The Santa Maria Valley YMCA and Run Walk Events Inc. will host a walk, run event Saturday at the Y as part of their Santa Maria Fitness Series, aimed at encouraging and raising awareness to fight inactivity in youth.
The opening ceremony is slated to kick off at 8:15 a.m. Participants are required to arrive to the event by 8 a.m.
The Kids Dash will be the first race of the day from 8:45 to 9 a.m., followed by the 5K race at 9 a.m. The third and final race of the day will be the 10K at 9:30 a.m.
There will be a free after-race party from 10 a.m. to noon.
Eligible participants wishing to join the Kids Run must be a minimum of 3 years old, according to event organizers. For participants interested in entering the 5K and 10K, the minimum age is 7.
Registration cost for the Kids Dash is $3; the 5K is $23;and the 10K is $29 through Friday.
Forty percent of the race proceeds will go to support the Santa Maria Valley YMCA kids fitness program.
To register, visit www.runwalkfitness.org/santa-maria
The Santa Maria Valley YMCA is located at 3400 Skyway Drive.