The Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology will hold its second annual Children’s Outreach: Advancing Social Transformation and Learning (COASTAL) 5K/10K walk/run at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey Saturday, Jan. 28.
Proceeds from the event will go towards children’s mental health services.
Over 700 runners participated in last year’s event, enabling Pepperdine to offer 200 hours of one-on-one counseling for children at the Union Rescue Mission’s residential facility for homeless mothers and children in Hope Gardens, event organizers said. Funds also helped create a lunchtime, after-school, and summer science and technology lab at Holmes Avenue Elementary School.
“We were stunned at the amount of support we received for this endeavor and the amount of good we were able to do because of it,” said Dr. Margaret Weber, dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. “This year, we are expecting an even larger turnout and with that, the ability to make a greater impact on our community.”
The COASTAL walk/run is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Jan. 28 at Dockweiler Beach, west end of Imperial Highway and Vista del Mar.
Several food trucks including Del’s Lemonade, Global Soul, Me So Hungry and Flying Pig will be on site until noon. Activities for youths will include face painting by ExpressionS, mural painting by the Young Artist Studio, a Kid’s Kraft Korner and the Kiddie K.
To register for COASTAL, http://gsep.pepperdine.edu/coastal.
Race packet pick-up and late registration will take place from noon to 6 p.m. Friday Jan. 27 at California Bank & Trust, Santa Monica Branch, 100 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica. Participants can also register on-site on race morning at Dockweiler State Beach, beginning at 6:30 a.m.
The participation fee for the 5K/10K is $30 for the general public, $25 for Pepperdine students, and $15 for the Kiddie-K run.