The 4th Annual Carmel Valley 5K & Kids Fun Run returns to 92130 with a bang on Jan. 24. The race will begin and end under the new community sign at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch, and it will stay true to the “trail meets the street” feel of past years. Runners can enjoy local routes through the Manzanita trail and Pacific Highlands Ranch area, and will be treated to a post-race party to cool down with entertainment and live music.

“Carmel Valley is my favorite place to run, we have a great mix of scenic trails and streets,” shared Carmel Valley resident and CV5K Manager Katie Wilsey. An annual opportunity for community members to come together for a morning of fitness and fun, the CV5K also provides participants the opportunity to support charitable causes. Proceeds go toward 23 schools in the Carmel Valley area. In addition, registrants can make donations to a charity of their choice. Learn more at