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Race for the Arts in Sacramento this August

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(SACRAMENTO, CA  - Run, walk, jog, cheer, perform, get a booth or visit a booth, it's easy to get involved.

Get a pledge or give a pledge. Grab your running shoes, friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors and take part in the 16th annual Race for the Arts on August 23rd in shady William Land Park. Race is for the serious runners (5k timed by B-tag) - and the not-so-serious who just want to have fun. Register and receive a T-shirt, refreshments provided by Applebee's and Socks by Trumpette. Prices to participate vary on age and date of registration. Check www.raceforthearts.com for updates.

 Come out for the Race and stay for the Arts Festival, with music, entertainment, 40 + interactive booths, food, fun and folly. Visit Clear Channel's booth and see the Monterey Bay Aquarium octopus puppet display, along with a large mural that kids can help paint on-site. Some of the entertainment includes performances by: Voices of California (a 50-man acapella chorus), Woodcreek High School's Dance Team, the Dunvegan Pipe Band, West Campus High School Band, the Virginia Lights Band, Sacramento Theatre Company, Sacramento Guitar Society and lots more.

Try your hand at the Instrumental Discovery Zone, make a hat, get your face painted, learn some new dance steps, experiment at any of the hands-on activity booths, visit Sacramento County Library Bookmobile, check out the booths with art for sale, or grab a bite at two of Sacramento's favorite food trucks ─ the farm-to-fork focused Sacratomato, and Ciao Chow Asian-Italian fusion cuisine. Sit and enjoy the non-stop entertainment on the amphitheater stage. 

 Race for the Arts is more than a run, it's an experience. It's also a great way to help your favorite California non-profit visual, performing, cultural, literary arts organizations and school music, drama, literary art programs. They receive 100% of pledges designated to them. You pick where you want your pledges to go Over the past 15 years, 212 arts and schools have benefited from the Race. Pledges are not a requirement of the race.  

 DON'T MISS: Race for the Arts premiere event, "Off to the Races" Food & Wine Tasting at Pavilions Shopping Center, Saturday, August 9, 5:30 - 8:00 pm.