Golf course becomes 5K course to benefit Lompoc Hospital District Foundation

Staff Report

Registration is now open for the 2021 Lompoc Hospital District Foundation Colorthon 5K at the Mission Club in Vandenberg Village on Oct. 30. 

After a short hiatus — and in a new location — the popular and exuberant fundraising event will begin with registration at 8 a.m. in the club parking lot. 

Instead of playing a round of golf at the picturesque locale, participants will run or walk a pre-arranged 5K course through a series of “color stations” where volunteers will toss colored powder (actually, cornstarch) at runners.

This untimed event is open to everyone — runners, walkers, joggers and anyone who just wants to come out and have a fun morning while supporting the Lompoc Hospital District Foundation.

Registration is open for sign-up as individuals, a family or in a group. 

The pre-registration form may be found at Sign-up by Oct. 20 for a discount or register at 8 a.m. the day of the event at the Mission Club. Pre-registration cost is $30 for each adult; $25 each for a team of four and $15 each for participants age 12 and younger. Registration the day of the event is $35 for each adult; $30 each for a team of four and $15 each for participates age 12 and younger.

Numerous sponsorship levels are also available. Call Outreach Coordinator Karen Ortiz at 805-875-8868 for more information.

The 2021 Colorthon will help raise funds to purchase an advanced MRI machine for Lompoc Valley Medical Center.  The new MRI will enable faster scan times, higher image quality, more automation and better resolution to allow new types of imaging.

As of Sept. 1, masks are recommended, but not required, for this event.
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