FILE — Medal winners (from left) Sagrario Castillo, Eileen Esporo and Jennifer Yniguez celebrate their victory in the adult women division of the 2019 Orange and Black 5K. After a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the race returns this year to kick off the July 4 activities at Central Park in Gonzales. (Michael Ramirez/Staff)

GONZALES — A return to normalcy in California means the return of the Orange and Black 5K on the Fourth of July in Gonzales.

The Gonzales Rx Pharmacy Seventh Annual Orange and Black 5K will kick off the July 4 activities at Central Park in Gonzales. Last year’s race was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Check-in and registration on site open from 7 to 7:45 a.m. on race day, with the start time for the race scheduled for 8 a.m. There will be a fee for all adult participants, and the race is free for students.

All runners will receive a T-shirt and event bag with goodies. There will also be awards and raffle prizes.

Payments for the adult entry fee may be brought in to the Gonzales Rx Pharmacy, mailed in or paid via Venmo.

All proceeds go toward Gonzales High School scholarships for students who pursue careers in health care. The event has given away a $1,000 scholarship every year for the past five years.

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