By JENNIFER CORONADO
The office of student engagement and retention at Palo Alto College will be hosting a 5K run and walk 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Oct. 20 at the Palomino Center.
Palo Alto created a group called PAC Fit to initiate talk about health among college, faculty and staff, Carmen Velasquez, director of student engagement and retention, said.
The race has 14 divisions, ranging from ages 14 and younger and in five year increments up to 75. All entrants older than 75 compete with one another.
The top three winners of each division will receive medals.
The deadline for early registration is Oct. 12. The entry fee is $15 for Palo Alto students and $20 for Alamo Colleges faculty, staff and students from other colleges with ID. The general public is $25.
Late registration is Oct. 13-19 and costs $25 for all participants. The registration fee increases to $30 for all on race day. All proceeds go to scholarships for Palo Alto students.
“We are trying to recognize the importance of staying fit,” Velasquez said. “We are not only trying to guide students on the educational level, but also on the health side.”
For more information, call Velasquez at 210-486-3130.