2017-06-23 / Community

Races at college stadium to benefit charities

The Ruben Castro Charities Community Run 5K and 1-mile fundraiser on Sat., July 8 has added legs to the namesake’s mission to serve the underserved.

Ruben Castro Charities seeks to end generational poverty through education.

First contact with anyone in need comes through the Grab and Go free groceries program at Moorpark College on Tuesday nights and the Career Education Center on Saturday mornings.

RCC also has a scholarship program for Moorpark High School graduating seniors.

For the races, the 5 kilometer runners will start at 8 a.m. at Moorpark College Raider Stadium, 7075 Campus Drive.

The 1-mile runners will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Runners are to arrive 30 minutes before their race begins.

Entry fees for the 5K are $35 for adults; $30 for young adult ages 12 to 17; and $25 for child ages 2 to 11.

Entry costs for the 1-mile are $30 adult and $25 for ages 2 to 17.

All registrations of any age for the 5K include entry to the 1-mile.

Runners can check in and pick up a swag bag from 5 to 8 p.m. Fri., July 7 at Nothin’ but Healthy restaurant at 252 E. Los Angeles Ave., Moorpark.

Runners can also check in the day of the run at the registration desk at Moorpark College Stadium.

To register, go online to 5k.rubencastrocharities.org.

Those who sign up before July 4 will receive a $5 discount by entering “SAVE5” in the promo box upon checkout.

For more information, call (805) 390-4781 or send an email to Lisandra Castro at lcastro@rubencastrocharities.org.

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