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35th Annual Walk Against Drugs returns Oct. 21

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The City of Mission Viejo and Orange County Sheriff’s Department will host the 35th Annual Walk Against Drugs from 8 am to noon on Saturday, October 21.

The event kicks off at 8 am with a rally at Mission Viejo High School (25025 Chrisanta Drive) with singer-songwriter Karly Moreno from NBC’s “The Voice” as the keynote speaker.

After the rally, participants will walk together up La Paz Road through the Oso Creek Trail and end at the Village Green at Oso Viejo Community Park (24932 Veterans Way).

The Community Fair and South County Disaster Preparedness Expo takes place from 9 am to noon and will feature a meet-and-greet with Karly Moreno, Sheriff’s Department displays, Orange County Fire Authority displays, interactive community booths, educational activities, food for purchase, entertainment, and games for all ages.

The walk is for all ages, and the first 1,500 participants will receive a free event T-shirt. For more information, contact 949-470-8433 or crimeprevention@cityofmissionviejo.org.

Stay tuned to the City’s eNewsletter and social media sites for updates in the coming weeks!


Submitted by City Staff on Mon, 10/16/2023 - 12:44 pm


For parking, participants can park at Mission Viejo High School, Newhart Middle or at the Norman P. Murray Center. Six shuttles run from 7 am to 9:30 am between Newhart Middle School and Mission Viejo High School. At 9:30 am, the Norman P. Murray Center is added to the shuttles route. Shuttles are set to run until 1 pm.

Essentially, for the Rally participants can park at MVHS or take a shuttle from Newhart Middle School to MVHS. At the end of the walk, at the Norman P. Murray Center, a shuttle can transport to either MVHS or Newhart Middle School.

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