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Parkway Fun Run for Everyone
Lauren Calcagno's Civitas Senior Project


Parkway Fun Run for Everyone

Lauren Calcagno's Civitas Senior Project with the ARPF


Message from the Race Coordinator:

Hello, my name is Lauren Calcagno and I am a senior at Rio Americano High School.  I am a 4-year Varsity Track and Field and Cross Country athlete and am also part of a political science academy called Civitas.  Civitas is a rigorous four year program that includes five semesters of classes, 100 hours of community service, a 75 hour summer internship, and a senior community advocacy project.  It connects students with their communities while allowing them to learn about issues happening around the world.  

I completed my internship this summer at the American River Parkway Foundation (ARPF)!  I wanted to intern at the ARPF because I train daily on the American River Parkway.  I have learned to deeply appreciate its beauty and serenity and consider it Sacramento's greatest jewel.  At my internship, I had a great time pulling invasive plants, collecting plant surveys, researching local biodiversity, and leading volunteer groups.  I learned about the Foundation, and realized they don't have nearly enough resources to constantly maintain and improve the parkway.  That is why for my Civitas senior project I want to help promote the beautiful parkway, encourage people to volunteer, and raise money to help the Foundation achieve its goals through a 5K: the Parkway Fun Run for Everyone!  Please help support the ARPF by signing up for my fun run below. 

If you can't make it to the race but would still like to support this cause, please consider making a donation on the left side of this page.  Thank you in advance for your generosity.     

Registration fees

5K Fun Run/Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $20.00
      Oct 8 – Oct 31
    2. $25.00
      Nov 1 – Nov 30
    3. $30.00
      Dec 1 – Dec 8

Contact Information

Event Location

Rio Americano High School, American River Drive, Sacramento, CA, USA

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