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Redwood City Urges Public to Join the "Human Race" and Support Community Services

Redwood City, CA -  February 25, 2004 - The 26th Annual "Human Race" is a fundraising walk/run that benefits over 60 community organizations throughout San Mateo County . Each year, participants gather pledges and contributions and then participate in a 5K or 10K walk/run to raise funds for non-profit and community services organizations, including the Redwood City Veteran's Memorial Senior Center .

Each year over a thousand people participate, raising in excess of $100,000 for our local services. Last year over $12,000 was raised for the Redwood City Senior Center allowing them to continue providing low cost programs and scholarships, buy equipment for their nutrition program, and help build a stronger community.

This year, the Human Race will be held on Saturday, May 8 at Coyote Point Park beginning at 8:00 am . This can be another successful event with the help of donors, sponsors, and participants, so Redwood City is urging the public to join the "Human Race" for the benefit of our Senior Center . In addition to the festive and healthy run/walk, the public can enjoy kids' races and other fun children's activities, free coffee, live music, a post-race party, and more.

This is a great opportunity to help out Redwood City 's Senior Center through this fun and healthy fundraising effort. Members of the public can participate in several ways: make a direct donation to the Human Race or the Senior Center ; sponsor one or more walkers/runners by pledging a specific amount of money; or join in the walk/run, and solicit and collect pledges. Call the Redwood City Veteran's Memorial Senior Center at 650-780-7306 to get involved! Participants in the race itself receive a free commemorative T-shirt, and a place of honor on the Senior Center 's "Walking Wall of Fame."

The Redwood City Parks , Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Veterans Memorial Senior Center , and the Fair Oaks Community Center which provides social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! You can find many other events, activities, and programs at the Parks Department website, located at

Visit Redwood City 's website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, and City government.

Bruce Utecht
Recreation Supervisor



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