Welcomes Runners and Walkers of All Skill Levels

By Chris Clemens

The Galen New Year’s Resolution 5K Color Run begins and ends at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden on Saturday, January 9th, from 8 to 10 a.m. Runners, families, enthusiasts (and even dogs) of all ages can jump start their healthy New Year’s resolutions during this colorful event taking place on a USA Track and Field certified course.  All are invited to burn off calories while being doused from head to toe in different colors while traversing the neighborhood and trails that border Edgehill Drive.

Concluding the run, awards will be presented by age category, and all registered participants will receive a commemorative long-sleeved shirt and race bag. Even the canine participants are recognized and get a special bandana! In addition, a free post-event Resolution Celebration follows with museum admission, live entertainment, food, and special activities in the beautiful Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.

The Galen New Year’s Resolution 5k is produced by Klein Clark Sports of Palm Desert to benefit ongoing education and community programs at Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert. Sponsors for The Galen New Year’s Resolution 5k include Helene V. Galen, Donna MacMillan, Harold Matzner, Whole Foods Market Palm Desert, Bennion Deville Homes, Fresh Juice Bar, Chicago Partners, First Weekend Palm Desert, Signature Party Rentals, Westfield Palm Desert, Venue Sushi & Sake Bar, Cuistot, CV Link, lululemon athletica, Don Diego’s of Indian Wells, The Village Inscriber, J Russell Salon, Desert Doctors, Palm Springs Style, Desert Health News, CV Weekly, California Pizza Kitchen, Desert Cities Baptist church, FG Creative, Klein Clark Sports, Burrtec, Coachella Valley Art Scene, Xpress Graphics, Alpha Media, and  Music Media Entertainment.

Online registration is now open. The cost to participate is $40 for adults age 18-64, $15 for children ages 6-17, free for children age 5 and under, and $30 for military, veterans, and adults 65 and up. For more information call (760)346-5600 or to register online visit www.galenregistration5k.com.

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen is located at 72-567 Highway 111, on the corner of Highway 111 and El Paseo at the intersection in the Entrada del Paseo center. The museum can be reached at (760) 346-5600.

About Palm Springs Art Museum

Palm Springs Art Museum is the largest cultural institution in the Coachella Valley and includes three locations in Palm Springs and Palm Desert. The flagship building is located in downtown Palm Springs and features compelling art exhibitions, a vast permanent collection, and the 433-seat Annenberg Theater, all in a 150,000 square foot, architecturally-significant building. Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center, Edwards Harris Pavilion features exhibitions and programming that explores the rich topics of architecture and design. Admission to the A+D Center is free for the next two years thanks to an anonymous donor. Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert is an 8,400 square foot, Silver LEED-certified building named The Galen that presents rotating exhibitions and special collections. It is surrounded by the four-acre Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden featuring important sculpture works. Admission to the Palm Desert location is free, generously underwritten by Helene V. Galen. For more information call (760) 322-4800, visit www.psmuseum.org and follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.