DEL MAR — The Great Outdoor Youth Walk, benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito, will be held at the San Dieguito River Park Trail at 8 a.m. May 14.
To register for the walk or to make a pledge donation, go to positiveplacesd.org and click on events and fundraisers or call (858) 720-2188.
The 4K family walk/run will be held on the trail directly behind the Albertson’s shopping center on Via de la Valle. The trail winds under the Interstate 5 freeway, west toward the fairgrounds, then back around to the starting point. Interactive booths for children will be stationed along the route as well as a breakfast and after-party for walkers.
The walk has a pledge-based entry fee of $20. Those participating will be awarded a collector’s walk T-shirt and free breakfast. The participant with the most pledges will win a day with 12 friends in a VIP Padres suite June 4 to see the Padres versus the Astros.
The San Dieguito River Valley Regional Open Space Park Joint Powers Authority, also known as the San Dieguito River Park, is the agency responsible for creating a natural open space park in the San Dieguito River Valley. The park will someday extend from the ocean at Del Mar to Volcan Mountain, just north of Julian. The San Dieguito River Park preserves and restores land within the Focused Planning Area of the San Dieguito River Park as a regional open space greenway and park system that protects the natural waterways and the natural and cultural resources and sensitive lands and provides compatible recreational opportunities, including water related uses that do not damage sensitive lands.
“We are very grateful to the San Dieguito River Park for partnering with us on this walk to help children and families start a healthier lifestyle while learning about the natural habitat the San Dieguito River Valley has to offer,” said Keith Padgett, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Dieguito. “This walk targets all ages and we encourage all families to attend, have a great time, and help raise money for a great cause.”