Garden Grove

Dress up and run fast for Stomp 5K

COSTUMES for the Strawberry Stomp have a berry cute theme.

You can put your best foot forward during the annual Strawberry Stomp 5K on Saturday, May 25, 2019. The 5K walk/run begins at 8 a.m., on Main Street in downtown Garden Grove. To register, visit strawberrystomp.org.

Participants are encouraged to dress in their best strawberry attire to be entered in the “Stellar Strawberry” costume contest. First place and second place winners will receive prizes of a one-year, premium membership to Chuze Fitness, or a one-year, full-peak membership to Crunch Fitness.

All participants will receive an exclusive Strawberry Stomp 5K T-shirt, strawberry finisher medal, and free access to race photos. Medals for the top three finishers in division categories, both male and female, will be awarded during the end-of-race medal ceremony.

The USA Track and Field certified course will take race participants on a scenic 3.1-mile tour through the heart of Garden Grove, before looping back to Main Street. The route is similar to the annual Strawberry Festival Parade, which begins right after the Strawberry Stomp 5K, at 10 a.m., on 9th and Chapman Streets.

Registration is $45. Large groups of 20 or more can register at a special rate of $30 per participant. Groups of less than 20 can use a discount code, STOMP5, for $5 off registration. Groups must register with Shawna McDonough, race director, at shawnam@ggcity.org, before Friday, May 3, 2019.

Proceeds from the Strawberry Stomp 5K go towards the Sister City Association of Garden Grove, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge and understanding between the people of Garden Grove and Anyang, South Korea.

The Sister City Association of Garden Grove facilitates a foreign exchange student program between the Garden Grove Unified School District and Anyang, SouthKorea School District.

Each year 10 Anyang high school students arrive in Garden Grove to experience American culture and see the sites of Southern California. In addition, the Sister City Association sends 10 local high school students to Anyang for a chance to experience Korean culture first-hand.

For more information, visit ggsistercity.org.

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