The 23rd Annual Red Ribbon 1 mile fun run/ walk and 5k race is Saturday, October 13th. The event is in honor of drug free awareness week and is a fundraiser for San Bentio County's school prevention programs. The 1 mile fun run/walk starts at 9:30 am and the 5k run starts at 10 am. There will be medals for top finishers in addition to a trophy and $150 check to the school that has the highest number of participants.
Early bird specials if registered before September 1st are $15 for adults and $10 for children ( $5 without T-Shirt). Standard registration prices are $20 for adults and $15 for children. Late registration including day of event registration prices are $25 for adults and $ 20 for children. Note: event participants will receive $3 off day of registration if they bring in a canned food donation. The canned foods will be donated to the San Benito Community Food Pantry in Hollister. For more information and registration details please visit THIS WEBSITE..
History of Red Ribbon Week and Additional Information.
Red Ribbon Week was established by Congress in 1988 to commemorate the work of Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, who was murdered in the line of duty. The Red Ribbon Campaign was created so that we can express our firm conviction to create visible support for drug free communities.
This year's theme, "The Best Me is Drug Free," helps create awareness of the drug problems facing our community and to promote drug-free lifestyle for all Californians. Red Ribbon Week will include school based activities with participation from Monterey and San Benito County Friday Night Live (FNL), Hollister Police Department, San Benito County Probation, California Highway Patrol and the San Benito County Tobacco Coalition.