Weekend “Fun Run” Raises $5,000 for Descanso Gardens

first_imgCommunity News Weekend “Fun Run” Raises $5,000 for Descanso Gardens From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 1:25 am Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Herbeauty10 Female Celebs Women Love But Men Find UnattractiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeauty Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Top of the News center_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 5 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it About 750 walkers and runners braved a heatwave to participate in the Descanso Gardens 5K Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, June 20. The walk and run got under way in the relative cool at 7:30 a.m. and followed a course winding through the 160-acre Gardens. The event raised $5,000 for Descanso Gardens.“It was a great event, and for a first-time run, we had a really good response,” said run coordinator Ryan Kugler. The run was produced by A5 Events of Burbank, which coordinates charity walks and runs. “Descanso is a great property with great trails, and this introduces it to a new audience,” he said.“Running is not an activity we allow in the Gardens every day because we are a botanic garden, not a recreational park,” said Juliann Rooke, Descanso chief operating officer. “I think people really enjoyed the chance to bring their passion for running and walking to this beautiful location in the cool of the morning. It was a great way to start the weekend!”Vendors and informational booths added to the festive vibe of the morning. Cedars Sinai Medical Center hosted a blood drive at the event. Martin Riese of Patina Restaurant Group and the nation’s first “water sommelier” provided samples of bottled H2O from around the world for the parched participants. And Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) issued a proclamation to Descanso Gardens in support of the event.Founded as a public garden in 1953, Descanso Gardens is located at 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. Descanso Gardens is a member-supported garden accredited by the American Association of Museums. Admission is $9 for adults; $6 for seniors and students with a school I.D.; $4 for children 5 to 12, and free for age 4 and younger. Join Descanso Gardens and enjoy free admission and early entry year-round. Descanso Gardens is open daily (closed Christmas) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended summer hours from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 18 to Aug. 20. For information, call (818) 949-4200 or visit www.descansogardens.org. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Business News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more