Fight the Bite 5K
Thank you to everyone who participated in the "Fight the Bite 5K" April 15. We appreciate your support!
For the race results, please go to:
For your free digital finisher photo, please go to:
To learn more about mosquitoes and mosquito-borne threats in the Coachella Valley, please go to:
The “Fight the Bite 5K and Community Resource Fair” is organized by the Coachella Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District and aims to raise awareness about:
- the dangers of mosquito-borne diseases in the Coachella Valley
- future threats from invasive mosquito species recently detected here
- tips on what can be done to prevent mosquito breeding and mosquito bites
This is the 2nd annual event and it is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities - families, friends, and colleagues are all encouraged to participate.
Bill Feingold, from KNEWS, will MC the event for the second year in a row!
Event details and schedule
The 5K Course
This is a runner and walker-friendly road race starting and finishing at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park.
Community Resource Fair - 9:00am - 12:00pm
We are inviting Coachella Valley community organizations to take part in a Community Resource Fair at the Palm Desert Civic Center Park. This is a great opportunity to learn more about city and county services, information on health related topics, and get some free mosquito repellent, a fly swatter, and other freebies!
Coachella Valley Rescue Mission Can Food Drive
The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission will be onsite collecting canned foods for their Food Drive. Please bring any non-perishable items to their booth at our Community Resource Fair.
Registration: When and what’s included
$20 Registration until March 1st
$25 Registration until 5:00pm, April 14th ONLINE
$35 Onsite Registration on the day of the race, April 15th
Participants are encouraged to register online by Friday, March 31. All registered participants will receive a race shirt, race goody bag, free photo download, and a finisher’s medal! People can continue to register online after March 31 but T-shirt sizes will be limited.
Finisher medals for all 5K participants! The race will be professionally timed and awards will be given by age group, male and female, through 80+ years young.
12 & Under
Early Packet Pick-Up
Packet pick-up will be held on Friday, April 14th, at the Running Wild, located at 73-760 El Paseo in Palm Desert, from 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
Parking - Plenty of free parking available around the Palm Desert Civic Center Park.
Onsite packet pick-up – Begins at 7:00am. Late registration will also be available the morning of the race for $35 (cash or credit) at the packet pick-up table.
Race begins at 8:00am.
Below is the link for the photo gallery page where the photos will be available to download for free after the event.
Coachella Valley Mosquito & Vector Control District