CALICO joins the 2016 Oakland Running Festival

Posted 2/17/16

We are excited that CALICO is once again taking part in the Oakland Running Festival as one of the official Run for a Cause charities. Participants can join Team CALICO to run or walk any of the races, including the 5k, relay, half-marathon, full marathon, and kid’s fun run. 

CALICO first joined the running festival in 2011 and our team has grown bigger every year.  Team CALICO runners not only wear the official CALICO performance t-shirt in the race but they also help raise funds to provide vital services for abused children and their families. Past Team CALICO members have stated how meaningful it is to run for a cause that helps children and how much fun the camaraderie of a team is. Every year on the morning of the race runners meet up, take pictures and get in the spirit together!  This year runners will meet at the first ever Team CALICO tent in the celebration village, located at the start/finish line. The tent is the perfect place for runners to get pre-race snacks, connect with other runners before the race and celebrate after the race.  

If you are interested in joining Team CALICO in March please click here to sign up or email run@calicocenter.org. All you will need to do is fill out an online registration form and we will register you as an official Team CALICO runner.  Don't forget to share this information with others you know who might be interested. 

If running isn't your thing, you can still help! CALICO needs volunteers to help support runners on race day. CALICO is also seeking sponsors for the event.  Email info@calicocenter.org for more information about volunteering or a sponsorship.

Check out our event site to learn more about the most recent Oakland Running Festival or our Facebook page to see pictures from last year. 

Last year's runners, water stop and cheer squad volunteers helped us raise over $35,000 for the 2015 Oakland Running Festival. This year we hope to surpass that goal!

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