Runners get off to a fast start in the 5K race in the annual Fog Run early Saturday morning at Lake Ming. The Fog Run consisted with a 10K and 5K run.

The Fog Run celebrates its 30th anniversary on Jan. 5 at Lake Ming. The annual event, sponsored by the Probation Auxiliary County of Kern, raises funds for at-risk youth, as well as the Alliance Against Family Violence.

PACK works alongside Kern County Probation to provide support and services that enable people to become productive members of the community, according to Anita Ziegler, Kern County Probation volunteer services coordinator. One way they do this is through its tattoo removal program, which offers free removal of derogatory and gang-related tattoos.

They also serve the community through their “I’m Somebody” program, which is presented to local second-graders and works to build self-esteem and combat bullying. And they have a scholarship program that gives kids and adults on probation the opportunity to attend college.

“It’s our 30th anniversary, so we’re hoping for a great turnout and some fog!” said Ziegler of the event.

Registration begins at 6:30 a.m., with the race starting at 8.

Participants can preregister at www.ultrasignup.com through Jan. 2 for $25. After that, the cost to register goes up to $30.

It’s a fun event for the whole family, with age groups ranging from 10- to 70-year-olds. You can even bring your dog.

“It’s one of our biggest events of the year (due to) the support we get from our community, sponsors and volunteers,” said Ziegler.

Two of their platinum sponsors are Rabobank and Rodriguez and Associates. 

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