A South Pasadena longtime tradition returns on Saturday, December 7, as South Pasadena High will host the Tiger Run 5K/10K Run/Walk, starting from the Diamond Avenue side of campus.
All proceeds will benefit South Pasadena High School extracurricular activities, clubs and teams.
Presented by the SPHS Booster Club, the event, now in its 22nd year, will feature a 1K Cub Run for kids 10 and younger along with a Health & Fitness Expo, including giveaways and entertainment.
“The Tiger Run is not only a fun community activity, but it also enables the South Pasadena Booster Club to raise essential funds for SPHS campus sports, like girls’ soccer and boys’ tennis, and many programs, including band, math club, photography, drama and Academic Decathlon,” explained Board of Education President Suzie Abajian.
South Pasadena High’s SkillsUSA chapter will be offering a $5 pancake breakfast for those looking to fuel up before the event. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce.
South Pasadena High track and field coach C.B. Richards, didn’t stray from the theme most heard. Team members contribute to the event’s success.
“The Tiger Run is a true community 5K and 10K race event,” he said. “Many of our South Pas families, SPUSD students and SPHS Tiger athletes, sports teams, ASB members and pep squad participate or coordinate many areas of the Tiger Run each year. Our SPHS Booster Club and race management team do an outstanding and tireless job bringing the local South Pasadena community and local vendors out for this great fitness event. It’s a true win-win for the school and the South Pasadena community.”
To register for the Tiger Run, go to www.sptigerrun.com
Bill Buckley contributed to this story.