Saturday, June 6 is the date set for the annual running of the Idyllwild 5k/10k Race and Fitness Walk. “We’re just a bit behind schedule but everything will be ready by race day,” said Matt Kraemer, Idyllwild School principal and race committee member.
Bill Whitman, publicity coordinator for the committee, said there has been a changing of the guard with many of the original members of the committee no longer actively involved.
The new committee consists of Kraemer, Whitman, Dan Roberts, Dave and Barbara Pelham, Michael and Anna Slattery, Mona Gutierrez, Darren McKay and Chip Schelly.
“Chip has been really helpful in getting in touch with advertisers and sponsors,” said Kraemer.
The race raises about $4,000 annually to fund physical education supplies at Idyllwild School. In the past the race has funded a climbing wall in the gymnasium, artificial grass on the playing fields, the gym scoreboard, treadmills, elliptical equipment and other equipment which, without the race proceeds, would not have been funded.