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San Diego County Credit Union returns as sponsor of St. Patrick’s Day race
Half marathon and 5K supports East County charities
3/14/2014 12:00 a.m.
SDCCU, San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution, is returning as a sponsor of the second annual Run East County, a half-marathon and 5K run/walk on Sunday morning, March 16 in El Cajon.
The road race, featuring a 5K run/walk for those not ready for a 13.1-mile jaunt, will begin and end under the archway in downtown El Cajon. Starting time is 8 a.m. Live bands will perform on the course. Featuring a St. Patrick’s Day theme, the community celebration also will include a children’s play area, costume contest and beer and wine festival. A day-long Cross Fit competition matching teams from the same gym or community group will be held at the same time as the races in a nearby parking lot. Event organizers are expecting about 8,000 people to volunteer, participate in and run the route.
Run East County is organized by RunEC Foundation, a non-profit affiliated with the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program. Event proceeds will benefit several local non-profit organizations that assist people with developmental and other disabilities, including St. Madeleine Sophie’s Center, Partnerships with Industry, Noah Homes® and Home of Guiding Hands. Other benefiting organizations will include Stoney’s Kids, Salvation Army® El Cajon and National Guard®.
“We are proud to again support this community event that showcases San Diego’s growing East County region,” said Teresa Halleck, president and CEO of San Diego County Credit Union. “In addition, we are especially proud that this event has a worthy goal of raising money for several charities that provide human services to help close the gap between need and existing resources.”
SDCCU was a sponsor of last year’s inaugural half marathon and 5K, which drew 4,000 runners, walkers, volunteers and supporters and raised $20,000 for various charities.
San Diego County Credit Union is San Diego’s largest locally-owned financial institution serving San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. SDCCU has assets of $6.4 billion, more than 260,000 customers, over 30 convenient branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-FREE ATMs. From FREE Checking with eStatements and SDCCU Mobile Deposit, to home and auto loans, Visa® credit cards, money market accounts and business banking services, including commercial real estate loans. SDCCU provides breakthrough banking products that meet the demands of today’s lifestyle and delivers banking services that save customers money. Federally insured by NCUA and is an equal housing lender. For more information, visit www.sdccu.com.