DESERT HOT SPRINGS – The Skyborne master-planned residential community, together with Family Services of the Desert (FSOD), hosted the Third Annual Skyborne 1/2 Marathon & 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Dec. 7. The event was a fundraiser for the non-profit FSOD / Food Now.
Despite extremely chilly weather, dozens of people came out to tackle the scenic, 13.1 mile course, which was paved and ascended a gentle rise through undisturbed desert vegetation. The downhill finish took in breathtaking vistas of the mountains, windmills and a view of the Coachella Valley extending all the way to the Salton Sea. The USATF Certified course was under the direction of Klein and Clark Sports (kleinclarksports.com).
Desert Hot Springs Mayor Adam Sanchez, Councilmember Jan Pye and developer Jim Kozak were among the notables on hand to cheer the participants on.
FSOD is a nonprofit organization that protects the most vulnerable members of society by confronting issues of child abuse and domestic violence within the family. Since 1959, FSOD has been providing affordable, quality counseling and family support services to Eastern Riverside County residents. Over the past 50 years, the agency has made a significant impact in the lives of tens of thousands of men, women and children by providing access to mental health and family support services, regardless of income.
For more info, visit thefamilyservicesofthedesert.org.