SACRAMENTO – You’ve seen their trucks. Here’s the chance to help fill it up. Sacramento’s Fleet Feet Sports is teaming up with The Salvation Army this week for a good cause. Fleet Feet Sports will host the Eighth Annual Holiday Classic 5K race on Sunday, December 15 to benefit The Salvation Army Toy Drive. Registration takes place at 8:00 a.m. and the race is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. at Sutter’s Landing Park, located at 20 28th Street (28th & A streets, North of railroad tracks).
Since the race is short, it’s usually over within 40 minutes. Finishers are greeted with a steamy cup of coffee or hot chocolate from the Salvation Army’s onsite cantina. This is a fun run so there are no winners or losers. The run will take place rain or shine. It will probably be cold, but running with hundreds of people warms you up. Plus, everyone will be in winter running clothes some complete with Santa hats and red and green holiday attire.
Registration takes place onsite at the race. There is no fee, but organizers ask that participants simply bring an unwrapped toy for the Salvation Army toy drive.
The 5K course and Kids’ 3/4 mile are both out and back on road and packed gravel along the American River. This event is not officially timed, however, there will be a timing clock at the finish for those who wish to record their own times.
There is plenty of free parking. For more information, call Fleet Feet Event Management at (916) 441-1751 or visit www.fleetfeetsacramento.com