Sunday, April 26th will mark the fifth annual Capital City Classic. Held in the heart of Downtown Sacramento, the race features the Pacific Association of USA Track and Field’s 12K Championship, along with Ten Mile and 5K races, plus a 2.62 Mile Mini Marathon and a free Half Mile Kids Fun Run.
The 12K and Ten Mile showcase the Sacramento River portion of the Downtown area, with highlights being crossing both the iconic Tower Bridge and the historic I Street bridge, along with sections through Old Sacramento, the Discovery Park area to the East and the Riverwalk to the West.
The 2.62 Mile Mini Marathon will see it’s largest field yet, with over 2,500 expected to take part; this includes a collaborative effort between the Runnin for Rhett Foundation and A Change of Pace Foundation to introduce thousands of school-age children to fitness. Their five week training program culminates with participation in the mini marathon, all at no cost to each child.by
The 9th Annual Positive Energy Kids Triathlon will return to its’ home at Arroyo Park on Sunday, May 31st.
This event is open to all kids, regardless of previous triathlon experience or athletic ability, who are ages 3 to 18 years old. The triathlon combines three everyday youth activities – swimming, biking and running – in to one great event. All children are recognized as winners as they cross the finish line and receive a heavyweight custom medal. The event is a fantastic way to show kids that exercise is fun! And, the complimentary post-race sno cones are a popular treat.
Sign up early to ensure your child’s space. There is a field limit and we often reach it in advance of event day. More info is available here: http://changeofpace.com/positive-energy-kids-triathlon/by
The 2015 Lucky Run was, some could say, luckier than ever! Race day saw amazing spring weather, lots of impressive accomplishments and a fun, festive crowd. Some of our personal favorite highlights included:
- The overall winner of the half marathon was Danville resident Tori Tyler. Tori also set a new women’s course record.
- Team Joe joined us for yet another event and continues to inspire many with passion and determination.
- Ten year old Jack Butler broke the 10 year old Association of Road Racing Statistics‘ half marathon record for ten year olds.
- An eight year old completed the half marathon with his dad.
- Davis Police Officer Alex Torres went above and beyond the call of duty with his passion, cheers and inspiration on the race course
- Dozens and dozens of runners and walkers who set personal bests upon completing their race.
- Kids from a local elementary school participated in our fun runs as part of a grant to the school and a our Foundations’ efforts to keep our youth fit and excited about running
- Complete race results are posted here.