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We had a wonderful day at our Operation Courage 5K Run/Walk and Kids Fun Run on October 16, 2021 at Kit Carson Park in San Diego County, California.  Congratulations to all our participants, whether you were participating in person or virtually nationwide! 

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors, supporters, and volunteers!  We couldn't have done it without you.  Furthermore, thank you to those who participated in our first ever Silent Auction!

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Thank you to our sponsors!

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We are hosting our Annual Operation Courage 5K Run/Walk & Kids Fun Run on Sat. October 16, 2021.  All participants will receive a race t-shirt and virtual swag bag!  For those who cannot make it in-person, we are also hosting a Virtual 5K.  Onsite event activities include on-site raffle drawing, outside vendors with food and services, OCIB care package note writing, donation drop-off.  Virtual activities include our online silent auction!  Everyone is encouraged to check out our online auction  and enjoy our onsite day-of race raffle drawings.

This event and all participants must comply with all applicable federal, state, and local COVID-19 orders, regulations, and guidance.  Please be mindful of the health and safety of our guests.  Social distancing will be encouraged at the race and hand sanitizer will be available.

LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO RECEIVE A T-SHIRT ON RACE DAY will be October 10th.  Registrations thereafter may need to pick up their shirt the week following the race.

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Operation Courage is Beautiful’s mission is to bring a little joy and femininity to our active duty, deployed US servicewomen through care packages geared for women.  Since our founding we have shipped over 40 tons of products to our deployed service members.  We are a 501(c)3 tax-exempt, non profit organization in which donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.  94% of our funds go directly toward the packaging and shipping costs of our care packages.  

RACE DETAILS

Race Location:

Kit Carson Park
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025

Meet at El Arroyo Picnic Area near the north side of the park.

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Schedule:
8:15am - 8:40am - Registration
9am - 5K Race Start
10:30am - Kids Fun Run Start (Approximate, after 5K finishes) (UPDATED)
After Race Activities Ongoing

ARRIVE AT THE RACE
On the day of the event, we recommend you arrive at Kit Carson Park by 8am and the registration booth at El Arroyo Picnic Area between 8:15am to 8:40am.  You will receive your t-shirt and bib.  Pin your bib to the front of your shirt over your abdomen where it is highly visible.  Please also use the restroom facilities before the race starts at 9am.   Raffle tickets will be available for purchase for our post-race raffle drawing.  Need not be present to win.

DURING THE RACE
There will be 3 water stations along the race path and course guides.

This is a sport stroller friendly event.    
Race map is available here: https://routes.rungoapp.com/route/lYx4WbuliU

 

KIDS FUN RUN
Our Kids Fun Run will start shortly after the 5K finishes.  

This will be no earlier than 10:30am (CORRECTED).  

Meet near the registration booth.

Parents/Guardians, please stay to help guide/supervise children.  

Other guests, cheer on the kiddos!

 

AFTER THE RACES
Don't miss all the post-race activities:
- Receive your runner perks at the Finish Line (see below).
- Celebrate all the finishers, the top Male and Female finishers, and all the Kids Finishers!  
- Enjoy an Italian ice treat from Gelü.
- Receive stretching services from StretchU. 
- Create a "Thank You" note to a servicewoman at our Operation Courage Activity Center. 
- Win some great prizes at our Raffle Drawing!   
- Enjoy Kit Carson Park! 

RUNNER PERKS
Pick up these items at the Finish Line!
- Koia drink
- Alvarado Institute of Skin Care: Skin Care Evaluation and Customized Facial Gift Certificate
- Mirai Clinical CBD Bath Bomb
- Travel Set Go VIP Membership: (Virtual link emailed to participants)

WEATHER REPORT AT RACE TIME
68F, Sunny, 5mph winds

COVID PROTOCOLS
Please follow CDPH guidelines regarding COVID-19 safety protocols, including physical distancing and the use of face masks.  

ONLINE SILENT AUCTION

Everyone at any location is encouraged to enjoy our amazing silent online auction from October 1st, 8am to October 16, 5pm.  Win some amazing travel, golf, fitness, specialty services, priceless items, and more! 

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Photos from 2019 Event

Thank you to our additional Supporters!

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Alegra Loewenstein,

Author of Emotional Eating Detox

Jaymes Tran, Photographer

Boys Team Charity Team 2025

Marie Weir, Singer

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Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering with us for the OCIB 5K, please email contact@operationcourage.org

SPONSORSHIPS

Sponsorship Packet Download

AUCTIOn/RAFFLE DONORS

If you are interested in contributing to our upcoming Online Auction OR our Raffle held onsite during the OCIB 5K, please complete this form:  https://forms.gle/T5Va2rqiPnUFzveGA