Family, Fun, and Fitness

In just a few years, the Carmel Valley 5K & Kids Fun Run (CV5K) has become a beloved community tradition offering fitness and fun for the whole family. The race returns to 92130 for its fourth year with all of its original features, including the ever-entertaining after party, which will host many expo booths, live music, entertainment, an award ceremony, and more. In addition to the annual fitness festivities, this year participants will have the opportunity to explore a brand new route that will start and finish under the new community monument sign at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch.

cv5k1“It’s hard to believe we are already in our fourth year of bringing together the community for a great morning of health and fitness, all for a good cause!” expressed Carmel Valley resident and CV5K Manager Katie Wilsey. “We are so excited about our new course. I have no doubt this will be the favorite amongst the runners. I am particularly excited that we will be highlighting our legacy runners that have participated in our race since the very beginning.” The race will stay true to the “trail meets the street” feel of past years, allowing runners to enjoy local routes through the Manzanita trail and Pacific Highlands Ranch area. “Carmel Valley is my favorite place to run, we have a great mix of scenic trails and streets,” shared Katie.

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 about the race, which takes place Jan. 24, at