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May 10: Monrovia Fountain to the Falls Run and Firefighters Pancake Breakfast

The Fountain to the Falls Run/Walk is a 7 mile out-and-back race, from the Library Park Fountain to the Canyon Park Waterfall, with a Health and Fitness Expo set up along Myrtle Avenue, in cooperation with the Santa Anita Family YMCA.

This fourth annual race will be held on Saturday, May 10, at 7 a.m. First through third place awards will be given for each age category. The race is limited to 400 participants and advance registration is required. No race day registration will be accepted. The $35 entry fee (a registration fee is added to each entry) includes a t-shirt. The Health and Fitness expo opens at 6 a.m. and features Zumba in the Street for spectators as they wait for race participants to finish.

Participants can register on-line at No late starts or unregistered participants will be permitted. Registration will be accepted through Wednesday, May 7, or until filled. For additional information, please contact the Department of Community Services at (626) 256-8246. Complete details including street closures and parking restrictions can be found on the City's website:

Also on Saturday, May 10, from 7-11 a.m., the Monrovia Firefighters Association will host its annual pancake breakfast at Fire Station 101, 141 E Lemon Avenue, around the corner from the Fountain to the Falls finish line. The breakfast costs $5, kids under three eat free, and all proceeds go to benefit local charities. Kids under 12 can also participate in the Jr. Firefighter Challenge, donning firefighter gear and participating in a firefighter-themed training course. For more information on this event, please call (626) 256-8181. For more on the Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, see the City's website:

Source: Monrovia press release

- Brad Haugaard

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