Running is Back at the Palo Alto Baylands After 2 Year Hiatus

 

PALO ALTO — It was a welcome sight to see and a return to “normal” for many this past Friday evening, September 17th, when the 37th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run was held for the first time in two years. Runners and walkers from across the Bay Area, most wearing masks, took off on their 5K, 10K or Half Marathon run/walk under clear skies.

Held at 7:00 p.m., the evening’s largest division was the 5K walk. Held for fitness and fun, this division doesn’t record finish times, rather the focus on completing the 3.1 mile route and fundraising for the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, which raises money to support non-profits serving families and children in the Palo Alto area.

The nonprofits use these grants, which generally range from $5,000 to $20,000, to pair low-income students with Stanford mentors, provide grief support to children and adults in their native language, offer legal assistance to struggling East Palo Alto renters, feed local seniors daily healthy meals, and so much more.

The 5K walk had nearly 700 participants.

Later in the evening were the timed runs: a 5K Run, 10K Run, and a Half Marathon.

In the 5K Run, it was a close finish between Kenji Tella, 17 of Palo Alto, and John Miller, also 17 and from Palo Alto. The duo sprinted the final stretch down Geng Road to the finish line and finished with net times of 16:42 and 16:49, respectively, with Tella just barely edging out Miller in the final stretch. The women’s 5K was won by Ilan Jen-La Plante, from San Jose, with a time of 19:24.

The 10K was won by Eoin OConnell, a Palo Alto resident, who had placed 3rd overall in the 10K division in 2019. It was a sweet return for OConnell as he crossed the finish line in 33:55, besting his 2019 time by just over 3 full minutes. Emma Dohner of Menlo Park won the women’s division in 38:49, outrunning second place by 11 seconds.

The 2021 half marathon was won by Adrian Amaral, who finished in 1:20:49. Anitra Romfh was the women’s winner, completing the 13.1 mile route in 1:40:21.

Complete race results can be found online here.

       

Upcoming Events

 
  1. Folsom Firecracker

    July 4 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
  2. Davis Moonlight Race

    July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  3. Paddlesplash Water Festival

    July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Tahoe Na-lu

    August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 3:00 pm
  5. Davis Labor Day Run

    September 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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8 weeks til the Davis Moonlight Run! (Is summer really this close???!) β˜€οΈ πŸŒ™ 

Entry fees for timed events start at $30 (or $25 for youth). 2K, 5K, 10K, and Ten Mile.  Prices go up May 21!

#davismoonlightrun #davismoonlightrace #moonlightrun #runsac #rundavis #davisca #daviscalifornia
8 weeks til the Davis Moonlight Run! (Is summer really this close???!) β˜€οΈ πŸŒ™ Entry fees for timed events start at $30 (or $25 for youth). 2K, 5K, 10K, and Ten Mile. Prices go up May 21! #davismoonlightrun #davismoonlightrace #moonlightrun #runsac #rundavis #davisca #daviscalifornia
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Before the BBQ and the fireworks show, slip some exercise into this year's July 4th lineup. The Folsom Firecracker Run is back with 3 distances to complete: 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K. 

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Baby joggers, walkers, and well-behaved dogs are all welcome! 
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Entry includes t-shirt and finisher medal. 
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Discounts for kids 12 and younger. 

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ More info + Course maps: changeofpace.com
Before the BBQ and the fireworks show, slip some exercise into this year's July 4th lineup. The Folsom Firecracker Run is back with 3 distances to complete: 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Baby joggers, walkers, and well-behaved dogs are all welcome! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Entry includes t-shirt and finisher medal. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Discounts for kids 12 and younger. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ More info + Course maps: changeofpace.com
2 weeks ago
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2/9
Congrats are in order for Anthony Cortes! On 4/24, he won the Pleasanton Run for Education 5K in 15:41, which is a new event record (prior fastest 5K finish was 16:21). 
Nice work, Anthony! @anthony.j.cortes22

