The Lakewood Run returns the morning of Saturday, March 3, 2018 when Sheriff’s deputies, recreational runners, families and kids will gather at the starting line in front of the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station to run the event’s 5K/10K course for time, or do the 1K “Fun Run” or a 5K walk. Lakewood’s tree-lined residential streets provide the backdrop. The flat, “runner friendly” course is “fast” for practiced runners and comfortable for fitness fans and family members. Professional timing will be used. Register online now at lakewoodrun.com/registration or download the PDF sign-up form at lakewoodrun.com/registrationform for paying with a check or to sign up a team. Mail-in registration is $35 until February 22. Online registration is $35 through March 1. The rate increases to $40 thereafter until the day of the race. On the day of the event, registration begins at 6:30 a.m. The 5K and 10K runs start at 8:00 a.m. The Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants directly support Soroptimist International of Lakewood/Long Beach and Lakewood Sheriff’s Station charity efforts in this family-friendly event, including the Su Casa Domestic Abuse Network, Pathways Volunteer Hospice, and uncovered expenses for the families of wounded or deceased deputies. Medals will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each category of the 5K and 10K running events. All finishers for the 5K/10K will receive finisher medals. There will also be a fitness expo, displays of public safety equipment and programs, and special giveaways from local businesses. To inquire about group rate entries or get more event information, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Major sponsors include Lakewood Center, Piazza Family McDonald’s Restaurants, TLD Law, Kenny’s Auto Service, Back to Life Chiropractic, CJ Construction and the City of Lakewood.