Walk, Run or Cheer at the 17 Annual César Chávez 5K

The event, set for April 7, has become a signature gathering for UC Riverside

The 17 annual César Chávez 5K is set for April 7, 2018. The event supports student scholarships. Carlos Puma

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The 17th annual César Chávez 5K Run+Walk is set for Saturday, April 7.

Colleagues, friends, and family members are encouraged to participate in this family-oriented event at the University of California, Riverside. This annual 5K, hosted and directed by Chicano Student Programs, is meant to celebrate the life of the civil rights leader César Chávez. The event also supports student scholarships, said Estella Acuña, director of Chicano Student Programs at UCR.

“We always want people to start conversations about who César Chávez was, what he did, especially the youth,” Acuña said. “We are always really excited about this event, which has become a signature event for the campus.”

The three-mile run, which starts on campus across the Tomás Rivera Library, takes participants on a scenic loop around the university.

Last year’s 5K brought 330 participants, including 40 children for the 1K.

Participation is open to the entire community; runners/walkers can join as individuals or can pull together a team of five people. Guests will enjoy a resource and health fair, vendors, music, and activities such as Zumba and crafts.

17th Annual César Chávez 5K Run/Walk

Date: Saturday,  April 7

Time: 7:30-11 a.m.; 5K run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m.; 1K kid’s run starts at 9:30 a.m. Participants should follow the signs toward the Tomás Rivera Library area.

Fees: $20 per adult; $10 per child; $80 per team (five people per team)

Pre-registration:  cesarchavez5k.com

On-site registration the day of the event: Only cash or checks will be accepted

More information:  cesarchavez5k.com

Participants enjoyed many activities at last year’s César Chávez 5K, including a Zumba class. The 2018 event is set for April 7. Carlos Puma

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