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Registration Now Open for the PAL Holiday Run

Post Date:11/20/2019 5:23 PM

Lace up your running shoes, put on your Santa hat, and join the annual Rancho Cordova PAL Holiday Run on Saturday, December 14! 

The run remembers our fallen officer Mark Stasyuk and features a 5K for adult and youth, 10K for adult and youth, and 1.2 mile family walk and run through Rancho Cordova. All runners will receive a long sleeve race shirt, commemorative race medal, and Santa hat. Registration begins at 7:30 AM, and the races begin at 8:30 AM.

Rancho Cordova PAL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is part of RCPD’s Youth Services Unit to build relationships between RCPD and youth through a variety of programs, at no cost to the kids. By registering for the run, you support the more than 3,500 local children that participate in PAL programs annually.

“The Holiday Run is a great way for us to come together to celebrate the holiday season in Rancho Cordova,” said Sergeant Rich Merideth. “Even more importantly, the event ensures we can continue to provide free, educational and leadership programs to make a difference in the lives of our kids.”

The Holiday Run is also a toy drive to support RCPD and Rancho Cordova PAL’s Christmas in Cordova program. You can support 300 families in need this holiday season by donating an unwrapped toy, as well as wrapping materials, at the event.

Lane and road closures will be in effect along the race routes between 6 - 11 AM on Saturday, December 14. The following roads will be closed: 

  • International Drive between Zinfandel Drive and Prospect Park Drive
  • Bridgeway Drive between International Drive and Disk Drive
  • Disk Drive between Bridgeway Drive and Prospect Park Drive
  • Prospect Park Drive between Tower Park Drive and International Drive
  • All other roads along the race routes will have lane closures.

RCPD has designated entrance and exit access routes so residents can come and go from the Capital Village neighborhood during the event. Visit for maps.

Register today and learn more at For questions, contact Rancho Cordova PAL at 916.875.9627 or email

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