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Pacifica Resource Center Hopes to Raise Funds, Awareness at Coastal Run

The 5K run will be followed by a festival featuring live music.

A Pacifica nonprofit that provides year-round assistance to those in need is hosting a coastal run that organizers hope will raise money for their group and awareness of their services.

The 's Coastal 5K Family Fun Run & Festival will be held on Aug. 25.

The run starts at Ingrid B. Lacey Middle School at 9 a.m., with check-in and registration booths opening an hour earlier.

The PRC provides food and housing assistance to those in need and refers those needing to relocate to other agencies, Executive Director Anita Rees said.

The event is the brainchild board member Julie Stewart.

"(Stewart) thought that it was something that would be fun for the city and something that would be fun for us as an organization to do," Rees aid.

"It promotes health and it helps us raise awareness about the organization, and it helps us raise much needed funding."

The course traverses paved walking paths and dirt trails along the beach, passing the pier and circling around Sharp Park Golf Course before returning to Lacey.

A festival following the run will feature live music, face-painting, kids races, and local vendors. Sports and fitness vendors will also be on hand.

All participants will receive a free gift and refreshments and everyone 11-and-over will get a free t-shirt.

Registration is $25 before the event and $30 on the day of the event. Registration for children 11-17 is $10 and free for children 10 and younger.

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