Foothill Flyers Race Reviews
Fiesta Days 10K/5K
Memorial Day Monday in May, La Canada, CA, 7:30 AM Start.
App and info: call the YMCA of the Foothills at 818-790-0123
The Annual Fiesta Days 10K on Monday - Memorial Day - in La Canada is a well-organized, fun event. The race is on shady, tree-lined streets, and runs past beautiful homes and well-manicured lawns and gardens. You can register on active.com, call the YMCA and ask for an entry form, or sign up race morning. You get a better-than-average goody-bag and a tee-shirt. The start is in the parking lot of Descanso Gardens in La Canada, right off the 210 at Angeles Crest (1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada-Flintridge). No need to wait in the porta-potty line if you go right into the restrooms in front of Descanso Gardens. Parking is easy -- you park right in the parking lot of Descanso Gardens.
The race starts downhill, so it's tempting to go out too fast during the 3 miles. Save some breath, because mile 4 is a long, taxing uphill, and there's more climbing at mile 5 too. Awards go 3 deep in each 5 year increment age division, and the first place winner in each division gets a big trophy cup. Runners up get big medals. Post-race refreshments include oranges and bagels. There's also a 5K run, and a 5K walk, and a 1 mile family fun run. .
Submitted by Julie Miller.
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