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Third Annual Mission City Run Approaching Quickly

Having raised over $100,000 over two years, the third annual Mission City Run is swiftly approaching.

On Sunday, May 1, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara presents the third annual event, held at California’s Great America.

This year’s event includes a 3.1/6.2 mile run and a 1-mile walk winding through the dazzling ambiance of California’s Great America, creating a pleasuring backdrop for the annual event.


Running and walking on paths — weaving and swirling in and around the popular theme park, participants enjoy the scenic park without the usual roar of roller coasters, all while raising much-needed funds for the Mission City Community Fund.

Event proceeds will be used for grants. MCCF has granted over $1 million in the last five years to non-profit organizations serving Santa Clara.

Registration through April 30 is $45 for adults, $25 for children (under 12), $110 for family package (two adults, two children) and children under two are free.

Day of race, registration is $50 for adults and $30 for children (12 and under).

All runners will receive the following with their registration fee: a complimentary pass to California’s Great America, valid on race day only, race shirt, finisher medal and raffle entry for prizes

According to race organizer Kevin Armstrong, this year’s event is “shaping up to be bigger and even better than last year as we have added a 10K course and are taking the race out of the parking lot and out onto Tasman Ave. and onto the San Tomas Aquino Creek Trail. Even more exciting is our race timing on the 5K and 10K courses being provided by ‘A Change of Pace Foundation’ who will be utilizing their new bib based and disposable timing chips.”

For more information on the event, visit

About Mission City Community Fund

MCCF was formed over two decades ago by a group of concerned Santa Clara citizens in response to shrinking Federal financial support for much-needed community programs in the City.

MCCF’s objective is “enriching the quality of life in the City of Santa Clara.” Over the years, MCCF has supported hundreds of nonprofit organizations, enabling them to expand and enhance their services to the residents of Santa Clara.

MCCF is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 tax-exempt non-profit. Because they have no paid staff, all the money MCCF raises goes directly to the organizations they support.

Donations can be made to MCCF by mailing a check to Mission City Community Fund, P.O. Box 587, Santa Clara, CA 95052-0587, or can be made Online via PayPal at


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