Campbell community briefs for the week of Oct. 11

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Oktoberfest Fun Run

Campbell’s Oktoberfest weekend starts with the 12th annual Oktoberfest Fun Run on Oct. 19. The family-friendly event features a 10K, 5K and 250-yard Kids’ Dash along the Los Gatos Creek Trail.

After the race, runners and walkers can head to Downtown Campbell for the Oktoberfest Festival, with lots music, art, dancing, food and beverages. Oktoberfest will be held Oct. 19-20.

Racers age 21 and older must register by Oct. 11 to receive an official Campbell Oktoberfest Festival stein. Those under age 21 receive a race medal. All pre-registered 10K and 5K participants receive a free race shirt, and Kids’ Dashers receive a race medal.

Registration is $45 for adults, $25 for ages 20 and under, and $10 for the Kids’ Dash. Register online at

Men in pink

For the third year in Silicon Valley, 25 men will participate in the American Cancer Society’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign throughout October to help fight breast cancer. Each Real Men Wear Pink participant accepts a fundraising challenge of $2,500 and will compete to be the top fundraiser among his peers by the end of the campaign.

This year’s fundraisers kicked off their campaign at Boilermaker in downtown Campbell. Participants include Markus Breitbach, CEO of Help and Care in Saratoga. All 25 men are asked to wear pink every day in October.

“Funds raised help us save lives from breast cancer through early detection and prevention, innovative breast cancer research and patient support,” said Tami Shepherd, head of the Silicon Valley campaign.

To donate to the campaign, visit

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