Olympic Training Center to Host Fourth Annual Chula Vista Community 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 19

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The fourth annual Chula Vista Community 5K Fun Run/Walk is set for Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista (CVOTC). Held at one of the most inspirational locations in San Diego County, this family-friendly event offers participants a unique opportunity to run and walk through the scenic grounds that has hosted Olympic champions from across the country. Online registration is now open at http://www.chulavistaca.gov/goto/funrun. Register before May 14 to take advantage of early bird prices and to receive a free t-shirt.

Chula Vista Community Fun Run

Chula Vista Community Fun Run

Held at one of the most inspirational locations in San Diego County, this family-friendly event offers participants a unique opportunity to run and walk through the scenic grounds that has hosted Olympic champions.

The fourth annual Chula Vista Community 5K Fun Run/Walk is set for Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista (CVOTC). Held at one of the most inspirational locations in San Diego County, this family-friendly event offers participants a unique opportunity to run and walk through the scenic grounds that has hosted Olympic champions from across the country.

Online registration is now open at http://www.chulavistaca.gov/goto/funrun. Register before May 14 to take advantage of early bird prices and to receive a free t-shirt. Individual, family, team and corporate entries are available to runners and walkers of all levels.

The Chula Vista Community 5K Fun Run/Walk is open to all ages, including walkers, families, classrooms, community groups and corporate teams. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. A community expo and celebration with food, educational booths and music will follow the race.

Proceeds generated from race day will benefit the Friends of the Chula Vista Library, Friends of the Chula Vista Nature Center, Friends of Chula Vista Parks & Recreation and Friends of the Chula Vista Animal Care Facility. Proceeds from last year’s event helped teach more than 1,000 fourth graders how to swim, kept all of Chula Vista’s recreation centers open five days a week over the summer, and helped fund intersession camps during holiday breaks for kids in southwestern Chula Vista.

The CVOTC, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, Friends of Chula Vista Parks and Recreation and other sponsors have teamed up to benefit the event. Additional sponsorship and expo opportunities are available. Interested sponsors may contact Buck Martin, Expo & Sponsorship Coordinator, at 619-409-5966.

Race at-a-Glance:
Chula Vista Community 5K Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, May 19, 2012
U.S. Olympic Training Center - Chula Vista
2800 Olympic Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91915

Gates Open:    6:30 am
Race Start:    8:00 am

The Chula Vista Community 5K Fun Run/Walk is a race for runners and walkers of all levels to participate in a fun and engaging environment at the CVOTC. The course is a five-kilometer (3.1 mile) loop spread throughout the 155-acre CVOTC adjacent to Lower Otay Lake in San Diego County. Runners, walkers, dogs, families and strollers will weave through the multiple sport venues within the training facility.

Register online: http://www.chulavistaca.gov/goto/funrun

About the U.S. Olympic Training Center – Chula Vista
The CVOTC opened in June 1995, is the first USOC training center to be master-planned from the ground up and is dedicated to the development and performance of America's future Olympic athletes. The Center operates sport venues and support facilities for the Olympic sports of archery, BMX, canoe/kayak, field hockey, rowing, rugby, soccer, track and field, beach volleyball and various Paralympic and Pan American Sports.

About The City Of Chula Vista
The City of Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic and environmentally diverse zones in the United States. It is the second-largest City in San Diego County with a population of nearly 250,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 50 square miles of coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, and a variety of natural resources and quality infrastructure. Established neighborhoods, contemporary communities, start-up firms, corporations, nationally recognized entertainment venues, the nation’s only warm weather Olympic Training Center, an award winning nature center and a historic downtown all contribute to Chula Vista’s attraction for both families and businesses.

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