Walk, Run, Ride or Roll into the Second Annual “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5k” at Auto Club Speedway


SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, Calif. (September 22, 2011) – Once again Auto Club Speedway proves that it is a leading destination for Southern California families.

On Saturday, Oct. 1, thousands of children and their families will join Auto Club Speedway Kids Club mascot Lefty at the second annual “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K.”  A FREE event for all participants, “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K” promotes healthy lifestyles by encouraging physical activity and healthy food choices. 

Participants will be able to walk, run, ride or roll around Auto Club Speedway’s 2-mile D-shaped oval, motorcycle road course and DiscoverIE FanZone.  Event check-in starts at 6 a.m. at the Speedway’s DiscoverIE FanZone, located behind the grandstands, with the green flag set to wave at 7:30 a.m.  Helmets are required for children riding or rolling on wheels.  For more information or to register for “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K” visit www.leftys5k.com.

In addition to the 5K, families will enjoy fun-filled activities at the Healthy Communities Expo that include a climbing rock wall, soccer clinics, Zumba classes, health screenings and so much more.

“Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K” is endorsed by Healthy Communities, an initiative supported by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors through the Department of Public Health and sponsored by the City of Fontana, RoadID, County of San Bernardino, Inland Empire United Way, “Active Outdoors”-San Bernardino County Department of Public Parks, Chaffey College, San Bernardino Community College District and Healthy Fontana.

For more information or to register for “Lefty’s Family Fun Day and 5K” visit www.leftys5k.com, call (909) 429-5611 or email lefty@autoclubspeedway.com.   


About Auto Club Speedway:  
Auto Club Speedway, is a two-mile oval located in Fontana, California and is home to a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race each March. The track also hosts the IZOD IndyCar Series, Historic Sports Car Festival, NHRA drag racing on the track’s Auto Club Dragway, and community events including Red White & Cruise, the annual Fourth of July celebration. In addition to auto racing and community events, the Speedway is home to numerous movies, television and commercial productions, photo shoots, new car testing, club racing and a variety of racing schools. The track is active for more than 320 days every year. 

Tickets to NASCAR and IndyCar Weekend at Auto Club Speedway are on-sale now.  For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1-800-944-RACE (7223) or visit www.autoclubspeedway.com.  For more information on event lodging, visit the Hilton Garden Inn, Fontana, the official hotel partner of Auto Club Speedway and Auto Club Dragway.


About Lefty’s Kids Club:  
Lefty’s Kids Club offers a free Green Flag membership for children 12 years old and under and an upgraded Checkered Flag membership for $10 that includes the official Auto Club Speedway Kids Club hat, folder, lanyard and drawstring backpack. Both Kids Club memberships offer children the exclusive opportunity to special events including free general admission seats on Friday and Saturday of NASCAR weekend at Auto Club Speedway and many events throughout the year at Auto Club Dragway. 

During Sunday of race weekend, admission tickets for Lefty’s Kids Club members are as low as $15 and members will enjoy the DiscoverIE FanZone Scavenger Hunt, Story time with a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Driver and the opportunity to win special prizes.  For more information or to sign up for either Green or Checkered Flag Kids Club membership at www.autoclubspeedway.com/kidsclub or call 800-944-RACE (7223).



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