Local 5K / 10K / Half Marathon in Simi Valley

Family-Friendly Event Benefiting the Community

By Mackenzie Erickson, Editor & Co-Publisher of Macaroni Kid Simi Valley - Moorpark September 20, 2022

Introduce your kids to running a race in a family-friendly, local event that also benefits our community! It’s a win-win!

Head over to Rancho Simi Community (Duck) Park on Saturday, October 15th for the Fifth Annual Fredrick Michael Gibson 5K / 10K and Half Marathon, plus Kids 1K Fun Run. It is sure to be an excellent day!

Registration is just $5 for the Kids Run and includes a pancake breakfast, a finishers medal and a t-shirt. Looking to run a bit further? … Take on the 5K, 10K, or 13.1 mile half marathon!

Sign up today!

Plus, if you want your whole family to participate, you can even register furry little Fido 🐶 to come too so it can be an extra memorable experience.

As part of National Depression Awareness month, this run is in honor of Fredrick Michael Gibson, who battled depression for many years. The event is focused on building awareness in the community about depression and spreading the message of … Don’t Suffer in Silence. We Walk, We Run, We Heal. Together.

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All proceeds from the event directly benefit the Free Clinic of Simi Valley's Counseling Programs.  Everyday, the Free Clinic is saving lives, improving the health of the community, and reducing health care costs for residents of Simi Valley. The Clinic does this through preventing visits to hospital emergency departments, which are costly and provide no continuity of care. Now more than ever, the family counseling services offered by the Free Clinic are invaluable.

For more information, visit the Free Clinic of Simi Valley website at

The Free Clinic of Simi Valley serves 8,000 - 10,000 clients per year.

More about the Free Clinic of Simi Valley: Established in 1971, the Free Clinic of Simi Valley is one of the oldest Free Clinics in the United States. The Free Clinic provides medical, dental, family counseling, ophthalmology, and legal services to individuals and families who are under insured or underserved. The Clinic has four employees and receives support from 165 volunteer professionals. Thanks to the generous financial support from the community, the Free Clinic serves an estimated 8,000 to 10,000 clients per year.

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