DJF 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk 2011


Daniella Estrada 
The Darius Jones Foundation 


Saturday October 8, 2011

Morning Check-In: 7:30AM to 9:00AM

Morning Check-In will begin at 7:30AM.  We encourage all participants to arrive early.  Check-In will close at 9AM.  Please arrive before 9AM.

Event ends at 1PM

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Starting at: Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
1 Ferry Street, Martinez, CA 94553
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Ending at: John Muir Amphitheater
115 Tarantino Drive, Martinez, CA 94553


The Darius Jones Foundation
2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk

Online Registration has closed, but you can register at the event Saturday October 8th.  Registration will open at 7:30AM and ends at 9AM.  A t-shirt is not guaranteed but we will try accomodate.  Day of Entry fee is $30 for adults, $20 for children 11-18, and $5 for children 10 and under.  You can also purchase lunch meal tickets and raffle tickets at registration.

During registration we will offer complimentary morning snacks.  ABC 7 News Anchor Dan Ashley will join us from 8AM-8:30AM.

Opening Ceremony begins at 9AM.  Guest speakers include Martinez Mayor Rob Shroder, District IV Supervisor Federal Glover, and Pediatric Cardiologist Dr. Andrew Maxwell. 

The 5K Run/Walk will start at 9:30AM.  Afterwards, join us in the amphitheater for a BBQ and visit our sponsor and partner booths. 


The Darius Jones Foundation would like to thank our partners, sponsors and volunteers who have made this event possible:

Partners: American Medical Response, Annuvia, HeartSafe Community

Presenting Sponsors: Chairs for Affairs, United Healthcare, The Contra Costa County Employees Casino Bus Trip

CPR Sponsors: Arctic Express, ASA Basketball, De La Salle Basketball, Excel in Basketball, IAFF Local 1230, Kevin Rose- Reuben & Junius, Public Employees Union Local One, Rex Lock & Safe, Rocco's Ristorante & Pizzeria, Shamrock Office Solutions, Via Foundation 

Vendor Services: American Heart Association, Contra Costa Health Ministry Network, Heart of the Valley Pediatric Cardiology

Special Thanks To: Camp Concord, Clif Bar, Golden Warriors, Hayden Pastorini, Kinder's Meat & Deli, Oakland Raiders, Pacific Advertising Specialty, Spike's Produce, Starbuck's Martinez, Summit Spring Water, Wilma Lott Catering

Please join us for the Second Annual Darius Jones 5k Walk/Run on Saturday October 8, 2011 at the Martinez Regional Shoreline Park and John Muir Amphitheater.

The 5K will take place along the shoreline with water and bridge views.  We will begin with an opening ceremony and end with a gathering in the amphitheater.  Along with the run/walk, join us for music, food, great raffle prizes, and visit the educational booths.  Additions to this year’s event include professional race timing by Synergy Racing, an enhanced lunch menu provided by Kinder's & celebrity guest speakers!  

All proceeds from the event will enable the foundation’s commitment to creating awareness and education among players, coaches, referees, youth leaders and parents in all athletic leagues, on the importance of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) education.  We are also committed to providing availability and accessibility of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) at all sites where practices and game events are planned, organized and held. 

Last year’s 5K was a successful kick-off to the foundation’s fundraising efforts and we exceeded our goal!  Through our partnership with American Medical Response and with support from our sponsors and friends, the foundation has placed 27 AED’s in local schools!

Your participation this year will help us to reach our fundraising goal of $100,000.  This will provide 55 AED’s to local schools and 250 local coaches and community members with certified CPR training.

We hope you, your family and friends will join us for our Second Annual 5k Run/Walk on Saturday October 8th, not only to remember and celebrate the life of Darius, but to provide hope and preventative assistance to all athletes and families that could be confronted with the same tragic situation.