Oct 29, 2015
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Participants in Saturday’s highly-anticipated 29th Annual GRIP Harmony Walk/5K Run, which this year falls on Halloween Day, are in for a real treat.

On Saturday morning, droves of costumed walkers and runners will set off from Nichol Park for what promises to be one of the most colorful GRIP Harmony events yet. And right after the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., the park will host a large festival featuring children activities, food trucks, music, performances and dozens of exhibitors who will reportedly be handing out treats to Trick-or-Treaters.

Check-in registration for the walk/run opens at 7:30 a.m., with the run launching at 8:50 a.m. and walkers at 9 a.m.

Those participating in the run/walk have been fundraising to benefit Contra Costa County’s homeless population. The event brings hundreds of friends, families, local businesses, congregations and corporate and media partners together with the goal of raising money for those in need, has proven over the years to have a dramatic impact on improving the lives of local families and individuals.

For more information, visit the event website here or read our two previous stories on the walk/run here and here.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.