Summer Solstice Celebration — a 5K event to kick off summer in Ramona
By Julie Njaa
Everyone loves summer. It is the time filled with trips to the beach, sunny skies, and lazy days. The summer solstice begins when the sun reaches the farthest point north of the equator, usually between June 20 and 22.
What better way to kick off summer than with a little family fun? Ramona Futbol Club, along with Arch Health Partners, will be hosting a community fun 5K event to benefit Ramona youth soccer program on Saturday, June 22, in celebration of summer.
Register the whole family (up to five) for $60, age 13 and up for $25, ages 6-12 for $15, and under 6 free. Register by June 8 and receive a free event T-shirt.
Silly summer outfits are encouraged for this event. So, put on a sundress, wear a crazy Hawaiian shirt and Bermuda shorts, and lace up those flip flops.
For more information and registration, visit www.RamonaFC.com. You can register online, mail in a registration form, or register in person at Marketing Worx, 850 Main St., during business hours.
Early check-in will be available on Friday, June 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Marketing Worx. Day of event check-in is 7 a.m. at Olive Peirce Middle School, 1521 Hanson Lane. All participants must sign county waiver before the race. Please, no dogs allowed on the school site.
The 5K fun run/walk will begin at 8 a.m., medals will be awarded to the first, second, and 3rd place men and women finishers. The 1 mile Tot Trot will begin on the OPMS track starting at 9 a.m.
Immediately following the 5K run/walk, the community is welcome to join the participants on the back fields at OPMS to enjoy vendor booths, silent auction items, and music.
There is no cost for vendors to set up booths at the event. Any vendors interested in having a booth may go online to www.RamonaFC.com and submit the registration form for approval.
Any questions for this event can be directed to Julie Njaa at email@example.com.
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