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Bastille Day Party to Benefit Food Bank

Run, ride, climb, eat and drink this weekend to celebrate Bastille Day and help the needy of Orange County.

The 14th annual DiTech Funding Bastille Day Celebration is scheduled for Saturday at the Sutton Place Hotel, 4500 MacArthur Blvd. in Newport Beach. Proceeds will go to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, which provides food to 180,000 people a month through a network of 298 nonprofit agencies.

The day’s events will run from 2 to 8:30 p.m.; they’ll include a 5K run, an 8K run/walk, an 8K corporate team competition, a 25-mile family bike ride, a climbing wall, a sports expo and an 8K race for Indy Life Masters Circuit elite runners, with a $5,000 purse.

In addition, a block party will feature music by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack and by Richard Smith, international cuisine, and refreshments from the Old Towne Brewing Co. and Beaulieu Vineyard.

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Entry fees are $23 for adults and $15 for children. Spectators get in free. Information: (714) 288-9080.


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