Earthquakes to host Second Annual 5K/10K Challenge

Early Bird Registration is now open for Aug. 18 race at www.quakeschallenge.com

5K/10K Challenge 2012

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SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that the club will host its second annual Earthquakes 5K/10K Challenge, benefiting The Health Trust of Silicon Valley and the San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund, on Sunday, Aug. 18. More information and a registration link are available at www.quakeschallenge.com.

The 5K/10K Challenge begins at 8 a.m. with three options for runners of all ages. The club is offering an Early Bird Registration Special of $45 for the 10K, $30 for the 5K, and $20 for the Kids Fun Run (ages 12 and under). Prices will go up starting June 1 so fans are encouraged to sign up early. All participants receive a race t-shirt and access to a post-race celebration.

The event will feature a new course this year, taking participants from the Earthquakes’ current venue at Santa Clara University, past the construction at the site of the club’s new stadium on Coleman Ave. in San Jose and back to Buck Shaw Stadium.

The event is co-produced by Threshold Racing and Firstwave Events, the same companies that organize the San Jose Turkey Trot, Santa Cruz Half Marathon, and the San Jose Metro Triathlon.

The Health Trust is a nonprofit foundation that provides grants, services and advocacy to support its vision of Silicon Valley as the healthiest region in America. For more than 15 years the organization has been a catalyst in Silicon Valley for community partnerships that identify health issues and work together to find innovative solutions. The Health Trust’s key initiatives are Healthy Living, Healthy Communities and Healthy Aging. For more information, visit www.healthtrust.org.

The San Jose Earthquakes Community Fund was established in 2008 and focuses on raising awareness among local youth about the importance of healthy lifestyles and staying active. Additionally, the Community Fund has helped create a number of community programs to support the local Hispanic community. In 2012, the Earthquakes raised over $75,000 to benefit the community.

For more information about the San Jose Earthquakes 5K/10K Challenge, please contact Earthquakes community relations manager Alison High at ahigh@sjearthquakes.com.

What: Earthquakes 5K/10K Challenge
Where: Start at Earthquakes HQ and finish at Buck Shaw Stadium
When: Sunday, Aug. 18, 8 a.m.
Registration: www.quakeschallenge.com