Welcome to the Tenth Annual PQ5K Fun Run and Walk
Join us to kick off the Annual Fiesta de los Penasquitos and celebrate the many good things we enjoy in our community. There are no entry fees for this outstanding event and nothing to buy. Just come out and have fun doing an unofficial 5K followed by breakfast hosted by the Penasquitos Town Council and the Penasquitos California Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Runners and walkers, young or old, are all welcome!
The starting line will be at the LDS chapel on Black Mountain Road (12835 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92129). We will be running or walking to the finish line at the LDS chapel on Camino Del Sur (14191 Camino Del Sur, San Diego, CA 92129) in Rancho Penasquitos.
The run will be followed by breakfast in the outdoor pavilion, including pancakes, bacon and fresh squeezed orange juice.
The San Diego Fire Department is planning to be at the finish line again this year with a fire truck for the kids to see up close. They will be there at approximately 8:45 a.m. unless they are called into duty.
Snacks for Needy Students – Give to our local schools
This year our PQ5K community service project is to collect snack items for Penasquitos students in need. These have been requested by our local PQ school services staff, health attendants, counselors, and principals who keep snack items in their offices to give to students who need them and can’t afford them. They are in need of healthy, non perishable, and individually wrapped snack items. Examples would include protein bars, trail mix, granola bars, Nutri Grain type bars (fruit filled), cheese crackers, cereal/breakfast bars, apple sauce in squeeze packets, fruit snacks, pretzels, etc.
We will have drop boxes at the start and finish lines of the PQ5K where you can make a voluntary in-kind donation. Gift cards, especially to “big box stores” would also be greatly appreciated and will be collected the day of the race at both the starting and finish lines for those who wish to donate. It is widely known through state-wide statistics that well nourished students perform better, test higher and achieve more. Let’s give the kids in our community all the edge we can through this small act of kindness.
The PQ5K Community Fun Run and Walk is on Saturday, May 6, 2017 starting at 7:30 a.m. Onsite registration and bib pickup opens at 6:30 a.m. at the starting line at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 12835 Black Mountain Road, San Diego, CA 92129.
- Breakfast starts at 8:00 a.m. at the finish line at the LDS chapel at 14191 Camino Del Sur, San Diego, CA 92129.
- Parking and Transportation: Participants are responsible for their own transportation. Limited parking is available at the finish line and participants are encouraged to carpool or use the parking at the starting area. Courtesy shuttles will be available from the finish line to the starting line from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. This will provide a convenient option to get back to the starting line either before or after the event if you do not have other transportation options. Child and infant car seats are not available. If the parking lot fills up at the finish line, drivers will be asked to drop off passengers, park at the starting line and take advantage of the shuttles as needed.
- The course is mostly downhill (with some steep uphill at the end).
- The course length is approximately 3.1 miles (or 5k for you experienced runners and walkers).