Run for a ‘Healthier Pomona’ returns to downtown this October

By LISET MÁRQUEZ | lmarquez@scng.com | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
PUBLISHED: August 24, 2018 at 3:16 pm | UPDATED: August 24, 2018 at 3:17 pm

Runners will once again converge onto the streets of Downtown Pomona this October.

Registration is now available for the second annual Pomona 5k/Walk for a Healthier Pomona, which will be held 8 a.m., Oct. 20 at Shaun Diamond Plaza.

Last year’s inaugural event drew more than 700 participants and organizers are hoping to exceed that figure. The event is meant to encourage residents to be physically active and, along the way, get to know other city residents and possibly become involved in other Pomona community activities.
It is being co-organized by the Pomona Valley Runners — formerly known as We Run Pomona — and Day One, a nonprofit that works on public health education, intervention and policy development.
Organizers are also looking for volunteers to help setup the day before the run as well as Saturday morninng.
Registration for the 5k is $40. To register or volunteer, visit www.pomona5k.com/

 Runners and walkers warm up before Pomona’s first We Run Pomona 5K Run/Walk at the Shaun Diamond Plaza at Second and Thomas streets in downtown on Saturday, Oct. 21. The run is meant to serve as a community building event, bringing people together in taking part in healthy and physical activity. Photo by James Carbone, Contributing Photographer)

Runners and walkers warm up before Pomona’s first We Run Pomona 5K Run/Walk at the Shaun Diamond Plaza at Second and Thomas streets in downtown on Saturday, Oct. 21. The run is meant to serve as a community building event, bringing people together in taking part in healthy and physical activity. Photo by James Carbone, Contributing Photographer)