Register online at www.lakewoodrun.com/registration or download the PDF sign-up form atwww.lakewoodrun.com/registrationform for paying with a check or to sign up a team.

Registration is $35 through Thursday, February 25. After that, registration goes up to $40. You can register even on the day of the event, beginning at 6:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K runs start at 8:00 a.m. The Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m.

The Lakewood Run happens on Saturday, March 5, 2016 when Sheriff’s deputies, recreational runners, families and kids will gather at the starting line in front of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station to run the event’s 5K/10K course for time, or do the 1K “Fun Run” or a 5K walk.

Lakewood’s tree-lined residential streets provide the backdrop. The flat, “runner friendly” course is “fast” for practiced runners and comfortable for fitness fans and family members. Professional timing will be used.

Participants directly support Soroptimist International of Lakewood/Long Beach and Lakewood Sheriff’s Station charity efforts in this family-friendly event.

Soroptimists use funds from the run to support programs such as:

•           Scholarships for girls/women attending local schools
•           Dream It/Be It program for women re-entering the work force
•           Girl Scout Council of Greater Los Angeles
•           Su Casa Domestic Abuse Network
•           Pathways Volunteer Hospice
•           Long Beach Ronald McDonald House

The Lakewood Sheriff’s Station uses funds to support:
•           999 for Kids – a program benefiting foster children in L.A. County
•           The Sheriff’s Station Baker-to-Vegas Relay Challenge Team
•           The Sheriff’s Station Employee and Family Assistance Fund

In celebration of the run’s 25th anniversary, finisher medals will be awarded to all participants for the 5K/10K. Performance tech shirts, a new highlight of the race, will be given to all runners. Ronald McDonald will entertain children and count down the start of the Fun Run. There will also be a fitness expo, displays of public safety equipment and programs, and special giveaways from local businesses.

To inquire about group rate entries or get more event information, email info@lakewoodrun.com

Major sponsors include L.A. County Supervisor Don Knabe, Lakewood Center, Kenny’s Auto Service, Back to Life Chiropractic, EDCO, CARE Ambulance, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, Piazza Family McDonald’s Restaurants, Willdan, and the City of Lakewood.

This article was originally posted on the City of Lakewood website.