treatments, social and educational programs and much-needed services that improve the quality of life for children with autism right here in San Diego. From early diagnosis and materials for hundreds of local classrooms to adult transition options, NFAR is helping make a difference for thousands of San Diego children.
San Diego Police Officers Association Widows & Orphans Fund
The Widows & Orphans Fund provides monetary support to a fallen member’s beneficiaries and also provides assistance to members themselves in the case that they are faced with the loss of a spouse or child. In just these past two years, six San Diego Police Officers, their spouses, or children have been victims of a tragic death; including the recent line-of-duty deaths of Officer Jeremy Henwood and Officer Chris Wilson who were serving to keep our communities safe. Their dependents need our help.
Team Red, White & Blue
Team Red, White & Blue (Team RWB) assists in combat veteran re-integration through physical fitness and personal connectivity. They build strong, enduring communities of citizens and veterans that participate in fitness and social activities. Within those communities, they also provide 1-on-1 advocate programs for wounded veterans.
Toys For Joy
Toys for Joy seeks to impact the lives of area children through providing a toy and food for their family during the Christmas Holiday Season. Over the past 15 years, Toys for Joy has served over 35,000 children and their families. The event is organized by the Rock Church in partnership with schools, businesses, community organizations and other local churches.
I just love to share this event because one of my dream is to attend a big event out of the country just to experience the different journeys that will be given of every race. But, I admitted it to myself that I wasn’t able to visit this beautiful land, on the back of my mind I’m still hoping. 😀 So, what are you waiting for? Running enthusiasts living nearby cities, let’s get it on, bring your family and support this advocacy run in one of the world’s most beautiful cities, San Diego, the San Diego Half Marathon & 5k happening this March 10, 2013. Keep running!
You can now start to go on training! 🙂
More details about the course, 2013 causes, registration pricing and more can be found on their website at www.sdhalfmarathon.com.
San Diego Half Marathon & 5k.