Many runners look for races that support a cause. The Children for Children 5k debuted this year with a mission to get kids in the game.
What makes this race unique from others is its driven, adorable, 11 year old director Natasha Preece. Preece noticed that not all kids were able to participate in sports and activities because they were not as privileged. She wanted to make a difference; thus, the Children for Children 5k was born. It was a simply beautiful solution, children helping children.
With great views and a great cause, it is no wonder that 82 people registered to spend their Sunday cruising the trails of the venue for the race, Mission Gorge Trails Regional Park of San Diego, with friends and family. Another 24 people registered virtually. The race also came with some perks for the runners. Personalized Thank You cards and Participation Medals were given to every entrant. All of the race’s support and management was carried out by kids and young adults. Kids even raced themselves, with the winner of the race being 12 years old! These gifts paired with the smoothly ran and well orchestrated event left participants wondering why every race isn’t directed by 11 year olds.