Run for it
April showers bring … a veritable cornucopia of run/walk fundraisers for all sorts of worthy causes. Interested in shaking a leg for a good cause? Then check ’em out.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California Chapter will hold its annual Walk MS fundraiser on Saturday, April 25 at Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach.
Registration for the 5K walk/run begins at 8 a.m., and the event starts at 9 a.m. This year, Walk MS is hoping to raise $1.75 million locally and $61 million nationally to fund MS research and direct services. Registration and information are available at walk.msconnection.org. Or call (415) 230-6677.
The Alameda Education Foundation and Alameda Towne Centre are hosting their first-ever Run 4 Education on Sunday, April 26 at the shopping center, which is at the corner of Park and Otis. The event, which is a fundraiser for the foundation, begins with a 100-yard dash for kids under 10, and the 5K walk/run begins at 9:30 a.m. Registration is $25 for individuals, $50 for families up to four people, and can be completed on AEF’s website.
Immediately following the event, the plaza will host a Day for the Arts/Earning 4 Learning Finale that will include performances from Alameda’s school music programs, a student art exhibit, Old Navy fashion show and kids’ activities.
Then on May 30, it’s the See Jane Run “I Run for Champagne and Chocolate” women’s half marathon and 5K, back at Robert W. Crown Memorial State Beach. The event starts at 8 a.m. (you can get there at 6:30 a.m.) in Washington Park, near Portola. Registration is $85-$95 for the half marathon and $45-$55 for the 5K (strollers allowed). Registration for the kids’ run is $10-$15. Proceeds from the event will benefit Girls Inc. of the Island City.