The weather could not have been better, not too hot, not too cold for the marathon, 5K and 1K runners and walkers participating in this year’s Habitat for Humanity Hemet San Jacinto fundraising Marathon at Diamond Valley Lake in Hemet March 4.
The special event brought approximately 500 participants to the fun race that Habitat for Humanity officials hoped will bring $60,000 for the housing projects in the valley.
Habitat for Humanity is a sweat equity program designed the help low income families own their own home. The volunteer driven nonprofit program is an international organization building simple, decent, affordable housing for people living in substandard conditions. Each family must put in 500 hours of labor “sweat equity” and make low non-interest mortgage payments. The homes are sold at no interest/no profit.
To help Habitat for Humanity Hemet San Jacinto call (951) 658-0235 or write Habitat for Humanity, P.O.Box 1574, San Jacinto, CA. 92581-1574.
It’s hard to say who is having more fun here, father or son, as they start off to run/walk the “Run in the Valley of the Mastodons” 5K Run at Diamond Valley to help fund the Habitat for Humanity projects in the Hemet San Jacinto Valley. Tony Ault photo.
More than 150 participants take off at the starting line for the 15th annual Diamond Valley Lake 5K to raise funds for needy families through Habitat for Humanity’s Hemet San Jacinto chapter Saturday, March 4. Tony Ault photo.