Fog Run

A scene from the 25th annual Fog Run at Lake Ming.

Rod Thornburg

Since 1988, the Probation Auxiliary County of Kern has hosted the Fog Run, and each year, it awards a portion of the proceeds to the Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault of Bakersfield.

The 29th Annual Fog Run takes place Jan. 6 among the misty trails of Lake Ming, with the option of a 5K or 10K trail, all while supporting the victims of domestic violence across Kern.

“We will have resource booths for domestic violence from lots of organizations and the Bakersfield Police and the Sherriff’s Department will also join us,” said Anita Ziegler with the Probation Auxiliary County of Kern. “We are hoping for about 800 runners and no rain. This isn’t supposed to be a mud run!”

Since 1988, PACK has hosted the Fog Run, and each year, they award a portion of the proceeds to the Alliance Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault of Bakersfield. The Fog Run is not only a great way to begin a healthy year, but also provides education and information on domestic violence services to participants.

PACK and supporting organizations at the Fog Run allow youth to become productive members of society with jobs and education. PACK assists at-risk youth, particularly those incarcerated or on probation in the juvenile justice system. Through services such as parenting support for teens, educational workshops and positive recreational activity, PACK gives at-risk young people the tools to stand up against and prevent domestic violence and gang activity.

Take Away Tattoos is a cornerstone program at PACK, which uses the latest tattoo-removal technology to provide a second chance. These are key services that create safer and healthier communities, both of which are worthy causes to support this new year.

Preregistration for the Fog Run is $25 but goes up to $30 after Dec. 31. Visit or for details on registration and packet pickup. 

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