Celebrate citrus heritage in Riverside with a marathon, or a walk
By Staff report
For those resolving to get fit, or stay that way, Jan. 6’s Citrus Heritage Run in Riverside has something for most skill levels, even kids.
Organized by the Riverside Road Runners club, the ninth annual run includes a marathon at 6:30 a.m., half marathon at 7:30 a.m., 5K run and walk at 8:30 a.m., and a one-mile Kids Fun Run at 9:30 a.m.
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The races begin at Arlington Heights Sports Park, 9401 Cleveland Ave., and wind through citrus groves and the California Citrus State Historic Park. Support stations will offer citrus slices, water and more.
Festivities also include vendor booths, a beer garden, warm chili and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Cost before race day is $125 for the marathon; $90 half marathon; $45 5K; and $20 Kids Fun Run. Prices go up $5-$10 on site, if available.
Proceeds will help purchase running shoes for Riverside cross country athletes, support running programs at local schools and provide scholarships to graduating high school runners.
Information and pre-registration: citrusheritagerun.com