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Love for Smiles 5K

Saturday February 6th, 2021

Palmdale, CA

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Description

About Us:
Join us for the the 4th Annual Love for Smiles 5K and the Children's Smile Mile. Presented with the support of The High Desert Runners, to raise money for the charity Smile Train. Your registration for this event will go toward creating a SMILE on a child’s face and change that child’s life forever. You will be a SMILE Maker!!


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 Cow Bells for the first 200 participants and Buffs for first 100 participants. T-shirts available for all other participants.  Train Whistle for all Smile Mile participants. All age group award winners will receive their sticker in the mail.  You will place the sticker on the side of your cow bell.
 
Course:
The NEW course will be a 5K loop that has dirt and paved roads. You can start the race anytime between 7:30 - 8:30 Saturday morning, February 20th. Please wear a mask (or your very cool Smile Train Buff) at the start and finish of your run.  This 5K is a chip timed event.  The kids Smile Mile is an out and back run. This will take place any time they would like to do it, between 7:30 - 8:30 start times.
 
Nutrition:
Water for all participants. There will not be a water station on the course so feel free to grab a water at the start or finish.
 
Packet Pickup: Saturday morning from  7:15- 8:15.  You will be picking up everything before you start the race. Please wear a mask (or your very cool Smile Train Buff) at the start and finish of your run.  
 
Race Day Registration:
Saturday morning from 7:15 - 8:15.  You will be picking up everything before you start the race. Please wear a mask (or your very cool Smile Train Buff) at the start and finish of your run and when you pick up your packet. :)
 
Sponsorship:
The 4th annual Love For Smiles 5K Fun Run and Kids Smile Mile are presented by the High Desert Runners and Iron Rootz.  If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact us.
 

Race Distances

Price Register
5k Run/Walk $30.00 until Register »
Kids Smile Mile $10.00 until Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

39700 30th St W, Palmdale, CA

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