Registration for the sixth annual Marsh Madness 5k/10k and ½ marathon run/walk is now officially open at Marsh Madness is a joint partnership of the Palo Alto Family YMCA and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

The event takes place at Palo Alto Baylands on Saturday, Oct. 27. It was created 6 years ago to raise funds and awareness for growing youth health challenges and combat the youth obesity epidemic. Marsh Madness is a professionally timed event on a USA Track and Field (USATF) certified course, and is part of the Palo Alto Grand Prix Series.

The event begins at 8:00 a.m., with the 5K run/walk starting at 9:20 a.m. and the 10K run/walk beginning at 9:00 a.m, and the half marathon starting at 8:30 a.m. After the walk and run, participants can stay for the post-race expo for free food, live music and awards.

Don’t forget, sign up and register before Sept 27 to save $5! Fees increase by $5 after September 27th.

5k Under 19: Y Member $10, Non-Y Member $15

Non-Y Member 5k Adult Y Member $30/$35

Non-Y Member 10K Under 19 Youth Y Member $10/$15

Non Y Member 10 K Adult Y Member $35/$40 Non-Y Member

1/2 Marathon Adult Y Member $40/$45 Non-Y Member

Add $10 for same day registration.

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