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Whittier’s Spooktacular 5k 2018

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Wide shot of the Spooktacular 5k in Whittier California, October 29.

Wide shot of the Spooktacular 5k in Whittier California, October 29.

Wide shot of the Spooktacular 5k in Whittier California, October 29.

Spirits lifted and ghouls exercised at the Whittier Spooktacular 5k walk and run. Where thousands took part of the annual celebration Oct. 27, 2018.

The celebration featured a small fair promoting all the sponsors. With a complimentary pancake breakfast, a children ½ mile dash, a beer garden, and a costume contest. Including an array of divisions, with dozens of prizes and giveaways presented during the festivities.

The event’s organizers and primary sponsors served as the Whittier Host Lion Club and the Whittier Community Foundation. All of the profit made by the Community Foundation is given toward local Firefighters. Alongside the Lions Club, donating to the organization Sight For Kids, which provides exams and eyewear for those who can’t afford it.

Registration opened at 6:30 a.m., where an hour later the Creepy Crawly ½ Mile dash commenced. At 8:00 a.m., the official 5k began and preceded by the singing of the national anthem by RHC student and Whittier Resident Jasmine Vigil. Along with opening remarks from the events Main sponsors, community leaders, as well as Whittier Mayor Joe Vinatieri.

Meanwhile, the starting line placed on Marvista St. by Friends Park. Snaking through uptown which led the runner to Broadway to double back to the park. Around 9:45 a.m., awards were given out for costumes. As well as several of the 5k runners.

Visit the Whittier Chamber website for upcoming events. Search #whittier5k for additional photos of the event.

The print version of this article appeared Tuesday, Oct. 30th.

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