A message from Scott Bang, the One Mile Bang Race Director.
“The Los Gatos Athletic Association (LGAA) and the WVJS Racing Team are putting on the Sixth Annual Los Gatos Road Mile, “The One Mile Bang” to be held on Sun., June 26, 2016, 8:30 AM. A non-profit event benefiting City Team Ministries of San Jose, it is a one mile running race to be held on University Ave alongside Vasona Lake in Los Gatos, CA and is open to participants of all ages and abilities.
As the race director, I am putting on the One Mile Bang, partly because I love running, but also because it is a great way to raise money for City Team Ministries, which is an agency in the Bay Area that helps the homeless and provides many other programs for those who are struggling and trying to get their lives back. I have volunteered with City Team, and I found it is truly a great organization that has done and continues to do amazing things to help those in need.
My race is but a small part to try and assist the work that they do. It is our 6th Annual One Mile Bang, and I am hoping to continue to grow it so that we can be of more help and continue to draw more awareness to the problem of homelessness in our communities, and also show proof that there are solutions to the problem, which City Team demonstrates.
I am very grateful for those who participate, volunteer, donate, or sponsor the race and would like to thank you all in advance for your support of this exciting and uplifting local event. So, come on down and join us for the One Mile Bang, because anyone can run a Mile, and everyone deserves a home.” – Scott Bang, Race Director