After a wet January, the Point Loma High School Cross Country Team invites members of the community to join them for a morning of fun and exercise at Liberty Station with hopefully sunshine. the, as a bonus. Team Boosters announce the 11th Annual Hungry Dog Dash event, scheduled for February 12 at 8 a.m. at Waterfront Park, 2455 Cushing Road. Runners and walkers of all ages, including four-legged friends on a leash, can register for this 5k event on a flat, fast course. Fresh air and camaraderie are other bonuses of the event. Pre-race package pickup will be at Dick’s Sporting Goods (3265 Sports Arena Blvd.) on Saturday, February 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The course hugs the water’s edge past the landlocked USS Recruit, in a course certified by USA Track and Field, and has attracted competitors of all skill levels from the local racing community in its first decade. The boosters are thrilled with the event’s return after a two-year COVID hiatus and promise the event will wrap up well before the Super Bowl kicks off the same afternoon.
A race website (hungrydogdash.com) where the entry form and entry fees are located. Interested participants, sponsors and drawing donors can find additional information. Each participant will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag and name tags. The deadline for t-shirt orders is February 1st. At the finish line there will be live music, food and drink, and a vendor village. Dick’s Sporting Goods gift cards will be awarded to the top three in each division. A raffle will include tickets to The Belly Up, a slumber party at the San Diego slumber party tents, passes to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, and more.
Proceeds from the Hungry Dog Dash fundraiser will go to the Point Loma High School Cross Country Team. The event also helps educate young students in the community about the PLHS running program. Funding is needed to fund the team’s dedicated distance runners as they compete in California. The money raised will be used for travel expenses, registration fees, uniforms and equipment costs.
Keith DeLong, the team’s head coach, said, “The philosophy of the Point Loma Cross Country Team is to help students understand that success is being the best they can. may be on any given day and to help them learn that the things worth doing are worth working hard for. to. I have seen the difference it can make in the lives of students. The Hungry Dog Dash is our biggest fundraiser and an opportunity to introduce the team to young students in the community.
POINTER PANCAKE BREAKFAST
Breakfast and baseball, flapjacks and fly balls, hot buns and home runs – a big morning meal and an action-packed day are promised when the Pointer baseball boosters open the season with a return of their breakfast- annual pancake breakfast. The hot plate will be hot from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 at David Wells Field at Dana Middle School, home of the Pointers. $10 per person buys a pancake and sausage plate with coffee or juice. A donut bar and special pancake toppings will be available for an additional charge. All proceeds benefit the PLHS Parent Association Baseball Program. The scheduled baseball game begins at 10:30 a.m. The land is located at 1775 Chatsworth Blvd. with the entrance to the parking lot on rue Macaulay.