Registration Open for Marsh Madness Walk/Run at Palo Alto Baylands, Saturday, October 27

Sixth Annual 5K/10K & Half Marathon Co-Sponsored by Palo Alto Family YMCA and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Benefits Youth Health Programs
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Sept. 18, 2012 - PRLog -- Palo Alto, CA - September 18, 2012 – Registration for the 6th Annual Marsh Madness 5K/10K & Half Marathon is now open for all ages at The event, held at Palo Alto Baylands on Saturday, October 27, 2012, is co-sponsored by the Palo Alto Family YMCA and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. 100% of funds raised go to enhance, advance, and provide access to programs that help local youth and teens be healthy.  Marsh Madness is part of the Palo Alto Grand Prix Series and is a professionally timed event on a USA Track and Field certified course.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with the Half Marathon, followed at 9 a.m. by the 10K, then 9:20 a.m. for the 5K Run. The 5K Walk steps off at 9:25 a.m. After the event, participants and the community are invited to the post-race expo with vendors, live music from dance/party band Hella Good, and a food/beer garden hosted by Strike Brewing Company. An awards ceremony will follow for top winners.

YMCA members receive a $5 discount on the entry fees below. Early Bird registration, a savings of $5 per entry, continues through September 27.
5k Walk/Run Under 19: $15
5k Walk/Run Over age 19: $35
10k Walk/Run Under 19: $15
10k Walk/Run Over age 19: $40
Half Marathon Under 19: $15
Half Marathon Over age 19: $45

“We are so excited to enter our sixth year of bringing Marsh Madness to the community, and proving that it is a viable fitness event,” said Nettie Azoulay, senior program director of healthy lifestyles at the Y. “We are thrilled and grateful to all of our partners and sponsors who understand the significance of this fundraising event, as it allows us to raise money and awareness for growing youth health challenges, one of the biggest issues being childhood obesity.”

Sponsorships are still available. For details contact Nettie Azoulay at

To register for Marsh Madness, visit

About the Y:
The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,700 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence to both promise and deliver lasting personal and social change. Information about the YMCA of Silicon Valley can be found at

About Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital:
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is an internationally recognized 311-bed hospital, research center and leading regional medical network providing a full complement of services for the health of children and expectant mothers. In partnership with the Stanford University School of Medicine, our world-class doctors and nurses deliver innovative, family-centered care in every pediatric and obstetric specialty, tailored to every patient. Packard Children’s is annually ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and is the only Northern California children’s hospital with specialty programs ranked in the U.S. News Top 10. Learn more about us at and our continuing growth at Like us on Facebook, watch us on YouTube and follow us on Twitter.

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