On Saturday, March 4, thousands of San Diegans are once again expected to gather at Balboa Park for a morning of fitness, fun, hope, and inspiration. The 7th Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K in Partnership with Girl Scouts San Diego will enable the community to come together with one “voice” and share their commitment to creating positive change for children.

This run/walk is the primary fundraiser for the Chelsea’s Light Foundation’s Sunflower Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarships to San Diego County college-bound teens who embrace characteristics that reflect Chelsea King’s thirst for knowledge, service-over-self ethic, and indomitable spirit. To date, the Sunflower Scholarship Fund has awarded more than $396,000 to 63 deserving students. Girl Scouts San Diego will also receive proceeds to help keep Girl Scouting available and affordable for 35,000 local girl and adult members.

Finish Chelsea’s Run is about hope and the belief that we can protect the joy and innocence of childhood through the power of an engaged community. “Chelsea continues to bring us together to show that when we choose to use our voice as one, and demand better protection for our kids, we can create positive change,” said Brent King, Chelsea King’s father and co-founder of Chelsea’s Light Foundation.

“Girl Scouts and Chelsea’s Light Foundation share a common vision of recognizing and supporting young people who make the world a better place,” said Girl Scouts San Diego CEO Carol Dedrich. ”Chelsea was a Girl Scout, and this event is a wonderful way for our members to honor her memory.” Centered around a scenic 5K race and fun run/walk and alternate “Short and Sweet” one-mile course, this environmentally friendly event features a post-race Family Festival, hands-on activities for all ages including an obstacle course and Zumba, as well as live entertainment. The event will take place rain or shine, and race day registration is welcome. Entry prior to race day is $40 for adults, $25 for youth (ages 6 – 18), and $10 for children five and under. Additional information is available at www.chelseaslight.org.