Join Peppermint Ridge this September, Saturday the 15th at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Riverside, CA, as we create awareness and make a difference in the lives of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This year, we are excited to announce the "Charity Challenge!"
The Charity Challenge is a local, 3-race series, which benefits three local charities: Peppermint Ridge, Riley's Run, and The Mary Kay Foundation! Upon completing the 3rd and final race you will receive an extra special Charity Challenge medal!
Leg One: Riley's Run took place on Saturday, February 17th at the Hidden Valley Wildlife Area. This 5k and 10k run helps support Riley, a 15-year-old girl in our community, and Aortic Health through The John Ritter Foundation.
Leg Two: The Mary Kay 5k/10k: Sunday, April 22nd
The Mary Kay 5k/10k is the second race of the series and takes place on Sunday, April 22nd at the Eastvale Community Park. Choose either the 5k or 10k to support the end of Domestic Violence and Women's Cancers.
For more information or to register, visit mk5k.com
Final Leg: Run The River For The Ridge: Saturday, September 15th
"Run the River for The Ridge" is the final race of the "Charity Challenge." To complete the challenge, runners are able to choose between the 5K and Half Marathon.
Run the River for the Ridge is an annual 1K, 5K and Half Marathon in which Peppermint Ridge comes together with local business and the community for a morning filled with love, happiness, and fitness!
Participants run along a paved path by the Santa Ana River. This run is a low to medium difficulty level, perfect for first timers!
Top male and female half marathon finishers receive a special gift. Top three men and top three females will receive placement medals. Participants will receive an event medal upon completing the run. All participants receive a Sport-Tek shirt.
The timed 5K overall male and female finishers receive a special gift. Top three runners in each age division receive a placement medal. Participants will receive an event medal upon completing the run. All participants receive a Sport-Tek shirt.
All 1k participants receive a Love Run medal upon completing the run.
To register, participants can go to www.ridgeloverun.org, www.peppermintridge.org or visit our office at 825 Magnolia Ave. Corona, CA.
Prices for each race are as follows:
Kids 12 and Under - $30
Adults and kids over 12 - $60
Kids 12 and Under - $25
Adults and kids over 12 - $40
Kids 12 and under - $5
Adults and kids over 12 - $10
If you register before August 31st and use the code Earlybird you will receive $5.00 off your price.
All prices increase $5.00 if you register the day of the event.
Peppermint Ridge provides residential and support services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Twenty-five residents have no family in their lives. We want every resident to feel important and know that they are loved. The purpose of the Run is to bring awareness and raise funds to support our mission in providing a community of loving homes and empowering support services for our residents.
For more information contact:
Communications and Marketing Specialist
Office: (951) 273-7320 ext. 305
Cell: (951) 833-0691
ABOUT PEPPERMINT RIDGE: Founded in 1959, Peppermint Ridge is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide loving homes and empowering support services for individuals with developmental disabilities, gently guiding these special people toward greater independence and fuller community participation.