New look, co-host for 5-K Fun Run

Fountain Valley’s annual 5-K Fun Run, scheduled this year for Feb. 7, has a new co-host.

Fountain Valley Fit Body Boot Camp, owned by personal trainers Sam and Zenia Joyner, will join the city and the Fountain Valley Community Foundation in presenting the 5-K run.

The event supports more than 30 Fountain Valley non-profits and 100 percent of each runner’s registration fee goes to the non-profit of their choice. In 2014 the event was able to generate more than $20,000 for the participating non-profit organizations.

The event starts at 8 a.m. at the Fountain Valley Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St. The 5-K run is open to all ages but there will be a 1-mile run before the main event for children and others unable to run the full five kilometers. The fun run starts at 7:45 a.m.

The main 5-K run will include some new features – some of the more popular Fit Body Boot Camp exercises and obstacles at various spots on the course. While participation in the additional obstacles is optional, runners will have an opportunity to experience the Boot Camp style. Prizes will be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place runners for each age group.

Check-in begins at 7 a.m. Cost after Jan. 31 is $35 by mail, $37 by Paypal for adults (13 and older); and $15 for children 12 and under. Bib pickup will be held at Fit Body Boot Camp as well as the Fountain Valley Recreation Center.

Bib pickup hours are: Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at FV Fit Body Boot Camp; Feb. 4, 4-8 p.m. at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center; and Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FV Fit Body Boot Camp.

Mimi’s Jewelry and Fountain Valley Regional Hospital are title sponsors this year, and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Pacific Premiere Bank are event sponsors.

For more information about Fountain Valley Fit Body Boot Camp, call (714) 794-5224. For more information about the event, call (714) 839-8611.

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