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Welcome to the Chavez 5K!

Coach John Chavez taught and coached at every high school in St. Joseph. His name is synonymous with running in the city. Coach was about to come up on his 50 year anniversary of coaching and teaching when we lost him. To commemorate and honor this extremely admirable man, an annual 5K has been established in his name at Krug Park. All proceeds from the run will be donated to the Mark Reynolds Bike Fund. Runners and walkers will both be welcome for the event. The course will follow the cross country trails in historic Krug Park. The charity for the event is the Mark Reynolds Bike Fund. Read more about the MJR Bike Fund here.

The Chavez 5K was originally run on the course created by Coach John Chavez. To make the course easier, faster, and more attractive for participants, the course will be changed to a new route in 2015. There will be awesome finisher medals for all finishers, and awards for top three finishers, and top three finishers in each age group!