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$28 for a 5K Run Benefiting Military Families ($60 Value)
The race takes place at Grossmont High School on Saturday, April 6, and check-in begins at 7 a.m. The first heat starts at 7:30 a.m., with additional heats beginning every 15 minutes after that. Registration includes a T-shirt, bottled water, and a commemorative race bag. There will be no race-day registration; all runners must register in advance online.
Community Salute to Heroes 5K Crossfit Race
Sponsored by the San Diego Army Advisory Council, the Community Salute to Heroes 5K Crossfit Race celebrates and benefits American do-gooders including first responders and military families. The race begins at Grossmont High School, with heats taking off from the starting line at 15-minute intervals. As runners navigate the 5K course, Army representatives will greet them at the end of each kilometer with optional CrossFit exercises. Because the CrossFit stations are optional and most people can’t read military time, runners will not be timed.
As the runners make their way toward the finish line, the festivities continue around them. The mayor of El Cajon will oversee proceedings as the master of ceremonies, and a two-star general will be on hand to swear in more than 100 future soldiers. Spectators can take in musical performances by the Heroes throughout the day, or send little ones to the Kiddy Corner for bounce-house sessions and other activities.