Sometimes running is the best from of giving.
Certainly your vascular system and heart will thank you.
At least this is the philosophy at the annual Race for the Arts the 5K Walk and Run event, where runners raise money for the arts organizations of their choice.
This year the race enters its 11th year and will be held at a new location: William Land Park.
The race kicks off on Aug. 28 at 6:00PM with a Kids 1/2 mile run.
Since its inception, more than 140 California arts organizations and school programs have benefited from Race for the Arts. And given the economic times this year's race may provide an opportunity for patrons to raise money for their favorite arts organization.
Pledges are not a requirement for racing.
Entry forms for the 11th Annual Race for the Arts are available at Raley's, Bel Air, Applebee's, Hobrecht Lighting Design & Decor, and California Family Fitness locations.
11th Annual RACE FOR THE ARTS - 5 km Run/Walk and Children's Fun Runs
WHEN: AUGUST 28, 2009
6:00 P.M. - Kids' 1/2 mile (8 and under)
6:15 P.M. - Kids' 1 mile (ages 9-12)
6:30 P.M. - 5 km Run/Walk Start (3.1 miles)
WHERE: William Land Park, Sutterville Rd & Freeport Blvd, Sacramento
COST: $30: $17 for ages 12 and under ( entry fee includes Race T-shirt and post-race refreshments).
INFORMATION: (916) 933-4056 or www.raceforthearts.com