The San Diego community is invited to attend the 10th Annual Mitchell Thorp Foundation (MTF) 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Poinsettia Park in Carlsbad. The event will include a patriotic skydive demonstration, three live bands along the route, DJ warm-ups and dance contest, San Diego Padres Friar and Pad Squad, vendors, Family Fun Festival with games, prizes, bounce houses, food, and activities for the entire family. The annual event is MTF’s largest fundraiser of the year, supporting local families and children diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions. 

MTF was founded after 16-year-old Mitchell Thorp passed away from an undiagnosed illness. “Through our own personal journey with our dear son, Mitchell, we know firsthand the heartache that parents face when their child is diagnosed with a critical illness,” said MTF Co-founder Beth Thorp. “When communities of willing and giving hearts come together, miracles do happen.” For more information go to