The Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) will hold its 8th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Feb. 4 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. 92130’s Cathedral Catholic High School (CCHS) is forming a team at the upcoming event as part of their National Honor Society Service Project. They hope to get around 50 participants. Interested readers should contact CCHS.

The family-friendly 5K will feature a chip-timed race for runners and a scenic park loop for walkers. There will also be a kids’ obstacle course with prizes, a warrior trophy awarded to the largest team, music, and food. Funds raised at the event will benefit children who fight life-threatening illnesses and their families. MTF is a nonprofit organization started in honor of Mitchell Thorp, who passed away at age 18 after a five-year battle with an undiagnosed illness. Learn more at