For the first time since 2020, the Foster5K + Kids Dash was held in person at Martial Cottle Park on May 7, 2023, and raised over $40,000. The charity race was sold out with over 400 runners of all ages.
At 9am, racers burst through the starting point, through a park filled with green and bloomed foliage (thanks to all of the rain), early morning sunshine and encouraging cheers from volunteers, bystanders and loved ones. Runners could also refuel with refreshments, courtesy of Foster5K sponsors, Outdoor Supply Hardware, Moss Adams LLP and Trader Joe’s.
At 9:50am, children participated in the first annual Kids Dash, a small race for young runners. As joy and laughter filled the park, multiple children sprinted to the finish line. After finishing the race, participants could engage in various fun activities set out by event donors and sponsors. The activities included massages by Movement Performance Therapy, a raffle, birdhouse painting and more. The event also had live music, thanks to DJ Hisoul and DJ Pauly, which was a huge hit! For those who could not participate in the event in person, the event’s Gold Sponsor, BMC Software, led 99 people to run virtually throughout the United States!
Thanks to board members and Foster5K event chairs, Kate Faherty and Debbie Crouse, the 7th Annual Foster5K + Kids Dash was another success. We want to recognize all event donors, sponsors and especially the racers for SHOWING UP to support foster kids. The event brought the local community members together to spend quality time and raise awareness and funds for foster youth in Santa Clara County. If you have any questions or are interested in joining next year’s Foster5K + Kids Dash, please email email@example.com.