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October 25, 2000|Mathis Winkler, (949) 574-4232

The Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation will put on the second annual 5K Run/Walk for the Arts on Sunday.

The event, which takes place on Balboa Peninsula on a flat course, will benefit the foundation, which is raising money for the renovation of the Balboa Theatre.

The foundation has raised about $2 million and needs to raise another $2 million to open the theater, said Dayna Pettit, the foundation's president.

Pettit, who said she will be running in the race, added that construction could start within a month if the foundation receives the necessary permits from the city. With construction time estimated at eight to 10 months, the theater could open next fall.

The race starts at 8 a.m. at the theater at 707 E. Balboa Blvd., loops through Peninsula Point, continues to the Wedge and finishes at the Balboa Pier on Main Street.

Fees are $22 before Oct. 26 or $25 for same-day registration. Both include a T-shirt and refreshments. Registration for the half-mile kids' run costs $5 and does not include a T-shirt. The kids' run starts at 8:10 a.m. Same-day registration begins at 6:30 a.m.

Information: (949) 673-0895.

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