The Art of Living Foundation will hold a “5K Run for a Stress-Free, Violence-Free Society” in Santa Monica Sunday, October 9th.

The event will also include a three-kilometer walk.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the run begins at 9 a.m. in Palisades Park, 1450 Ocean Ave., Santa Monica. Students register free and non-students pay $25.

Funds raised will benefit Art of Living’s inner city youth programs and youth programs for Hurricane Katrina survivors.

“The Art of Living Foundation is committed to empowering young people to live life to their highest potential by providing them with the tools and knowledge needed to release stress while keeping an unwavering smile no matter the circumstance,” said Sanjana Chopra, a foundation spokesperson.

The foundation is a non-governmental organization working in a special consultant status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a spiritual leader and humanitarian, founded the international organization in 1982.

Information, www.artofliv