The third annual Children’s Outreach: Advancing Social Transformation and Learning (COASTAL) 5K/10K walk/run and Kiddie K will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa del Rey.
Organized by the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP), the event raises funds for GSEP programs that help school-age children in underserved populations reach their full potential.
Funds raised will go toward caring for homeless children through GSEP’s partnership with the Union Rescue Mission and Hope Gardens; providing counseling to families who cannot afford it through the GSEP Community Counseling Clinics; and preparing K-12 teachers for service in urban areas, organizers said.
“Pepperdine’s COASTAL benefit is a great way to help members of our community who are most in need – especially children,” said Betty Rengifo Uribe, executive vice president of California Bank & Trust, this year’s title sponsor.
“We’re in our second consecutive year of partnership with Pepperdine’s COASTAL benefit and each year we’ve been impressed by the level of participation and the outpouring of support from the community. It’s a fun, healthy way for Southern Californians to help their neighbors and we’re proud to be a part of it.”
The 5K is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., followed by the 10K at 8:30 a.m., and Kiddie K at 9:30 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
The race fee is $30 for the 5K/10K until Jan. 24, or $35 after. The Kiddie K is $15.