This year, the Tiger Run is going national, sort of.
In light of the coronavirus pandemic — which has shut down any hope of the normal run as well as other avenues for typical fundraising — the South Pasadena High School Booster Club is presenting a virtual Tiger Run that kicks off next week. Participants will have from Friday, Nov. 20, through Saturday, Dec. 5, to log their 1 kilometer, 5 kilometers, 10 kilometers — or really, any distance, anywhere they might happen to be — to raise funds for the boosters and all of the organizations they support.
“It’s a 23-year tradition and we can’t not do something, but in this pandemic era, how do you do it?” said Bill Buckley, who has planned the Tiger Run for the boosters for three years. “We’re trying to give them the ability to show their Tiger spirit, but in a safe way.”