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Valentine Run/Walk Returns to the Streets of Sacramento
19th Annual Race for Justice Supports Legal Aid for Vulnerable Households
By: Legal Services of Northern California
This family-friendly event starts with the Kids Fun Run, followed by the featured events: a 4-mile timed and 1.8-mile untimed race in picturesque Arden Park. The race attracts the area's elite runners as well as families and participants of all ages and abilities. Known as one of the region's most accessible races, the event is wheelchair and stroller friendly, and even hailed as one of California's top dog-friendly races. Child care with bounce houses and fun activities is available for a nominal fee. After the main race, participants are treated to breakfast snacks, entertainment, and a festive award ceremony.
In addition to the awards presented to the fastest male/female runners from the various age groups, the race also awards non-binary, gender inclusive race medals. Special plaques will also be given for the fastest attorneys and the coveted "best dressed" awards for racers (and their dogs) wearing Valentine themed costumes.
"We are excited to be back on the race course and to invite everyone to our 19th annual Valentine Run/Walk," said LSNC Executive Director Gary F. Smith. "The on-going economic and social impacts of the pandemic fall hardest upon the most vulnerable of our neighbors. Your support helps us provide needy individuals, families, and communities with critical civil legal services in the areas of housing, health, income support, and civil rights."
The Valentine Run/Walk promotes community health and fitness and is proud be a part of the Buzz Oates RunSac Series. To encourage fitness for the whole family, LSNC offers discounted family-pack pricing. Participants can also opt to register their canine friends for a commemorative doggie bib and race gear. Registration and cost information is available at the race website: www.valentine.run.
Legal Services of Northern California offers civil legal aid to thousands of low income and vulnerable individuals and families with legal issues that include housing preservation, health care access, public benefits, consumer protections, and civil rights. In 2020, LSNC assisted more than 10,000 cases in its 23 county service area. LSNC is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and program of the Legal Services Corporation. For more information about LSNC and/or legal resources, please visit its website at www.lsnc.net.
Nanette Aubut, Development Director
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