VVCDP 1st Annual 5K Walk/Run To Aid The American Diabetes Association

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–The Victor Valley College Diabetes Prevention 5K Walk/Run will be held on Sunday, April 21st to raise funds to support the American Diabetes Association. The race course will start at Victor Valley College (18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, Ca. 92395) on the lower campus at 8:00 a.m. with Day of Event registration promptly beginning at 6:30 a.m.

This is a semi-challenging course for veteran runners, but is also suitable for the whole family. The race start is on Mojave Fish Hatchery Road and will head around the Campus along Jacaranda Avenue, completing a loop.

Awards for the adult and children’s portion of the event will be presented in categories such as male, female, specific age groups and overall first and second places. All attendees will receive a discounted runner’s lunch at La Casita Mexican Restaurant (12170 Spring Valley Pkwy Victorville, Ca. 92395) and those who purchase raffle tickets have the opportunity to win prizes, provided by sponsors. During the race there will be vendors showcasing Health, Wellness, and Fitness products.

The VVC Diabetes Prevention Program began on October 24 when team members (Management, Faculty, Adjunct and Classified Employees) began a voluntary one year Diabetes Prevention pilot Program. All participants received blood glucose screenings by Blue Cross and personalized fitness assessments by LDC Training. The purpose is to study employees who have been diagnosed as pre-diabetic and provide them with an interactive and monitored program that meets once a month. Members partake in educational workshops and listen to lectures given by specific field experts. Participants are instructed to make permanent lifestyle changes (better food selections & incorporate daily exercise) to further prevent the onset of Diabetes. Registration fees are as follows (includes a T-shirt {while supplies last} walker/runner number and goodie bag): Pre-registration entry fees are: $15 per person, before April 5. Day of Event entry fees are: $20 per person. The event is open and welcome to individuals of all ages. Children under the age of two are free, but will not receive a T-shirt. Registration is available by mail at: Diabetes 5K Attn: Karen Hardy, Victor Valley College, 18422 Bear Valley Road, Victorville, CA 92395 or in person at: VVC Fiscal Services Department (Building 10A) with Karen Hardy or Pearl Bandringa. Early registration is strongly encouraged to secure a place at the event. Entry Forms are available by clicking here.

Additional general information, sponsorship information, or vendor information can be obtained by contacting vvcdpp@student.vvc.edu.

The Victor Valley College Diabetes Prevention Program would like to encourage everyone to come out and participate in the 5K Walk/Run and help make it a huge success!


The Victor Valley Community College District (VVCCD) is one of 72 community college districts within the California Community College system, the largest educational system in the world, which encompasses 112 community colleges. The VVCCD has for 51 years provided its communities and students with quality and affordable career training, certificates, associate’s degrees, and preparation for transfer to four-year colleges or universities through Victor Valley College (VVC). In addition, the Skills 360 Workforce Training Programs provide fee based professional development, career courses and customized workforce development training for public and private agencies as well as the community at large. For additional information on the VVCCD, please contact Bill Greulich, Director of Marketing and Publi

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