Tuesday, May 26, 2009

16th Annual Pleasanton Spirit Run

The Rotary Club of Pleasanton presents its 16th Annual Pleasanton Spirit Run on Sunday morning, June 21, in downtown Pleasanton. This exciting Father’s Day community tradition will benefit the Pleasanton Rotary Club’s Scholarship Program—assisting local high school students.

There is a race or walk event for every member of the family, including the 5K Run or Walk, or the 10K Run. In addition, there will be three separate Kid’s Challenge Races—for children ages 2-8. The 5K and 10K certified courses are flat and fast, using the monitored downtown streets of Pleasanton and a portion of the paved and un-paved Arroyo Trails. The start and finish lines are located under, or very close to the Pleasanton arch, located on Main Street. The Kids’ Challenge is a 100-yard dashes on Main Street, finishing right underneath the arch.

Trophies will go to the top male and female finishers. Beautifully etched-glass trophies will be given to the top male and female Masters (over 40-years old) winners. In addition, medals are given three deep in designated age groups for both male and female participants. Each child participating in the Kids’ Challenge will receive a finisher ribbon and a cookie from Mr. Cookie, himself.

All participants will receive at commemorative T-shirt and goodie bag, as well as refreshments and will each receive ticket to a huge after-race raffle. The 10K Race will start at 8:00 a.m., with the 5K Run and Walk will begin at 8:20 a.m. The Kids’ Challenge events will begin around 9:30 a.m. Check-in and race-day registration opens at 6:30 a.m.

Over the last 9 years, the race has brought in $323,000 in sponsorships and $148,000 in registration fees. Approximately $206,000 net has been raised and transferred to the Pleasanton Education Foundation for scholarship distribution.
COMING ATTRACTIONS

Watch local billionaires talk trash to local millionaires out on the run course!

Remember last New Year's Eve... You had a drink in one hand, and a cigarette and drink in the other, slurring to everyone in your most blowhard voice, "This year, I'm gonna do a triathlon!" Well, here ya go, Cha-Cha.
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