By Karina Tovar, Staff Writer
LAVC’s Philosophy department held its second “first annual” 5k run Saturday May 10.
The event was sponsored by the ASU and was open to anyone who was interested in participating. There was a turn out of about 20 people who all ranged in levels of fitness capabilities. A raffle, giving away six Starbucks gift cards, was also held at the event after all the participants finished the 5K course that circled within Valley’s campus. Participants also got to take home a couple cool free tank tops that announced the day’s event. The weather on Saturday provided runners with great sunny conditions and a light breeze to keep runners cool during their completion of the 5k.
“The weather was spectacular and everyone seemed to be very excited,” said Philosophy professor and event coordinator, Christopher Pallotti. “There were a lot of people that have never ran a 5K before so it was a great way to introduce people to this kind of activity.”
Students can look forward to participating in this event during next semester, as it gets closer to finals week. The event provides for a jubilant distraction from the stresses of prepping for finals and provides the perfect opportunity to get involved in campus activities outside of the classroom.
“It’s a good way to come together and get to share an interest with other fellow runners,” said health administration major Celine Luna as she described the experience after completing her 5K run.
The course set up for the run is wheelchair accessible and students who may require additional accommodations can contact Christopher Pallotti, as the event gets closer next semester, to set up any other additional needs. For any other questions, students may contact Pallotti at firstname.lastname@example.org