The Moorpark Rotary Club will host its annual Run So Others Can Walk 5K and 10K soon.
Now in its third year, the Dec. 1 event supports Rotary International's efforts in eradicating polio world wide.
The offroad 5K and 10K courses, which were designed by race director Matt Miguelena and the property owner, have been sanctioned by the USA Track and Field Association. The courses use the natural topography, landscape and elevation changes of the Happy Camp county park and Cutler Ranch site.
Organizers will be using electronic timing chips and there will be medals for all finishers as well as age group medals for first through third place for males and females.
As well, the event will include a one-mile family fun walk for people of all ages.
New for the 2012 run, per the event's website, are raffle prizes and goodie bags with dry-fit athletic shirts for all participants, vouchers for free yoga classes and small gifts from local businesses.
The race will take place, rain or shine, at 8 a.m. Dec. 1 at Cutler's Oak Ranch, 8450 Happy Camp Road.
Participants can register ahead of time online on the Moorpark Polio Run website or at 6:30 a.m. the day of the race. Online registration is $35 for the 5K and 10K runs and $25 per family or group for the fun walk.
To read more about Rotary's polio eradication efforts, visit the End Polio Now website.
Click here to see a photo gallery from last year's event!