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Events & Announcements - Monterey County

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Bradley Bulldog Run
CLINICS for JUST RUN teachers and leaders
Goal & Recommended Races - Monterey County
JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K Fact Sheet for Schools

Salinas Valley Track Club - competitive running
Summer at Santa Catalina School
Summer Madness in Seaside
Tri California Junior Racing Team Meetings
Ventana Wilderness Society Summer Programs
YMCA Day Camp in the Summer


Bradley school in South Monterey County hosts an annual Bradley Bulldog Run during the month of March each year. There is a 5K run/walk and a 10K. This is a great rural small town run.

Information:  Bradley School 805.472.2310
 CLINICS for JUST RUN teachers and leaders

Schools and youth organizations may request informational clinics to introduce the program to potential leaders and to show how to use the website, how to implement the program, and to answer questions.  Staff and Parent Teacher Association meetings are excellent venues for presentations.

Additionally, if a school is interested in adopting JUST RUN, an introductory assembly for the students can be arranged.

CSUMB has several summer Otter sports camps. Call 831-582-3015 or look at athletics@csumb.edu for more information.

Boys Soccer
Girls Soccer
Water Polo


By the Bay 3K race series

The 3K fun runs take begin and end at Lovers Point Park in Pacific Grove, CA and are run next to the Pacific Grove shoreline.  Click HERE for more event information


January (see website for exact date)
1 Mile Fun Run (ages 13 and younger) or 5K Run/Walk.  Benefits the Soledad Pool locker room renovation.
Together with Love 1K & 5K  
February (usually the Sunday before Valentine's Day)             
Together With Love

Race begins and ends at Lover's Point in Pacific Grove.  Proceeds benefit the Monterey Rape Crisis Center

Castroville Artichoke Festival
May (visit website for exact date)
Castroville Artichoke Festival
1 mile kid's fun run
Heart and Sole
May (visit website for exact date) 

Race begins and ends at the Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital.  Events include a 5K, 1 mile, 1/2 mile and toddler trot.  Proceeds benefit the Children's Miracle Network.  For more info visit www.svmh.com

Spreckels 1 Mile
July 4th

Race is held in downtown Spreckels.  A parade and family picnic follow the racing events

By the Bay 3K Fact Sheet for Schools

This information will tell you about school awards for participation in the JUST RUN! Just Kids 3K in April.

Monterey County school children are invited to participate in the Schools' Competition which is an opportunity to raise money for their school.  There will be a maximum of $9,000 awarded in total prize money.  The amount of the grant is dependent upon whether or not the school participates in the JUST RUN® program.  Prizes are awarded FIVE DEEP in four categories:
Highest percentage of enrollment for schools of 250 or more
Highest percentage of enrollment for schools of less than 250
Highest number of participants for schools of 250 or more
Highest number of participants for schools of less than 250

Prize money for JUST RUN Schools:

1st Place $900
2nd Place $600
3rd Place $350
4th Place $250
5th Place $150

Prize money for non-JUST RUN Schools:
1st Place $700
2nd Place $450
3rd Place $250
4th Place $150
5th Place $ 75

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KIDSLIFE Fitness Centers are located at 22754 Portola Drive in the Toro Center between Monterey and Salinas.  Call 831-710-2770 for information or email martina@kidslifefoundation.com

KIDSLIFE Fitness Centers provide fee-based exercise for kids and their parents including cardio, exercise machines, strength training, and nutrition programs as well. Kids can be ages 6 and up and parents and their children can exercise at the same time together with exercise and nutrition programs.

 Salinas Valley Track Club - competitive running
Fay Wenger is coach of the Salinas Valley Track Club and has many years of experience coaching competitive junior track athletes.

The Salinas Valley Track Club usually meets at Hartnell College for practice and competes in United States Track and Field Association national Junior competition.

If a child wants to run track competitively and get faster you can find out more by calling Coach Fay at 831-596-1332.
 Summer at Santa Catalina School
Half day and full day options of programs at Santa Catalina School in Monterey. Call 655-9386 or see summercamp@santacatalina.org for more information

Programs on musical theater, marine biology, golf, theatre tech, and more. 5 week, 3 week, and 2 week sessions. June and July
 Summer Madness in Seaside
The Seaside Oldemeyer Center has many Summer programs starting early June. Each week's program in different. Call 899-6805 for information.

The Seaside Soper Community Center also has many Summer programs. Call 899-6800 for information.
 Tri California Junior Racing Team Meetings
If you are interested in this Junior Triathlon Team, contact Sharon Osgood at tballntricoach@aol.com for more information on Junior Triathlon Training throughout the year or call 831.659.5639.
 Ventana Wilderness Society Summer Programs
The Ventana Wilderness Society has many Summer programs starting June 13th. Call 831-455-9514. These are typically one week long programs for children 8 to 12.
 YMCA Day Camp in the Summer

YMCA day camps available in the Summer. Call 831.373.4167 (Monterey), 831.758.3811 (Salinas) or 831.678.1239 (South County) for information. Camps start early June.