Institute for the Redesign of Learning Hosts First 5K Run-Walk

PHOTO: Institute for the Redesign of Learning | South News | Participants of the Transition & Adult Services program at the Institute of Redesign of Learning.

All abilities are welcomed as the Institute for the Redesign hosts a 5K run/walk Saturday, April 9 at the Arroyo Seco South Fields in South Pasadena.

The 8 a.m. event will support the organization’s programs working with individuals ranging from infants to 60 years old, many of whom have special needs.

Following the run/walk, food trucks, health screenings from the City of Hope, resources from community groups and activities for children will be available.

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The 5K starts on the historic Arroyo Seco Trail near the baseball fields in Arroyo Park. Participants will run/walk the trail towards the Pasadena archery area and return on the other side of the riverbed. The trail is flat with a gradual incline. Water stations will be provided at various locations. The 5K is chipped times for individual’s race accuracy. In addition to the 5K, there will be a 1K run for children under 9 years old and individuals with physical disabilities.

Registration is $35 for the 5K and $20 for the 1K. All participants will receive a race packet with a t-shirt, finisher medal, and runner’s bib. There will also be a virtual race option available that gives individuals the opportunity to run a 5K on their own time and submit the results on social media.

This event is sponsored by the city of South Pasadena, Atzlan Athletics, a non-profit agency that also manages the annual Tiger Run held annually in December.

Organizers are looking for sponsorships to support the race. For more information, contact Gabriel Vazquez at

The Institute for the Redesign of Learning (IRL) began in 1974 when its founder, Nancy J. Lavelle, Ph.D., created the Almansor Education Center with four students in classroom space located in a church on Almansor Street in Alhambra, California. With a belief that every student has the ability to “take charge” of their own learning process, Dr. Lavelle established a unique environment, individualized curriculum, and created appropriate support and enrichment services designed to turn student and client learning failures into learning successes.

Registration is online at until 11:59 pm on April 8th.  All online registrations will be sent a confirmation email.