Registration is now open to all runners, walkers and strollers looking for a colorful way to have fun and raise money for a local cause.
On Sunday, Oct. 6, the seventh annual Valpo Fun Run benefiting Peninsula Bridge will start at 8:30 a.m. with a warmup at Menlo School, 50 Valparaiso Ave. in Atherton, followed by a 5K-dash around local streets. The younger set (6 and under) may ride bikes and scooters with a helmet.
Registrants will receive T-shirts and race numbers, and have the option of being showered with nontoxic colors as they go by.
The event supports the summer academic enrichment program held for 420 low-income middle school students on the campuses of Menlo School, Sacred Heart, Woodside Priory, Castilleja, St. Matthew's and Crystal Springs.
Go to active.com and search Valpo Fun Run 2019 to register. Prices will increase on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Right now they range from free for Peninsula Bridge families, teachers and their families at the six independent participating schools; to $25 for an individual, $60 for a family of three, $80 for a family of four or five, and $95 for six or more family members.
Online registration will close on Oct. 3. Anyone signing up at the race is not guaranteed a T-shirt.
Prizes will be awarded in different age categories and for best costume/most spirit.
The lead sponsor of the event is Cardinal Education, educational consultants based in Woodside and Burlingame.