Last Thursday the Chargers announced the date for their fourth annual Kaiser Permanente Bolt to the Q 5K & Kids 1K Fun Run. The race will take place on Sunday, July 20th, starting in the Qualcomm Stadium parking lot and ending on the team's 50-yard line.
While running Qualcomm Stadium may not be on every runner’s "bucket list," running across the 50-yard line, alongside your favorite running back, is certainly on the list of every NFL fan.
As in years past, Chargers Running Back, Ryan Mathews will join runners to help raise funds for the foundation he started with his mother, The Trish & Ryan Mathews’ Door of Hope Chest. The foundation, which is overseen by the Salvation Army, helps homeless mothers and children get the support and resources needed to change their lives.
In the official Chargers news release, Mathews said, "I know first-hand what these moms endure because my mother and I were homeless for a short time when I was little." He continued, "I wouldn't have the life I have now if it wasn't for my mom getting a helping hand and then doing everything she could to support me, even working three jobs. So I encourage all levels of runners to sign-up for the Bolt to the Q because it’s not just fun, it also helps families get the support they need."
I personally hope you will join The Little Team and register at Chargers5K.com! Don’t let the name fool you; so long as the race isn't sold out, there is no size limit to our team! Register by Tuesday, April 15th and save $5 dollars – you can stick that extra cash in your piggy bank and put it towards the San Diego brews served at the post-race tailgate party (21+, of course). See you at the Q!