Skinny Gene Strides for Prevention 5K

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Skinny Gene Strides for Prevention 5K

11/16/2014, 8:00AM
Road Runner Sports San Diego 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego CA 92111
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Diabetes has been passed down from generation to generation for far too long; it’s time that prevention runs in the family.

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Road Runner Sports San Diego 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego CA 92111

Date & Time

Sunday, November 16 2014

8:00 AM

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Join Us for the Skinny Gene Strides for Prevention 5K!

Sunday, November 16th at Your Road Runner Sports Store in San Diego 

5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA. 92111

Check In: 8:00am Your Skinny Gene Stride: 9:00am

Right now, 1 in 3 children (born after 2000) are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes in their lifetime; a disease that can rob a child of up to 23 years of her life.  One of the biggest factors in whether a child will experience life with or without diabetes, is family.

It is true that genetics play a significant role in the passing of diabetes from one generation to the next; however, being predisposed is not enough. A person’s lifestyle is the ultimate determining factor as to whether type 2 diabetes will be triggered or prevented.

In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month, we are hosting the Skinny Gene Strides for Prevention 5K run/walk to encourage family, fitness, and of course, fun. 

The Skinny Gene Project is the only non-profit organization in San Diego County with a diabetes prevention program that is recognized by the CDC.  Money raised from the race will be used to provide this prevention program to low-income, high-risk communities throughout San Diego County.


The Skinny Gene Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preventing type 2 diabetes. We help to educate those who are at-risk, empower them by providing personalized nutrition counseling, accountability and support, in order to prevent the progression of prediabetes into full-blown type 2 diabetes.

* This is a Family Fun Run with no Chip Timing and No Street Closures


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A BIG Thank You!


All of the teams and individuals who have signed up for the Skinny Gene Project Strides for Prevention 5k Run/Walk! Each and every one of you are a special part of the Skinny Gene Project community. Your participation in this event helps us encourage families and individuals to make positive changes in their daily routine, to prevent diabetes and live a happier, healthier lifestyles overall. Every step that you make on November 15th is a step towards diabetes prevention!

Now that you are ready to take Strides for Prevention, we are asking you to invite your friends and family to join us in the fun! To make this a truly memorable event, we want participants like you to be surrounded by friends and family, because fitness is more fun with a friend! As an added bonus, if you refer just one friend who signs up, you will be entered to win a $50 gift card to Yanni’s Restaurant in Scripps Ranch. Your name will be entered to this raffle the day of the race and the prize will be given at the event.

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