EL CENTRO — The Family Tree House of Imperial kicked off their first Annual Glow in the Park 5K Fun Run at Bucklin Park this past Friday in conjunction with Imperial Valley Challenge to “become the healthiest place in state and the country” by the IV Press.
The Family Tree House, founder and event organizer Rosie Nava explained they wanted to offer an all-inclusive activity for families and children of all ages, after noticing that most of the activities in the IV Challenge were mostly adult oriented.
“We believe it’s really important for the community to create events that include children and that family fitness starts early,” said Nava.
The Glow in the Park 5K Fun Run was a way to provide families with a cool activity in the evening during warming weather while finding a way to light up the park for the run.
The event was open to everyone, and anything with wheels, and they encouraged parents to participate with their children on everything from scooters, skateboards, strollers, or bikes.
Registration cost was fifteen dollars for adults, ten dollars for children age seven to seventeen years old, children age seven and under were free and included a bright green neon colored shirt with a set of bicycle led lights, and a glow stick.
The top 3 runners were awarded with family games and trophies.
1st Place – Morgan Gordon
2nd Place – Joel Madero
3rd Place – Priscilla Madero