When & Where
Location: West Creek Park, Valencia
Date/Time: Saturday, Sept. 30 @ 6PM
Fee: 5K (Run or Walk): $30 - Youth (under 18) | $40 - Adults
5K Run/Walk Starts: 7PM
Individual award medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place (for respective sex/age group), as well as a cross country style team competition. Only individuals registered as a "runner" will get a chip-timed result.
Fee: 10K (Run Only*): $35 - Youth (under 18) | $45 - Adults
10K Run Starts: 6PM (one hour before 5K)
Individual award medals for 1st place winners only (for respective sex/age group). No cross-country style team competition. All 10K participants will get a chip-timed result.
* 10K participants must register as "runner" and have a minimum pace of 10 min/mi.
An event you'll
Let's Face the Drug Problem in SCV
The nation is experiencing a drug addiction epidemic, and overdose is now the leading cause of accidental injury deaths, surpassing suicides and car accidents (source: NBC News). The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) reported that overdose deaths from opioids, including heroin and prescription opioids (e.g., oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone), have more than quadrupled since 1999.
Santa Clarita is not immune. We lost 11 lives to heroin overdose in 2015. And in a single 24-hour period this past April, overdose claimed the life of one person and sent seven people to the emergency room. (Source: The Signal)
Why "Be the Light"?
We're taking a stand against the devastation caused by youth substance abuse and other self-destructive behaviors by raising much-needed funds to support the work of A Light of Hope (ALOH) in our community. 100% of the profit from registration fees and all donations will benefit ALOH.
As the sun sets on Santa Clarita, we will turn our headlamps and flashlights on for our run/walk along the San Francisquito Creek Trail. Beams of light will create a visual show of community support and love. Young people in recovery—along with moms, dads, and siblings—will witness this powerful reminder that they are not alone.
"Where there is light there is hope"
About A Light of Hope
A Light of Hope Support Center, Inc. (ALOH) is a Santa Clarita-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing healing and freedom for youth 14-26 years of age. While there is emphasis on substance abuse and addiction, help is offered for a wide range of life challenges faced by teens and young adults (e.g., eating disorders, cutting, depression). ALOH offers support-group and counseling options to serve the needs of individuals and families.
ALOH strives to facilitate, inspire, and celebrate personal growth and spiritual development for families, youth, and young adults in recovery.