So many ways to support Run Seal Beach 2018

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Two runners having fun running with bunny ears from last year’s Run Seal Beach. Courtesy photo

Looking to run a 5K or 10K race? Thinking of tackling your first 5K run? Love to walk for health? Are you a seasoned runner looking for an inspirational and fun race along a scenic oceanfront course? Looking for a great cause to support? Or, is your business looking for a meaningful sponsorship opportunity? Run Seal Beach is the event for you, your family and company!

On March 24, 2018 thousands of people will be running, walking, volunteering and raising funds for the Seal Beach community at the 44th annual Run Seal Beach 5K/10K and Kid’s 1K Fun Run through historic Old Town, Seal Beach in California.

Registration is between now and Feb. 23, which is the final day of the early bird special, offering $10 off the regular registration fee. Feb.13 is the last day of early bird pricing for teams and Feb. 14 is the last day to add a new team. Those wishing to take advantage of this special pricing can do so at www.runsealbeach.com.

Run Seal Beach features a 5K/10K run, a 5K Walk, a 1K Kid’s Fun Run and a Kid’s Fun Zone, a safe and fun place for kids ages 3-10 to be entertained while you complete the 5K/10K.

Run Seal Beach is one of the largest grant giving organizations in our region. Funds go to a variety of non-profits, particularly in the sports and recreation sector. The entire Los Alamitos Unified School District is the major beneficiary with over 48% of the total funds raised over the last fifteen years. Other major recipients include the City of Seal Beach Recreation Department, police, lifeguards and other Seal Beach and Los Alamitos-based non-profits. In general, grant recepients range in awards from $500 to just over $7,500. Uses are usually for direct equipment costs or improvements to programs for the recipeints. For many groups, like the Los Alamitos booster clubs, the Run provides vital funding to support many of their direct costs.

The local run relies heavily on sponsorships to defray expenses and enable us to give back to the community. Since 2003, Run Seal Beach has given back $1,573,064 to benefit the greater Seal Beach area, including Rossmoor and Los Alamitos-a feat we could not accomplish without the support of our sponsors and our partner, the city of Seal Beach.

The run takes a year of planning from the all-volunteer board of directors, an operational race day team and more than 500 volunteers on race day. Greg Phillips, race director said, “Our mission is to promote health and fitness in a family friendly event, while supporting non-profit groups providing recreation, fitness and leisure in our local community.”

The Kid’s 1K Fun Run T-Shirt Design Contest begins today. The 2018 theme is “Silly Sammy, Running is for Kids!” The deadline for entries is on February 16th, so if you are currently a student or home schooled in the Los Alamitos Unified School district and are under the age of 10, you are eligible to win! Contest rules and the entry form can be found on the Kid’s Run page of www.runsealbeach.com. The Kids 1K Fun Run is capped at 400 runners in order to ensure a quality experience in the Kids Fun Zone throughout the duration of the race. If you want to have your child in the run, be sure to register now and save.

For more information on sponsorship, volunteer opportunities, event registration and general information go to www.RunSealBeach.com and sign up. Be sure to join us on race day, as Run Seal Beach will only have more opportunities to give back this year.

So many ways to support Run Seal Beach 2018