Clayton’s first Fitness Fair and
5k run to be an annual event

July 21, 2014

Fitness fair_for websiteClayton saw its first 5K run at Clayton Community Park last Saturday. The event included a Fitness Fair with Zumba demonstrations by Kaia Fitness and CPR instruction by CERT volunteers. More than 300 adults and kids– some in strollers–gathered in the early morning at the Clayton Community Park last Saturday for the town’s first 5K Run and Fitness Fair. The turnout far surpassed expectations for Girl Scout Sarah Owen who is organized the event for her Gold Award.
The event was free, but required a donation for the Contra Costa and Solano County Food Bank. By 8 a.m., volunteers had collected at least eight barrels of food and more donations were coming.
The first ten to finish received a pat on the back and a water bottle. Surprising even her parents, 11-year-old Emma Coflin finished among the top ten.
“She was running along way back with her mom,” said dad Dan Coflin. “Then she suddenly took off.”
One of the requirements for the award is to organize a community event that will be ongoing, said Owen. Sharon Cuff, whose company Calex was one of the major sponsors, has agreed to organize next year’s run.

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