Personal health and fitness are the theme of the annual Healthy Hearts 5K Run and Family Health Walk scheduled for Saturday, February 11th. The event will start at 8:00 am sharp, rain or shine. The event is organized and conducted by the Recreation Division of the Town of Yucca Valley’s Community Services Department, with the support of Bruce Jones Dentistry and media sponsors Hi-Desert Publishing Company and Z107.7 FM Radio.
With moderate elevation changes, the 3.1 mile course offers a challenging trek through the neighborhoods and open areas of Sky Harbor, one of Yucca Valley’s most scenic residential areas. The event begins and ends at Machris Park, located on Santa Barbara Drive near Yucca Valley’s southern border. Brochures with race information and a course map are available at the Recreation Office in the Yucca Valley Community Center.
The Healthy Hearts 5K Run and 1.5 mile Health Walk are open to participants of all ages and fitness levels. Those uncertain about their ability to complete the run are encouraged to participate at a comfortable pace in the Family Health Walk.
Awards will be presented to overall male and female winners in the 5K run as well as to top finishers in each age division. Participation certificates will be presented to those who complete the non-competitive health walk.
Those interested in participating in either the run or the health walk are encouraged to register in advance at the Recreation Office in the Community Center or online at www.yucca-valley.org. Registration fees ($20 for adults and $18 for seniors and runners 12 and under) include souvenir race t-shirt. For more information, contact the Community Services office Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 760-369-7211.