Saturday, April 20, 2013

Join the festivities at Clairemont Day at the Bay on April 21

Be sure to mark your calendars for the first annual Fast Times 5K Race/Walk and Clairemont Day at the Bay being held Sunday, April 21, at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park. Join the family-friendly fun and festivities geared at spotlighting the Clairemont community and supporting its local schools.

The event is two-fold, beginning with the Fast Times 5K Race/Walk, sponsored by the Clairemont Hills Kiwanis. A 2-loop, fast 5K Race with three separate categories will begin at 7 a.m. A 5K Fun Run/Walk geared for families and individuals of all ages and skill levels will begin at 8 a.m. The Kiwanis will share the proceeds from the race with the Clairemont Mesa Educational Foundation. Race/walk registration is closed.

Clairemont Day at the Bay will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free community event will bring Clairemont schools, businesses and community members together for a day of fun and educational activities for the whole family. For details about the event, visit their Facebook page.

Schools in the Clairemont and Madison clusters will showcase the many innovative programs they offer students. High school and middle school students will provide entertainment throughout the day and elementary schools have partnered with businesses or community groups to host activities.

SoCal Bounce and K-Co Construction,Inc., two of the many event sponsors, will provide obstacle courses and bounce houses for younger children. The Paralyzed Veterans of America Cal-Diego Chapter will showcase radio-controlled cars, airplanes and helicopters. The Boys and Girls Club will have a giant Twister game. Other sponsors for the day’s events include Mission Federal, AXA Advisors and Seiko Properties. Local food vendors, including Pick-Up Stix, Chili’s, Mountain Mikes, Don Pepe’s, BonBon Kettlecorn, Mimi’s and Trinity Baking, will have tasty items for sale.

The Clairemont Mesa Education Foundation is a local 501(c) 3 that supports the 16 public schools that make up the Madison and Clairemont high school clusters. This support comes from partnerships with businesses, organizations and residents within the community that assist the schools with financial support and in-kind contributions for programs and projects as requested by school administrations and classroom teachers.

Don’t miss out on the excitement and be sure to share this information with family,friends and neighbors. For information about the Clairemont Day at the Bay, e-mail .