ROSEMEAD - Don Bosco Technical Institute will host the first annual Yurak Memorial 5K Run/Walk at the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area in Irwindale this Saturday.In addition to the race, the event will feature a health expo, a kids-only race, and live entertainment. Proceeds will go toward the completion of Bosco Tech's new Yurak Athletic Center, the school's sports training facility and home of Bosco's nine competition sports teams as well as community exercise classes. It is named after Bill Yurak, the school's late coach and athletic director who re-introduced the school's football program after a 34-year hiatus. Race registration is $35 and includes racing fees, chip timing, commemorative T-shirt, finisher medal and goody bag. Online registration is available at boscotech.edu and same day, in-person registration is available at the check-in table. Check-in starts at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. The race is ideal for everyone, from competitive runners to those who simply want to enjoy a walk. The kids' 1K fun run begins at 10 a.m. The health festival runs from 9:30 to 11 a.m. The Santa Fe Dam is located at 15501 E. Arrow Highway in Irwindale. For more information on the race, call athletic director Chris Shockley at (626) 940-2101.
********** Published: February 9, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 43