The event, which this year is co-hosted by the Yreka Chamber of Commerce, specifically focuses on supporting those who have fought breast cancer, encouraging those fighting, and spreading information about the local mammogram fund Siskiyou County offers at Fairchild Medical Center.

The annual Yreka Breast Cancer Walk and Run will be held this Saturday, Oct. 19, at upper Greenhorn Park starting at 9:30 a.m. The event, which this year is co-hosted by the Yreka Chamber of Commerce, specifically focuses on supporting those who have fought breast cancer, encouraging those fighting, and spreading information about the local mammogram fund Siskiyou County offers at Fairchild Medical Center.

Walkers, runners and cyclists are welcome. Registration is $30 per person. Groups of four or more get a $5 discount for each participant. Kids 12 years old and younger can be registered for $10 to win a prize, but they do not have to participate in the walk/run. Categories to win a prize are:

• Most senior participant

• Youngest participant

• Largest group

• Most pink participant

• Wackiest walker outfit

Proceeds from this year’s walk and run will benefit local breast cancer fighter LaniMarie Bonds. Participants have a choice in route. There is an easy two mile walk option, which will take people around the Greenhorn Reservoir. The five mile run option will consist of a mile around the reservoir then onto the dirt Miners Trail and over to the dirt Big Ditch Trail until the water tower, then heading back on those trails – a three mile total – before the final mile around the reservoir.

Five miles around the reservoir is also an option for people who would prefer to stay on pavement.

“This is a very fun event. We have music and refreshments and this year we will have Kristin Langford, a professional photographer, there to take pictures,” the walk/run’s organizers said. There will also be categories to win additional prizes. View the Yreka Breast Cancer Walk and Run’s Facebook Page for more details.

“Weather permitting we will have a drone also getting footage of our event and a group aerial photo of all of the participants and volunteers in the shape of a ribbon,” the organizers shared.

To register prior to the event, visit raceroster.com and type “Yreka” into the “Search” field in the upper left corner of the webpage.