Sofitcity challenge adds 1-mile walk

By From page A3 | July 20, 2014

FAIRFIELD — The Children’s Network of Solano County will present this year’s Sofitcity 5K and 10K, the countywide run that welcomes every city in the county to not only compete for the largest number of finishers, but also for the distinction of Solano County’s most-fit city.

The event also features a family friendly 1-mile walk in an effort to encourage healthy, fun and outdoor activity.

While the group run takes place at the Solano Town Center mall, organizers this year have introduced “#sfc day!” to encourage residents to walk or run a mile wherever they are on Sept. 27. Each person who pledges to walk or run a mile using www.sfcday.com earns a virtual gift bag full of rewards from local businesses and a point toward making their city the most fit in the county.

Additional gifts await runners at the event.

“We love the idea of SFC day,” said Alan Kerzin, executive director of the Children’s Network, in a press release. “It encourages everyone to participate regardless of age, income, culture, health or location in the county. It is truly an inclusive event.”

“A healthy city participates,” race director Todd Rewick said in the press release. “With participation we can build a culture of health toward ending obesity-related diseases. We can literally make Solano the healthiest county in the nation.”

Funds raised by Sofitcity benefit the Children’s Network of Solano County and local physical activity, as well as youth-related nonprofits such as the Matt Garcia Youth Center.

Pledge for free online at www.sfcday.com to run or walk a mile. More information is also available on the website.

Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/amaginnisdr.

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey

Amy Maginnis-Honey joined the staff of the Daily Republic in 1980. She’ll tell you she was only 3 at the time. Over the past three decades she’s done a variety of jobs in the newsroom. Today, she covers arts and entertainment and writes for the Living and news pages.

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