10 K Walk/Run Update
By Araceli Antonio, MS, RN
On July 1, 2020, at 7:30 AM, I met our group of 12 walkers/runners and a cheering squad of 4 PNANC members at the Pacifica Pier to embark on the 10 K Walk/Run fundraising event for the PNAAF’s leadership educational programs. Everyone was excited to be part of the first virtual 10 K Walk/Run endeavor, to enjoy the beautiful sunny weather and to savor the spectacular views of the ocean as we posed for our pictures and got ready to tackle the hills and the miles ahead. I insured that all came prepared to observe our Covid 19 precautions and we broke up into 3 groups so that we could maintain our social distance. Our cheering squad came with bottles of water to hand out both at the start of the walk and at Linda Mar Beach.
Promptly at 8:00 AM, the first group got started followed by the other groups 5 minutes apart. Some walked and a few ran on the trail along the beach, starting from the Pier up the steps to Mori Point, through the dirt paths of the hills to Rockaway Beach, up another hill then down to the half way mark at the flag pole at Linda Mar Beach. This was the 5 K point which was the goal for some. I together with 3 other walkers made the return walk back to Pacifica Pier to finish a 10 K walk in 2 hours. It was a strenuous but exhilarating experience done to raise funds for the PNAAF Educational Fund. Although my 10K Walk/Run has been completed, the opportunity to continue your donations is still available and will be so much appreciated. Please click on the website www.pnaafoundation.org to donate. I am very grateful for your ongoing support for a cause dear to my heart. Thank you.