The first annual "Race to the Moon and Back" 5K run/walk will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 9:00am at Lagoon Valley Park in Vacaville, California. The 5k walk/run was created in the memory of Ken Moon. Ken was an avid runner/hiker who loved running and hiking the trails of Lagoon Valley Park. Ken passed away on December 14, 2015, his 61st birthday, after a courageous 2 ½ year battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Proceeds from this race will go towards a memorial bench in the Park and Project Purple for awareness about Pancreatic Cancer and additional research to help find a cure.
The event showcases the beautiful scenic views of the park. The 5K (3.1 miles) run/walk will be chip timed and be run on 75% dirt and 25% asphalt bike trails. There is a short hill on your way out and back. The course will be specifically marked and will have course monitors along the route. There will be a water station at the half way point. There will be water, electrolytes, bagels and fruit at the end of the race. Event includes a custom event t-shirt if you register by June 1. While supplies last after.
If you cannot attend the 5k run/walk at Lagoon Valley Park in Vacaville on June 12th, there will also be an opportunity to donate to the cause by participating in a virtual run/walk on race day from where you live.
Help us keep Ken's dream alive to find a cure for Pancreatic Cancer. Please walk or run with us or simply donate to the cause.
Event details and schedule
Please sign up early as the registration fee will increase by $10.00 on May 1,2016.
Events: 5K Run/walk, *5K Virtual Run
*Can't attend the event but want to support this great event? Sign up for the virtual run, log your own miles and we'll send you an event t-shirt (if registered by June 1) and your race bib.
Packet Pick-Up: 7:00am-8:45am on race day.
Race Start: 9:00am
Awards: Prizes provided to the overall 5K male/female winner.
There is a $3.00 parking fee if you park inside of the park. Please arrive early to be able to pick up your bib, shirt and use the restrooms inside of the park.
Event is rain or shine. No refunds