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6th Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk Was A Huge Success! Thank You All So Much!

From Kate: 

Our hearts are full and we are just so humbled by the support this morning at our 6th Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk. Thank you for supporting our annual event. It is a labor of love and I am so thankful to be able to put on an event that brings people together as a community for 4 hours. 🙂 Today was absolutely beautiful, the weather could not have been more amazing, and the crowd was energized! 

Getty was able to come, which made for an even better day. Getty and Mark flew through the course with great freedom. To see her light up and squeal was so special. Giving her the ability to have such a special day created around her makes all the work and organizing so worth it. All of it. 

The support of today gave us the ability to raise over $37,000. Funds raised will give us the chance to support more families affected by SMA.

This past holiday season, we were able to gift iPads to children with SMA. We are committed to getting technology into the hands of children that need special means to communicate, learn, and express their needs. Funds raised will help support our commitment to the SMA community. 

Providing supplies and medical equipment is also a commitment to the SMA community. We will continue to find ways to narrow the gap between needs and solutions. 

In order to support families, Getty Owl Foundation depends upon community support. This year has been simply breathtaking. We would like to thank the following companies for their commitment. 

Thank you to:

Lovell Foundation 

Dutch Bros. Coffee

California Family Fitness 

All three companies continue to show their commitment to not only to Getty Owl Foundation, but they also work tirelessly with many non-profits in the community. You are all making a difference for so many. 

We hope you had a great time. We hope you felt the love. We hope you come back and join us again next year. Sunday, February 25th to be exact. 

So here is to today, CHEERS! 

For those looking for race results, CLICK HERE to see your race time. 

Thanks again. 


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On the Hunt for Some Awesome Kids!

From Kate: 

Hey kiddos are you awesome? Come out to our 6th Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk and show us!

Join Dinger, Captain Fitness, and Herky and fellow awesome kids in our 1/4 mile kids run! 

Registration for 1/4 mile kids run is $15 and includes a race ribbon, tech event shirt, bib, and goody bag.

We will also be doing giveaways of some great stuff from: 

Sacramento River Cats

Sacramento Children’s Museum 

Grand Prize: A cool bike. Yep, it is pretty cool! 

After the run hang out for a bit. Get your face painted, eat a waffle, and enjoy some tunes! 




See you Sunday! 


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Homestretch to 6th Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk!

From Kate:

Countdown is officially here! Sunday we will be celebrating our 6th year of fighting SMA! So much has happened in these past years. We have met some incredible people, organizations, and companies that understand how important it is to fight on a united front. It is not hard to have passion to fight this horrible disorder. Passion, determination, and resolve are all very easy to pull from within. To raise funds to help families affected for Spinal Muscular Atrophy is difficult. Our annual Getty Owl Run/Walk has given Getty Owl Foundation a platform to spread SMA awareness and to raise needed funds to support families affected by SMA, as well as raising funds for research to one day help find a cure. 

Please consider joining us for a great community event. Our 1/4 mile kids run is always a favorite of our little ones. Running with Dinger (Rivercats), Herky (CSUS), and Captain Fitness (California Family Fitness) bring a fun and competitive nature to our younger generation. 🙂 

5k and 10k is an awesome route along the Sacramento River. This year in particular, it will be a great view of how much water we have accumulated in the past weeks of torrential rain. Much needed in our region for sure. 

Post-race festival will be a great time as well. Awards will be given to all age group winners as well as overall winners. Over 30 vendors, including coffee provided by Maui Wowie, and some amazing waffles, provided by Frenchy’s Waffles. Facepainting as well as a balloon maker will be complementarily on hand. Last but not least by any stretch of the imagination is our beloved DJ ZROKK. It is always a fun time and I hope you can join us. 

We continue to have a great outpouring of support on a virtual level. Thanks to everyone who has registered as a virtual runner/walker all over the USA. There is still time to become a virtual runner/walker as well. 

There is still plenty of time to register. 

See you soon!!!!!!

6th Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk

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Take Advantage of Today, Prices go up Sunday!

From Kate:


Oh boy are we getting closer! The last week before the run gets a little crazy, a good crazy. The house is layered in boxes of shirts, goody bags, giveaways, and logistical needs. Not too much space to walk around to get to one end to the other, but we make it work. I have found it helps you become very efficient. Instead of going to the kitchen several times a day, I go once and I get all I need for the morning, because I don’t know if I will be able to find the kitchen soon. 🙂 It is temporary, but also fun. 

One week away also means prices go up on registration. Today is the last day for pre-reg prices. Tomorrow they go up, so why not take care of it today and save a few bucks. 🙂 

With one week away my eyes have also been glued to the weather channel app. The rains have been an awesome change in our area and really for California in general. However I can say that I am hoping Mother Nature will “chill” for a bit, so we can have a dry event. So far she is listening, thankfully. We go rain or shine, but sometimes things are just more fun in the “shine”.  🙂 

So here we go:

Tomorrow registration prices go up! 


Register here today!






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We Are A Month Away…….Will You Join Us & Help Fight Spinal Muscular Atrophy?

From Kate:

We are ready! We are excited! We are pumped to about our upcoming 6th Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk! 

I wanted to give everyone a one stop shop for all things Getty Owl Run/Walk as I could, so here you go! 

First of all I would like to thank all of our incredible sponsors. Some have been with us since 2012 and without their support and commitment, this event would never had been able to connect and continue to make an impact in our community. The running community in Sacramento, in particular, is a very hard market to get into and then to have longevity is a whole other competitive monster. We were up for the challenge, but we truly understood that without support for area businesses and organizations, we would not be so successful. Please, do me a HUGE favor and find a way to patron any and all of these awesome sponsors! 


I would like to thank Rich, Kellie, and their awesome staff at Capital Road Race Management

I would like to thank every single person who has and will have registered for our race! Again, without the support of our community, both locally and nationally, we would never have a platform to be able to spread SMA awareness. You give us a voice. You give us the ability to help families affected by SMA. You give us an opportunity to help fund projects to help find a cure for SMA. Thank you! Every single year I get the intimate experience of standing on a ladder and looking at a sea of runners and walkers. My heart pounds with joy and comfort. I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. 

So let’s do this! 


Here are some FAQs:

1) 6th Annual Getty Owl Run/Walk 

    Sunday, February 26th 

    1/4 mile kids run, 5k, and 10k

    Crocker Park, Downtown Sacramento


2) So who can sign up?

          ANYONE and EVERYONE! 

3) What if I can’t be there physically? Can I still participate?

          -YES! We have a great “other” option for individuals that would like to participate even if you can’t join us physically. 

          – Become a Virtual Runner/Walker 

                    -You get a event tech shirt, bib, and goody bag sent to your house in plenty of time to wear on the event day. 

4) Can I have more details of the event? 

         -Sure. Here you go! DETAILS

5) Is there a Post-Race Festival? 

         -Yes! It will be awesome! LIST 

6) Will I have a good time? 

         –Ummmmmmm YES!!!!!!


If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at 





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