is encouraging the public to dust off their sneakers and get ready for this year's Run to the Lake to be held July 8. Registration for the event is now underway.
According to the medical center, the race benefits the hospital's regional trauma center. "The event itself provides something for everyone; a flat and fast paved 5K run/walk and a beautiful 10K course that winds along the rolling west trail of Lake Chabot," says organizers.
Nostalgia this year as old hospital closes and new facility opens
This will be the last time the race is run before the hospital moves out of the Castro Valley campus it has occupied since 1954 and into its nearby new facility later this year. It also marks the celebration of 25 years of service for the hospital's trauma center.
Race includes events for all ages and a health expo for the public
The race begins at 8 a.m. and includes a 5k/10k walk, run and kids dash. there will also be a free health expo at the event. The health expo runs from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.
According to the hospital, "The Health Expo is open to the entire community, runners and non-runners alike. This festive event offers free health information, health screenings, free expired medication/mercury thermometer drop off, music, free goodies and refreshments. There’s a little something for everyone, so don’t miss out! New this year - $5 photo booth with 100% of proceeds benefiting trauma prevention education programs."
Courses designed for all participant skill levels
"Both race courses", says the hospital, "run from Eden Medical Center to Lake Chabot and back. The 5K course is mostly flat and fast on paved surfaces. The 10K course winds along the rolling west trail of beautiful Lake Chabot, with paved and trail surfaces." You can see the race course map here.
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. there will be a non-competitive 50 to 100 yard dash for children ages 3 through 8 dash. According to the hospital, every child will be a winner and each participant will receive a t-shirt, finisher ribbon, and goody bag.
Special awards will go to public safety and first responder runners
In appreciation and recognition of all public safety and first responders who protect the community, Eden Medical Center says it is awarding customized medals to the top 3 men and top 3 women finishers in a special Public Safety/First Responder Division, in both the 5K & 10K races.
Registration deadlines, fees and additional information about the event
To find out more details of the race, registration deadlines and fees, you can go here.
The medical center is located at 20103 Lake Chabot Rd., Castro Valley.