There is a run, jog, walk, and stroller push for everyone in the family at the Sixth Annual Tiny Smiles’ “tiny” Half Marathon, 10k, 5k Run/Walk, Kids Fun Run, and Health Expo, coming up Saturday, Feb. 10, 8 a.m., at the Galt Fairgrounds.
The fairgrounds are at Civic Drive and Chabolla Avenue.
This special event is designed to create awareness of Congenital Heart Defect and raise money for the care and support babies and their families need by benefitting Children’s Heart Foundation–California Chapter and tinySmiles.
This is a flat and fast course. The Half Marathon loop will take you through historical Galt, new developments, older and newer neighborhoods and past each of the high schools. The 5k and 10k courses will be a fast out-and-back loop (double loop for the 10K). There are multiple aid stations and bathrooms along the way. Walkers and running strollers are also encouraged to join in. The spectator-friendly finish area is at the Galt Fairgrounds, so your family and friends can cheer you on and hear your name as you cruise across the finish line. Free parking is available all around the start/finish area.
Overall half marathon male/female finishers, and masters (50-years and older) male/female finishers receive a custom etched glass trophy. Medals will be awarded to the top three males and females in each age division, 13 and under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+.
Participants will receive a custom tech shirt, finisher’s medal for the half marathon, goodie bag, race gels, sports drink, post-race food and entertainment. Chip timing will be provided by On Your Mark Events. After the race join in for some food, drinks and walk through the Health Expo, near the start/finish site. The Health Expo will also offer free health screenings and blood drive, as well as plenty of fun stuff for youngsters.
Entry Fees are: Half Marathon - $70, 5k/10k - $45. Virtual Runner - $40 (includes race T-shirt).
Children can sign up for the Kids Fun Run (The Tiny Tiny Half) (1.31 mile) on the day of the race.
To avoid the race-day crowds, there will be an early race-packet pickup on Friday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at The Littleton Center, 410 Civic Drive, in Galt.
Race-day registration and check in will open at 6 a.m., with the half marathon kicking off at 8 a.m., followed by the 5k and 10k events starting at 8:15 a.m. The Kids’ Fun Run will wind up the race events at 9 a.m. The Health Expo will run from 8 a.m. to noon.
To register, participants can download the Tiny Marathon’s application or register online at active.com. For additional information, contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7842.