Thursday, April 10, 2014

Join the festivities at Clairemont Day at the Bay on April 12

The second annual Fast Times 5K Race/Walk and Clairemont Day at the Bay takes place this Saturday, April 12, 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 four 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 8:20 a.m. The Kiwanis will share the proceeds from the race with the Clairemont Mesa Educational Foundation. Race/walk registration is still open. For information, go to .

The Clairemont Day at the Bay festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organized by the Clairemont Mesa Education Foundation, this free community event brings Clairemont schools, businesses, community members and elected officials together for a day of fun and educational activities for the whole family.

Schools in the Clairemont and Madison high school clusters will showcase the many innovative programs they offer students. High, middle and elementary school students will provide entertainment throughout the day. Mayor Kevin Faulconer, City Council Member Lori Zapf, Superintendent Cindy Marten and other local VIPs will take the stage at 10 a.m. to give welcoming remarks and celebrate this volunteer-driven community event.

Sponsors and participating businesses include Mission Federal Credit Union, Home Depot, San Diego Recycling, Clairemonster, Paralyzed Veterans of America Cal-Diego Chapter, San Diego Mesa College, Kaplan College, I Love a Clean San Diego, Robyn's Healing Hands Massage and Up for Ed.

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.