The Oct. 19 fundraiser brought together some 500 registered participants, with food trucks, costume contest, and more. Proceeds are set to benefit Palomar students through scholarships, textbook resources and emergency grants.

SAN MARCOS, CA — Hundreds of runners and walkers in costume raced through campus on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 in the Palomar College Foundation’s second annual Monster Dash and Bash 5K Run/Walk. The event raised more than $75,000 to support Palomar students through a variety of initiatives led by the Foundation, including scholarships and textbook support.

The morning “dash”—a route that took participants through the newly renovated Edwin and Frances Hunter Arboretum—was followed by a “bash” that included awards for the day’s best costumes, plus a variety of sponsor booths, a silent auction, a beer and mimosa garden, face painting, photo booth and DJ.

“The second Monster Dash and Bash was a huge success, in terms of money raised to support our students—but also in terms of fun and entertainment,” said Stacy Rungaitis, Executive Director of the Palomar College Foundation. “Our participants had a great time for a good cause, and got to enjoy our beautiful campus in a fun and unique way.”

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