Cinco de Mayo 5K Fun Run for Sight set for Saturday in Rialto

Stretch those legs and lace up the running shoes, a “Cinco de Mayo Celebration; 5K Fun Run/Walk for Sight” is planned for Saturday in Rialto.

Hosted by the Rialto Lions Breakfast Club, the inaugural 5K fundraiser kicks off at 9 a.m. at the Rialto Civic Center, 150 S. Palm Avenue.

Proceeds from the event support the Club’s efforts in continuing to provide assistance for the blind and those in need of vision care.

Registrants for the 5K will receive a one-of-a-kind race T-shirt, a big sombrero to run in and a $1 off discount ticket to the Lions Club food trailer available after the event.

Following the run Saturday will also be a vendor fair hosted by Rialto’s Recreation and Community Services department from noon to 3 p.m.

Festivities at the fair will include merchandise and information booths, live entertainment, a DJ and will feature ballet folklorico dancers from Garcia Elementary as well as a group of Aztec dancers.

While Saturday’s event is aimed at bringing families and the community together, it also serves as an opportunity for the club to be creative in their efforts of spreading the word for their cause.

“Since some fundraisers are lacking in the city, we had to come up with something different to raise money for the club,” said the event’s coordinator, Mike Jones. “We wanted something fun and something different. I think this is definitely filling those categories.”

Early registration for the Run/Walk for Sight is $35 and available through May 2 at www.racewire.com or www.active.com. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. at Rialto Civic Center is $40. Registration for children age 10 and under is $5.

The vendor fair is open to the community.

For more information call 909-877-9706.

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