Walkers and runners of all ages and levels of athletic ability are invited to join Team Coco, the local Team in Training Marathon (TNT) team at 8:30 a.m. at Pinto Lake County Park in Watsonville to participate in a Spring Fun Run.
The event includes a free 1K for kids under 14 starting at 8:30 as well as a 5K and 10K for adults starting at 9 a.m. Race registration is $35 for the 5K, and $45 for the 10K.
The Spring Fun Run is being held to honor Coco Lazenby, the daughter of longtime TNT participant Kate Pavao, who was killed by a distracted driver in 2015. Coco had grown up with the team; she pitched in at fundraisers, got up early to cheer on her mom, grandma and other runners through several half and full marathons, and had recently even started babysitting the kids of other participants. April 16 would have been Coco’s 13th birthday.
“We are so honored that Team Coco is hosting this run on Coco’s birthday, and raising money to fight blood cancer. Coco was a person who believed in doing as much good as possible, and we are proud that so many other members of our community are making the world a better place in her name,” said Kate Pavao.
In recognition of Coco’s love for books and reading, every child that participates will receive a book at the finish line, a gift from the Live Like Coco Foundation, launched by Coco’s parents, Kate Pavao and Aaron Lazenby.
This event is accessible. Please call in advance for reasonable accommodation requests. Space is limited, but same day race registration will be offered if available. Use this link to register in advance.
Team in Training (TNT) is the flagship fundraising program for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) and the only endurance sports training program for charity that raises money for blood cancer research. TNT and LLS are changing the landscape of blood cancer, not someday but today, making TNT the perfect way to fundraise.
For more information about Team Coco, visit: http://pages.teamintraining.org/svmb/rnrseatl16/TeamCoco