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Run Like It's Recess

January 28, 2024

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January 28, 2024

Join us for the 13th Annual Run Like It’s Recess 5K Run/Walk, 1K, and Toddler Run

5K Start Time: 9 am

1K Start Time: 10:15 am

Toddler Run Start Time: 10:45

This annual event is hosted by Newcomb Academy PTSA, which serves Newcomb Academy (Grades K–8), a public school in the Long Beach Unified School District.  
A school fundraiser and a way to promote health and fitness to the entire area. This family-friendly event is open to all ages and fitness levels. Stroller and wheelchair friendly.  

Medals will be given to all finishers.

Awards for the top three 5K finishers.

FREE shirt if registered by 1/14/24.

The Course: Flat, fast, and scenic. It takes place at El Dorado Park East in Long Beach, near the train and playground area. If you’re looking to set a personal record or if you just want to take it easy and take in the scenery, this is the perfect course.

5K EARLY Registration

10/1-10/22: $ 25.00 
5K Registration 

10/23-11/30:  $30

12/1-1/21:  $35

1/22-1/28:  $40

Student 5K:  $20.00 
1K:  $20.00
Toddler Run:  $10.00

Location: El Dorado Park Golden Grove (Link below)

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Race Packet Pick-up Location/Times:

January 26, 2024 1-3:30pm at 

Newcomb Academy

3351 Val Verde Ave. Long Beach, 90808 

January 27, 2024 9am-11am at

Newcomb Academy

3351 Val Verde Ave. Long Beach, 90808

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Our Philosophy

Newcomb Academy for Academic Excellence is a K-8 public school in the Long Beach Unified School District.

Newcomb Academy believes that each student must be prepared for a global society by developing the skills for academic success in order to be college and career ready and by:

  • Being hard-working, determined and goal oriented

  • Being physically and emotionally fit no matter your ability

  • Communicating articulately

  • Contributing as a member of the community

  • Appreciating inclusion and diversity in our multicultural world

All proceeds from this event will benefit the Newcomb PTSA.

Learn More about Newcomb Academy K-8.  Here's a link below:

Newcomb Academy PTSA

Contact us below if you are interested in volunteering to help with the event, would like to be a sponsor or have any other questions.

3351 Val Verde Ave, Long Beach, CA 90808, USA

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