This Sunday, October 14, starting at 8:30 a.m., the second annual 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Conor Lynch will be held in Sherman Oaks.
Conor Lynch, a student at Notre Dame High School, was 16 when he was killed on October 19, 2010 in Sherman Oaks. Lynch was hit by an SUV as he crossed Woodman Avenue with his school cross-country team. His parents established the Conor Lynch Foundation to benefit new and existing programs that raise awareness and promote the safety of pedestrians, runners, cyclists and young drivers.
Lindsey Combes, the executive assistant of the Conor Lynch Foundation said that, in 2011, participants made multiple loops around the Van Nuys Sherman Oaks Park. This year, the route will be different.
"This year, they will be taking it to the streets," said Combes, "running past the actual location and memorial bench, past Notre Dame High School, down to Riverside, past the Fashion Square mall and up Hazleteen into the park."
To register to participate, click here. Online registration is available until midnight on Friday. Donations are $30 for children and students and $40 for adults. To register on the day of the event, the donation is $75. The registration table will be at the start of the run/walk at the Sherman Oaks Little League at the north end of Sherman Oaks Park. For more information visit www.inhonorofconor.org, or click on the PDF above.
The Foundation is currently partnering with the American Automobile Association of Southern California to bring a teen safety fair to Notre Dame High School on October 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click on the PDF above for more information.
For more Patch stories on Conor Lynch, click on the links below. And click on the video above to learn more about Conor Lynch and driver safety.
PHOTOS: Huge Turnout for Conor Lynch 5K Run/Walk
Sunday: 5K Run/Walk in Honor of Conor Lynch: Send Us Your Photos
Conor Lynch 1994-2010
Conor Lynch Memorial Scholarship
Remembering Conor Lynch
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