This Saturday, August 6, take part in the “Emerge 5K Country Redneck Run” at Almaden Lake. The run is for adults and children alike, with a special starting time for the more serious timed runners. Registration opens at 8:30am. Country line dancing warm-ups begin at 9am and the race starts at 9:30am. The event will conclude with a closing ceremony, featuring a prize for best costume as well as running awards. Emerge 5K is presented by Journey for Jessica in partnership with The International Brain Research Foundation. For more information, visit emergejfj.com.
There’s excitement in the air and hundreds of Almaden residents are gearing up for the valley’s much-anticipated annual event, Run Turkey Run! This family fun run is hosted every year on Thanksgiving Day by the Bret Harte Middle School, San Jose. This year too, hundreds of families are gearing up to run the 10K and the 5K in aid of the Broncos on November 26, 2015.
At 8.30 am, Almaden parents and children of all ages will be gathering at Leland High School, 6677 Camden Avenue, for this exhilarating event. Both the 5k and 10k courses will be run on the paved Los Alamitos Creek Trail and the Open Space area and participants will circle back to Leland High.
The event is also a fundraiser for the Bret Harte Booster Club, which supports various academic, athletic and social programs for all of its students. So, go on and run. Join in the fun.
This year the Almaden Super Lions will host a Blanket Drive to collect new and gently used clean blankets for the less fortunate in the South San Jose community.
In the last three years, the organization has collected more than 2,500 blankets for Sacred Heart. The drive will take place on November 11, 2012 from 10am to 2pm. Blankets can be dropped off at the locations listed below.
GIST (Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors) is a form of cancer that has no cure and affects thousands of Americans every year. The Walk for a Cure was started by a GIST patient in New York 12 years ago. On Sunday, October 21st from 10:30am to 2pm, residents of San Jose will have the opportunity to raise money for research, generate awareness and provide support for GIST patients and their caregivers.
Almaden Cares is hosting a patio party fundraiser that will feature the Rockin’ Blues Express, raffle, and silent auction. All proceeds will benefit the organization’s safe and non-distracted driving awareness programs for Almaden Valley teens.
The event is at Britannia Arms Almaden on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 12-4pm. Everyone in Almaden is invited. Read more about this event at Mercury News.