The San Diego Junior Lifeguard Festival will produce its first Willie Calabrese Memorial Run/Swim/Run on Aug. 3, in memory of William Calabrese, a Pacific Beach native who passed away Sept. 2, 2012 after being critically injured in a fireworks accident. Calabrese was also a graduate of La Jolla High School where he played on the water polo team.
The event will be held on the beach at 3400 Ocean Front Walk and 700 Ventura Place in Mission Beach. Check in is at 6:30 a.m. with the event start at 8 a.m.
Registration for the Run/Swim/Run event closes at noon on Friday, July 26. The Willie Calabrese Memorial Run/Swim/ Run is open to the public and will involve a two-mile run from Mission Beach to Crystal Pier, a half-a-mile swim around the pier, and a two-mile run back to the finish line.
Event registration is $30 and includes a T-shirt. Participants can select a breakfast option for $7 and/or lunch for $7. All of the proceeds will go to The San Diego Junior Lifeguard Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting drowning prevention through aquatic safety and education in San Diego.