Foster The Future
5k/10k Run/Walk

Saturday, January, 12th 2019 @ 8:30am

Foster The Future Run

The 4th Annual Foster The Future 5/10K Run/Walk & Youth Wellness Festival is coming to Pasadena, California just south of the world famous Rose Bowl! Join us on January 12, 2019 for this is a wonderful wellness opportunity to help support the Journey House of Pasadena which provides transitional services to emancipating youth. Erzhan Smith, an emancipated foster youth, and his adopted family, Rita and Ryan Smith are the founders of this event. They are helping to champion youth wellness in the Southern California
Erzhan Smith and his parents, Ryan and Rita Smith, are the event’s founders. Erzhan’s background inspired him to support and raise awareness about deserving youth and organizations who embody the core principles that empower emancipated youth to become self-sufficient adults. Together, we can all help to champion youth wellness in Southern California.

This is a wonderful opportunity to help support emancipated foster youth. Proceeds from the race benefit Journey House, whose sole purpose is to assist emancipated foster youth to meet their independent living needs. You may find additional information about Journey House at

Pasadena Roving Archers area
415 South Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena CA

Foster The Future
5k Run/Walk


Foster The Future
10k Run/Walk


Make a Donation
to Journey House

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Stuff We All Get

  • Finisher's Medal
  • T-Shirt
  • Goodie Bag
  • Timed Event
  • Food and Drinks
  • Music
  • Kids' Activities
  • Awards

Race Info

Course Description

Start and finish takes place on Arroyo Seco Trail just south of the Rose Bowl. It is a flat all trail course that takes people through the historic Arroyo Seco trail towards South Pasadena and then brings the participants back to the finish at the end of the trail by the Rose Bowl. Two water stations will be available throughout the course
Address: 415 South Arroyo Blvd, Pasadena CA

Directions to Start:

Pets on a leash only and must start with their owners on the back of the line, with the strollers and parents. Slower runners/joggers start just behind the front group, which consist of 5-7 minute per mile runners. Look-out for young children who start with a sprint. Please make your way to the start at approximately 8:00 A.M.

Race Map

Virtual Run

Cover The Distance, Support The Cause
For those that choose the virtual run option: Choose your local community park and cover 5k (3.1 miles) or 10K (6.2 Miles) by using your favorite application (Map My Run, Garmin, Strava, Etc.). When you finish, take a photo and share your accomplishment on social media and feel free to tag us!
Aztlan Athletics Instagram

Reward Accomplishment
You will receive your Commemorative Shirt and Finisher medal in your packet 2 weeks prior after the event.

Virtual Run Closes 2 Weeks Prior to the event.


  • 5k Run/Walk

  • 10k Run/Walk


Registration Policy

Registrations costs are non-refundable after sale. While every effort will be made to conduct the event, the race will be postponed or canceled if the weather/conditions is judged to be hazardous to the safety of participants and spectators. Entry fees will not be refunded if the event is canceled.

Race Day Schedule


5K/10K Run/Walk starts at 8:30am.

Awards Info

Results booth will be near the late registration area. Finisher medals to ALL participants who finish the run/walk. Awards to top in each division.

Additional Info

Race results to be posted near registration booth's day of event and online a day after.

Packet Pickup

Bib Pick Up

Bib pick-up available race morning between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. at event location.

Early bib pick-up will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019, between 5:00pm and 7:00 pm at

Road Runner Sports Studio City
12115 Ventura Blvd Studio City, CA 91604


Re-Usable Chip

Your packet will include a chrono track disposible chip and a bib.

Gear Check-Ins

Gear Check-in is available at entrance to event. You may store items inside at your own risk. Your bib number or name will be written down to check in items. Please do not leave any valuables there. We are not responsible for any loss of items.

Race Director

The Race Director, Jose Luis Zavala, (Aztlan Athletics) is in charge of the event; questions regarding course, venue, awards, conduct of the participants, etc should be directed to Jose Luis Zavala (626) 755-8489.

Event Day Parking

Event Day Parking

Free parking available inside location.

Journey House Youth

Journey House Youth

Journey House was founded by Tim Mayworm in 1983 after seeing the many unmet needs that youth who have "aged-out" of the foster care experience. Journey House's doors have been open to youth for over 35 years, providing shelter, offering support, instilling hope, and giving every youth who comes through a place to call home.


A huge Thank You to all our wonderful sponsors that make this event succeed year after year!

For more sponsorship information please download our Event Sponsorship Deck

Contact Us

Event Director

Questions, and comments please email:

Jose Zavala