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Post Date:04/18/2017 3:21 PM

Two fun family events are scheduled on Saturday, May 6, in Chula Vista and offer something for everyone! Start the day off at the Ninth Annual Chula Vista Community 5K Fun Run, and then spend the afternoon at LakeFest 2017, a free festival with live bands, kids activities, and much more.

Held at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVEATC), run, walk or stroll at the Fun Run, which helps support free after school health and wellness programs for youth in Chula Vista. Gates open at 6:30 a.m. and the race begins at 8 a.m. After the race, there will be a community expo, silent auction, an opportunity drawing, and a pancake breakfast for $5 supporting the Chula Vista Police Activities League (CVPAL). A non-profit community-based organization, CVPAL supports local less fortunate and at-risk youth.

Schools, groups, clubs and business are encouraged to participate in the Fun Run as a team. Team registration ends April 21. Registration is $5 for children ages 4-12, and $25 for ages 13 and up. Children three and under are free and strollers are welcome. Fees will increase slightly on April 22 and May 5. Please note that pets are not allowed at the Training Center. Registration includes your entry and a Fun Run t-shirt. For more details and registration information, visit

LakeFest 2017 is set to be a rocking good time for all ages. The free family event takes place at Mountain Hawk Park overlooking Otay Lake, on May 6, from 12 to 5 p.m. With live bands, interactive fun, local eats, craft beer and festive booths, the entire family will enjoy this experience.

Free interactive activities for all ages include a rock wall, xorbs, and a BMX obstacle course as well as items to purchase from artistic vendors, local eateries or exotic food trucks. Visit neighborhood businesses showcasing their wares. For a fee, the 21 and up crowd can enjoy samples of more than 25 craft beers from local breweries including Bay Bridge Brewing, Groundswell Brewing, Thr3e Punk Ale Brewing, Novo Brazil Brewing and Resident Brewing. In addition to the beer tastings, wine and hard cider tastings are also available. Tastings are located throughout the festival. To purchase beer/wine tasting tickets, visit

Live music will drift from the main stage all day and boast the likes of local well-known bands. The spectacular Montell Jordans kicks off the afternoon until Sprung Monkey takes the stage. The infamous Unwritten Law rounds out the musical entertainment. For more LakeFest information, visit

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