The legacy of Faustina Rosas lives on, thanks to the Manteca Unified Student Trust.
The annual MUST Pumpkin Run, which was renamed the Faustina Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run in 2012 in honor of the late longtime administrative assistant to Superintendent Jason Messer and a founding member of the non-profit MUST, is once again sending out invitations for runners to take part in the annual event set for Saturday, Oct 4. Runners can take part in the 1 mile or 5K run.
Registration will be at 7 a.m., with the 1 mile run starting at 8 a.m. Registration for the 5K run will begin at 8:30 a.m. Awards will be given away at 10 a.m.
The run will begin in downtown Manteca on the corner of Elm Avenue and North Street – where registrations will take place – and will continue on to Alameda, across Alameda and Louise Avenue, then turn around at Northgate retracing the route. For the one-mile runners, the turn-around will be at the bike path at Alameda.
Entry fees are $20 for a single race which includes a T-shirt, $70 for family pre-registration only for a single race (plus four T-shirts). Registration for a single race the day of the event will be $25 plus a T-shirt; however, quantities are limited. Pre-registrations must be received by Sept. 26.
The Manteca Unified Student Trust foundation (MUST) was established to support the students of Manteca Unified. Those who would like to make a contribution to MUST are asked to visit the organization’s web site at www.mantecausd.net and click on MUST. Entry fees to the Pumpkin Run are tax deductible. Receipts, if requested, will be given at registration.
For more information about the Rosas Memorial Pumpkin Run, call 858.099.
Rosas, who was with the Manteca Unified for 35 years, lost her long battle with cancer on Sept. 17, 2012 at the age of 54.