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The annual Yum Run will return for its seventh year Saturday.
The Yum Run, a 5K and 10K race, along with a 1K fun run/walk is the primary fundraising event for the local charity LA Cares. It starts and ends near Ruby K’s bagel shop downtown.
As of Tuesday night, the event had 65 participants and organizers are expecting more than 100 runners and walkers to take part.
Despite having plenty of participants, the race’s atmosphere is decidedly low-key.
“It’s very laid back,” said June Gladney of LA Cares. “It’s very fun.”
Former notable local senior athlete, as well as LA Cares volunteer Aaron Goldman, helped organize the first Yum Run in 2005.
The race is age-handicapped and the runner finishing furthest under his or her target time is the winner.
Chamber Checks will go to the top overall male and female finishers in each race.
Registration forms are available at Ruby K’s, Mesa Public Library and other locations around the county. Race day registration will be accepted, but race day registrants won’t be timed.