JACK-O-SMASH 10K, 5K, 1K Fun Run and Family Festival
The Jack-O-Smash Run offers 3 race distances including a 10K, 5K and 1K Fun Run. Whether you're a competitive athlete or want to run/walk for fun, you won't want to miss out. A fast, yet challenging 10K and 5K course with an exciting finish line featuring live music are what you will find at this year's race! A free beer will be offered to every racer over the age of 21 in our Beer Garden.
The Family Fun Festival takes place immediately following the races and includes a "Heroes" softball game, expanded kids fun zone, live music, and of course the pumpkin smashing Trebuchet. A free Pancake Breakfast will be offered with members of the Poway Kiwanis and Elks Club of Poway cooking up the flapjacks!
The Kiwanis Club of Poway is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 where every dollar of profit will be divided among 3 special organizations:
Abraxas Transition Program (www.powayusd.com/en-US/Schools/HS/AHS/Transition/Transition). Since 1986, the Transition Program in the Poway Unified School District has operated as a community-based program designed to enhance and promote greater independence of practical life skills for young adults with developmental disabilities. The Transition Program provides training for individuals between the ages of 18-22 across Education/Training, Community, Vocational, and Independent Living domains.
PUSDSEF (https://www.powayusd.com/Departments/Special-Education/Special-Education) is a non profit organization with a mission to enhance the educational experiences and success of students served by the Poway Unified School District. The foundation directly supports Poway Unified School District through a Mini Grant Program. Educators, Staff and Specialist apply for mini grants throughout the school year. The grants fund curriculum, technology, sensory tools, and items needed to enhance the educational experiences for our children and young adults served by the Special Education Department. As a 100% volunteer run organization, all donations are put directly back into our schools and classrooms. The PUSD Special Education Foundation serves ALL 37 campuses within the district.
Poway Kiwanis Club - Serving the youth of Poway, the Kiwanis Club provides scholarships to students at Poway High School, Abraxas High School and the San Pasqual Academy. We also provide many programs to local children such as the Holiday with Heroes Christmas Shopping event where local undeserved children are given a $100 Walmart gift card, and are then paired up with a local Hero ( US Marine, Fireman, Policeman, Doctor, Nurse, etc.) and then they head into the store to shop for gifts for the child's family. The Kiwanis Club likes to call it the "Gift of Giving". We also work with Valley Elementary School at their after school program, the YMCA, Seany's Reach for the Sky Camp for children with Cancer, Camp Beyond the Scars, a camp for youth who have been burned and of course Rady Children's Hospital.