San Diego (KUSI) – Vista Community Clinic Was born from the suspension of a face-to-face event at the Charity Fun Run / Walk on June 6th at South Pont Beach in Carlsbad.
The 5K event is non-competitive, open to all ages and utilizes an astonishing start time starting at 7am to promote social distance.
All revenues directly benefit the mental and physical health services that VCC provides to all patients, with or without insurance.
This year’s event focuses on mental health as clinics have noticed a surge in calls for mental health support since the outbreak of the pandemic.
According to Courtney Albini, VCC Behavioral Health Manager, “The pandemic has increased mental needs by more than 50%, and more patients are reaching out for help in dealing with extreme stress.”
Participants are given the freedom to choose their starting time at the time of registration, depending on the space.
Dogs tied up with laces are also invited to advance!
Registration fee is $ 12 for adults and free for children under 5 years old.
Prices include healthy breakfast snacks, gatorade squeeze bottles, and towels.
Do-it-yourself 5K is also available for those who are still uncomfortable.
James Hedgecock, a member of the VCC Board, joined KUSI’s Elizabeth Alvarez to elaborate on the details of the event.
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