While most of Glendale was still asleep–some 1000 runners and walkers of various age groups and abilities were getting ready to participate in the 6th annual 5k/10k Walk- Run in support of a worthy cause. The Homenetmen Glendale Ararat Chapter organized the "Just for the Health of It 5k/10k Walk-Run" for the sixth consecutive year. The Glendale Ararat Chapter has continued to organize and promote this event in order to raise awareness of drug and alcohol abuse and promote a healthy life style.
"I think it is a wonderful way to bring the community together and have some fun," said Representative Adam Schiff (D-Glendale)–who participated in the 5k along with Glendale Councilman Gus Gomez.
State Senator Jack Scott was also present and he gave the go ahead by firing the starter’s gun.
The event also featured a wide variety of live entertainment–aerobics–and bending booths. The funds raised will benefit local treatment centers.