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The 2nd Annual Omega Foundation Friendship 5K Run/Walk

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Almaden Lake Park 5949 Winfield Boulevard San JoseCA  95120
Saturday, September 23, 2017
Almaden Lake Park 5949 Winfield Boulevard San JoseCA  95120

About This Activity

This family-friendly foot race will take place on September 23rd at Almaden Lake Park in San Jose; we ask for your support in serving the youth of Santa Clara Valley. This event allows us to award scholarships to College students and High School Seniors, fund college tours for those still in HS, and provide overall mentorship to the youth in the Santa Clara Valley.

Lake Almaden Park
Saturday, September 23rd, 2017
6099 Winfield Blvd 
San Jose, CA 95120

If you are unable to make the race, but would still like to support the Omega Foundation's endeavors, you can still donate at: www.bit.ly/DonateOmega5K

ABOUT THE OMEGA FOUNDATION

The Omega Foundation is a 501c3 (EIN 77-0156724)non-profit organization that focuses on efforts to retrieve grants and other monetary contributions to provide scholarships for graduating high school seniors and undergraduate students who attain academic excellence in the Silicon ValleyArea.

In addition, the Omega Foundation Friendship 5K Run/Walk helps to fund the community outreach programs such as the Omega Leadership Association as well as the Mentoring and Tutoring Programs. These programs allow The Omega Foundation to continue being an impact on young students who may be considered “at risk.”   

 

RACE DAY DETAILS

ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION

Race Packet pickup will be the morning of starting at 9AM.  Race HQ will be on Winfield Blvd side of Lake Almaden park.  You can park on the street or inside the park [$6 charge].  There is also free parking at the Ohlone-Chynoweth Rail station for those who want little a warm-up walk :)   Registration and the Start / Finish line will be over by the Gazebo on the Southeast corner of the Park.  See below layout for additional details.

*Note that registrations occurring after Noon on Friday 9/22 are not guaranteed a full race packet. 

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COURSE

The 5K course will follow the Los Alamitos Creek Trail south 2.5 km to the turnaround point and then complete back in the park at eh same place at the Start Line.  See Google Map here or below visual for layout of the course.

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Event details and schedule

The race will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at the beautiful Almaden Lake Park on the Los Alamitos Creek Trail. Check-in will begin at 9:00am and the Run/Walk will begin at 10:00am.

 The Omega Foundation Friendship 5K Run/Walk takes place on a scenic, round trip course on Los Alamitos Creek Trail just in time to get the family out for some Fall fitness fun.

The 5K stretch will begin and end at the Almaden Lake Park. Los Alamitos Creek Trail is located in Almaden Valley and originates from the Los Capitancillos Ridge and the Santa Cruz Mountains. This creek flows through the Valley's Guadalupe Watershed, which is owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. The creek flows in a generally northwesterly direction after rounding the Los Capitancillos Ridge and the town of New Almaden, in the southwest corner, before ambling along the Santa Teresa Hills on northeast side of the Almaden Valley. Its environment has some relatively undisturbed areas and considerable lengths of suburban residential character.

After looping the halfway mark, participants will be ushered to the finish line by the sounds of cheering friends and great music. The event also includes the Inaugural Run/Walk T-shirt, bag and lots of other cool goodie and post-race snacks and hydration. With great local sponsors like Silicon Valley’s very own Google and Noosa Yogurt, The Omega Foundation will be making this one of Silicon Valley’s top notch annual Run/Walk events. So what are you waiting for?

 

 

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Almaden Lake Park 5949 Winfield Boulevard San JoseCA  95120
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