Friendship 5K
Run/Walk and Stroller Roll

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Friendship 5K Run/Walk and Stroller Roll

In the past 40 years of service, Friendship Academies have realized the need to educate families on the importance of incorporating physical activity and adopting healthier nutrition choices and habits.

Childhood obesity is a national epidemic. Nearly 1 in 3 children (ages 2-19) in the United States are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health conditions, heart disease, asthma, cholesterol, and high blood pressure. In the communities we serve, the obesity rates are as follows: Wilmington 30.4%, Carson 24.2%, Compton 19.1%, Torrance 19%, Lomita 17.3%

As early childhood professionals, advocates for children, and leaders in schools and communities, we are currently executing a Health and Wellness campaign to address preventative measures for childhood obesity in the communities we serve. Friendship Academies has partnered with Aztlan Athletics Foundation, promoting physical activity since 1976, to host our 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk & Stroller Roll for all the children, families, and the community to promote physical activity!

We are hopeful you can join us as we make history together and continue to promote good health, education, and awareness.

Location: Wilmington Waterfront Park
W. "C" Sreet, Wilmington, CA 90744
The Friendship Run/Walk and Stroller Roll will start and end at the park's West Pavilion.

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All Runners Receive

  • T-Shirt (Pre-Registered Only)
  • Top Overall Male & Female Runners
  • Awards
  • Custom Medal
  • Snacks

Overall Division Winners Awarded

Age Group Categories

  • 1K Divsion
  • 5-Under
  • 6-7
  • 8-9
  • 10-11
  • 5K Divison
  • 12-14
  • 15-17
  • 18-24
  • 25-30
  • 31-40
  • 41-50
  • 51-60
  • 61-70
  • 71-80
  • 81+
T-Shirts Availability: Guaranteed t-shirts for all pre-registered runners only.
Same day registration will receive a t-shirt while supplies last.

Race Info

Race Day Schedule

5K: Starts at 8:30Am
Kid Run: Starts at 9:30Am

The 3.1 mi. course loops throughout the 30 acre Wilmington Waterfront Park. The course is fast and flat, mostly paved Trails and bridges.
Ideal if you are a beginner, or if you are looking to set your personal record.

  • Course Certified
  • Chronotrack Chip Timing (Disposable)
  • Kiddie Run ($25)

Click Here to View Course Map

Click Here to View Overall Map

Virtual Run Option

Cover The Distance, Support The Cause
Choose your local community park and cover the distance by using your favorite application (Map My Run, Garmin, Strava, Etc.). When you finish, take a photo and share your accomplishment on social media and feel free to tag us on Instagram

Reward Accomplishment
You will receive a commemorative t-shirt and finisher medal after the event.
Your package may take up to 2 weeks after the event to arrive

Virtual Run Closes 2 Weeks Prior to the event.



T-Shirts Guarented To Pre-registered Runners ONLY

  • 5K Run/Walk & Stroller Roll
  • 5K Virtual Run/Walk
  • Kids Run (11 & Under)
  • *Price of registration will increase as event nears.

*Walk-up Registration: Booth near West Pavilion at Wilmington Waterfront Park.
Saturday February 16th 6:30AM to 8:00AM For On-Site Registration.

Race Day Schedule

Run/Walk + Stroller Roll 5K: 8:30 am
Youth 1K: 9:30 am

Pickup Information

Packet Pick Up

Pick up the packet at Friendship Academies between 5:00PM - 7:00PM at
931 N. Frigate Ave. Wilmington, CA 90744

Event Day Parking

Free parking on site (First come, first served)

Recommend: The use of Uber/Lyft and public transportation on race day.

Community Development Center


Community Development Center is a non-profit organization who has provided free or low-cost child care and early education services to families in the community since 1978. Community Development Center operates four (4) centers, known as Friendship Academies, that provide quality child development services to approximately 429 children through a comprehensive program which fosters the child’s emotional, interpersonal, physical and intellectual growth. Community Development Center's focus is the child, their family, and their community

23752 S. Main St.
Carson, CA 90745
C.D.C. Website


Contact Us

Event Director

Questions, comments and inquiries please email:

Edgar Pelayo

Aztlan Athletics

Run For health. Run For Communities.
719 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030


About Us

Aztlan Athletics owns, manages, develops and operates unique grassroots, community-based fundraising run/walk, health and wellness events.

Aztlan Athletics provides event management services to strategic community partners that incorporate health & wellness activities for their members and employees.

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