Local News in Brief : Orange : Footrace Proceeds to Aid Orangewood Children


More than 3,000 runners are expected to participate in the fourth annual Toyota of Orange ‘Round Orange Race on Sunday.

A 5K, 10K and Kids One Mile Fun Run are being co-sponsored by the city and the Orange Chamber of Commerce. The racing events will complete a monthlong annual campaign intended to raise more than $200,000 to benefit abused and neglected children at Orangewood Children’s Home.

Peter Vidmar, 1984 Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, is honorary chairman of the fund-raising effort and will start the runs.


Race-day registration will begin at 6 a.m. at Peralta Junior High School in Orange. The 5K will start at 7:30 a.m. The 10K gets under way at 8:30 a.m. and the Kids One Mile Fun Run will begin at 9:30 a.m. Entry fees are $15 for the 5K and 10K and $8 for the Kids One Mile Fun Run, which is open to children 10 and younger.

Race participants will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt and a pancake breakfast, and will be eligible to win a 1989 car as a drawing prize. Winners of the 10K will receive round-trip air fares to London, a prize donated by American Airlines. The 5K winners will receive round-trip fares to Acapulco, including hotel accommodations.

Other corporate contributors to the event include Adray’s, AST Research, First Interstate Bank, Elfend & Associates, Straub Distributing Co. and VitaTech International.

Race entry forms are available at Toyota of Orange and the Ski and Sports shop. They also may be obtained by calling the Orangewood Children’s Foundation (385-8110).