Ridge Run Saturday raises money for athletics

Mountain Ridge's boys cross country team poses for a photograph before an away meet on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at Sandra Day O'Connor's home course near 29th Avenue and Happy Valley Road in Phoenix. [Jacob Stanek/West Valley Preps]

Mountain Ridge High School, 22800 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale, will host its inaugural Ridge Run 5K at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10 to raise money for the school’s 23 athletics programs.

The run/walk will begin at the school, travel throughout the neighborhood and finish on campus.

The race will start at 8 a.m., rain or shine. The registration fee is $ 30 for all participants and includes a T-shirt. All fitness levels are welcome and the event is designed for the whole family to enjoy whether walking or running the course. The link to registration can be found at active. com/glendale-az/running/ distance- running- races/ ridge-run-5km-2018 .

There will be road closures from 6: 30 to 11 a. m. The following streets will be impacted during this time:

• Patrick Lane from 67th Ave. to 71st Ave.

• 71st Ave. from Villa Chula to Robin Lane.

“ We want both individuals and families to participate in our community event,” Junior Michael, athletic director for Mountain Ridge High School, stated in a news release.

“Doing the 5K run or walk as a family is a great way to model the fitness lifestyle. You can walk, jog or run in the 5K and it is a great way to meet your New Year’s Resolutions for healthy living.”

Mountain Ridge is an award-winning school and has earned the A+ School of Excellence designation.

To learn more about Mountain Ridge or the Ridge Run 5K, call 623-376-3000 for information. Mountain Ridge High School is part of the Deer Valley Unified School District, which serves Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix, Anthem, New River, Cave Creek and unincorporated areas of Maricopa County.

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