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16th Annual Race for the Arts 5k & Fun Runs and FREE Art Festival August 23

Aug 07, 2014 08:26AM ● By Brenna McGowan

Grab your running shoes, friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors and take part in the 16th annual Race for the Arts in shady William Land Park on August 23. Race is for the serious runners (5k timed by B-tag) - and the not-so-serious who just want to have fun. Register and receive a T-shirt, refreshments provided by Applebee's and Socks by Trumpette. Prices to participate vary on age and date of registration.  Check for updates.

Come out for the Race and stay for the Arts Festival, with music, entertainment, 40 + interactive booths, food, fun and folly. Visit Clear Channel's booth and see the Monterey Bay Aquarium octopus puppet display, along with a large mural that kids can  help paint on-site.  Some of the entertainment includes performances by:  Voices of California (a 50-man acapella chorus), Woodcreek High School's Dance Team, the Dunvegan Pipe Band, West Campus High School Band, the Virginia Lights Band, Sacramento Theatre Company, Sacramento Guitar Society and lots more.  

Try your hand at the Instrumental Discovery Zone, make a hat, get your face painted, learn some new dance steps, experiment at any of the hands-on activity booths, visit Sacramento County Library Bookmobile,  check out the booths with art for sale, or grab a bite at two of Sacramento's favorite food trucks─the farm-to-fork focused Sacratomato, and Ciao Chow Asian-Italian fusion cuisine.  Sit and enjoy the non-stop entertainment on the amphitheater stage. 

Race for the Arts is more than a run, it's an experience.  It's also a great way to help your favorite California non-profit visual, performing, cultural, literary arts organizations and school music, drama and literary art programs.  They receive 100% of pledges designated to them. You pick where you want your pledges to go. Over the past 15 years, 212 arts and schools have benefited from the Race.  Pledges are not a requirement of the race.     

Event: Annual Race for the Arts 5k & Fun Runs

When: Saturday, August 23

Time:  7 a.m. Registration (or register at, 8:30 a.m. 5k Run/Walk, 9:30 a.m. Kids Fun Runs

Where: William Land Park, Sacramento (next to Fairytale Town)

Cost: $15 - $32 (cost varies depending on age and date of entry)  A 20% discount                          for groups of 10 or more. Registration includes event T-shirt, refreshments, and socks by Trumpette. Free Art Festival!


Post information and picture courtesy of Race for the Arts.