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8280 Longleaf Drive
Elk Grove, California
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The Caring For Kids Run/Walk is a 5K race event and Kids Fun Run, organized by xHope Inc, an Elk Grove based non-profit. xHope’s specific focus is to shine a light on community groups that focus on “at-risk” youth, foster care and adoptive services within Elk Grove and the Greater Sacramento region. Our event is designed to raise monies and awareness for xHope and our network of partner organizations that provide needed resources, programs and support for children throughout our community and abroad.

The Caring for Kids Run/Walk will encompass categories to accommodate all levels of runners and walkers, including a Kid’s Fun Run. The event will be staged and timed to allow more serious runners to achieve new PR’s. We hope you can join us and make 2018 our best year yet!  

Event Start Location
Cosumnes Oaks High School - 8350 Lotz Parkway, Elk Grove, CA 95757

Course Description
5K and the Kids’ 1/4 Mile Fun Run – 100% of the NEW course is paved road.

We are still working with the city to get final approval on a course. We’ll post it to the website and social media as soon as we can. Check back soon!

Caring For Kids Run & Walk is excited to offer our participants the opportunity to win amazing prizes. We will be awarding these prizes to our age group winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd medals gender/age) and via our raffle which includes all our participants. No need to enter to win, your bib number is your registration number. We will be drawing numbers following the completion of our 5k and Kids Fun Run. Every Participant has an equal chance of winning. Be sure to check the prize table at the end of the run for winners.

Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet Pick-Up on Friday, August 24 from 3:00pm-7:00pm at:

Dick’s Sporting Goods – 8217 Laguna Blvd, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Timing / Results
Synergy Timing - results will be posted/announced at the event and posted on the website after

Post Race Activities
food, music, vendors, kids activities

Rain or Shine

ALL traffic must enter from Big Horn Blvd as other routes will be closed to traffic after 7:00am.

From I-5…Exit Elk Grove Blvd, head east. Right on Big Horn Blvd and left on Lotz Parkway.

From Hwy 99…Exit Elk Grove Blvd, turn right (west). Left on Big Horn Blvd and left on Lotz Parkway.

If arriving late, you must enter from Whitelock Parkway through the Elizabeth Pinkerton Middle School entrance.

Parking will be available at Cosumnes Oaks High School.

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