Cherry Pickin 5K

Saturday May 20th, 2023

Leona Valley, CA

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NEW - Youth 5K added this year. 14 and under. 

This is the second annual Cherry Pickin 5K race that will take place at 7:30 AM on Saturday, May 20, in the Little town of Leona Valley   Your registration for this event will go toward creating a SMILE on a child’s face and change that child’s life forever, through the charity Smile Train. This will be a great time for the whole family to come out and run for a cause. After the race take the time to stop for breakfast before going to pick Cherries at one of the local Cherry picking farms.

Smile Train is the world’s leading cleft charity. They partner with doctors and hospitals around the world to provide free surgery for children suffering from cleft lip and palate. If you aren’t familiar, clefts are a major problem in developing countries where there are more than one million children who are suffering with unrepaired clefts. Most cannot eat or speak properly. They aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job. Some children are even abandoned and left to die. Children born with clefts are forced into lives of isolation and shame- all because of the way they look. And their clefts usually go untreated because they are poor. Too poor to pay for a simple surgery that costs as little as $250 and takes as little as 45 minutes.

Awards: Custom designed Medal  for the first 125 people and T-shirts for first 73 participants. 

We will start the race at Westside Christian Fellowship.  The course will be on the road. Basically 1.5 miles up Leona Ave and back down with a turn up a side street. The 5K is an accurately measured course.  This 5K is a chip timed event.
Water for all participants. Grab one before you go to carry, or when you get back.
Packet Pickup:
Race morning at Westside Christian Fellowship from 6:30-7:25
Race Day Registration:
Westside Christian Fellowship 6:30 to 7:25a.m.  
The first Leona Valley Cherry Pickin 5K  is sponsored by Iron Rootz Screen Printing, and the High Desert Runners. If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact us.


Race Distances

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Youth 5K Click to Find Out Register »
Leona Valley Cherry 5K Click to Find Out Register »
Cherry Kids Mile Click to Find Out Register »
Cherry Pickin 5K Click to Find Out Register »
Cherry Pickin 5K Click to Find Out Register »

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Start Location

Westside Christain Fellowship 9306 Leona Ave, Leona Valley, CA

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