#pleasantonrunforeducation #ppierun #5Kwinner #halfmoonbayrunners  @pleasantonppie
Congrats are in order for Anthony Cortes! On 4/24, he won the Pleasanton Run for Education 5K in 15:41, which is a new event record (prior fastest 5K finish was 16:21). 
Nice work, Anthony! @anthony.j.cortes22

#pleasantonrunforeducation #ppierun #5Kwinner #halfmoonbayrunners  @pleasantonppie
Congrats are in order for Anthony Cortes! On 4/24, he won the Pleasanton Run for Education 5K in 15:41, which is a new event record (prior fastest 5K finish was 16:21). 
Nice work, Anthony! @anthony.j.cortes22

#pleasantonrunforeducation #ppierun #5Kwinner #halfmoonbayrunners  @pleasantonppie
Congrats are in order for Anthony Cortes! On 4/24, he won the Pleasanton Run for Education 5K in 15:41, which is a new event record (prior fastest 5K finish was 16:21). 
Nice work, Anthony! @anthony.j.cortes22

#pleasantonrunforeducation #ppierun #5Kwinner #halfmoonbayrunners  @pleasantonppie
Congrats are in order for Anthony Cortes! On 4/24, he won the Pleasanton Run for Education 5K in 15:41, which is a new event record (prior fastest 5K finish was 16:21). Nice work, Anthony! @anthony.j.cortes22 #pleasantonrunforeducation #ppierun #5Kwinner #halfmoonbayrunners @pleasantonppie
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3/9
So happy to be back at the Sac State 5K Fun Run. 🐝 The energy here is always awesome! 

#sacstate5k #sacstate5kfunrun #sacstate  #thewellatsacstate @wellsacstate @sacstate #runsacramento
So happy to be back at the Sac State 5K Fun Run. 🐝 The energy here is always awesome! 

#sacstate5k #sacstate5kfunrun #sacstate  #thewellatsacstate @wellsacstate @sacstate #runsacramento
So happy to be back at the Sac State 5K Fun Run. 🐝 The energy here is always awesome! 

#sacstate5k #sacstate5kfunrun #sacstate  #thewellatsacstate @wellsacstate @sacstate #runsacramento
So happy to be back at the Sac State 5K Fun Run. 🐝 The energy here is always awesome! #sacstate5k #sacstate5kfunrun #sacstate #thewellatsacstate @wellsacstate @sacstate #runsacramento
3 weeks ago
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4/9
The @johnadamsacademy  Revolution Run 5K and 1 Mile is this Saturday, April 30th in #Roseville. Enjoy a run/walk along the nearby #minersravinetrail 
 followed by fun postrace activities such as bounce houses, a petting zoo, dunk tank, food trucks, and music. 

For more info: visit revolutionrun.org
The @johnadamsacademy Revolution Run 5K and 1 Mile is this Saturday, April 30th in #Roseville. Enjoy a run/walk along the nearby #minersravinetrail followed by fun postrace activities such as bounce houses, a petting zoo, dunk tank, food trucks, and music. For more info: visit revolutionrun.org
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5/9
Our team was in Pleasanton this weekend assisting with the 10th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education (5K, 10K, 15K) Run.  Not only was this a great race on a perfect spring morning, but it raised money for K-12 public education.
Our team was in Pleasanton this weekend assisting with the 10th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education (5K, 10K, 15K) Run.  Not only was this a great race on a perfect spring morning, but it raised money for K-12 public education.
Our team was in Pleasanton this weekend assisting with the 10th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education (5K, 10K, 15K) Run.  Not only was this a great race on a perfect spring morning, but it raised money for K-12 public education.
Our team was in Pleasanton this weekend assisting with the 10th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education (5K, 10K, 15K) Run.  Not only was this a great race on a perfect spring morning, but it raised money for K-12 public education.
Our team was in Pleasanton this weekend assisting with the 10th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education (5K, 10K, 15K) Run. Not only was this a great race on a perfect spring morning, but it raised money for K-12 public education.
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6/9
11 weeks til race day! Is summer really that close?! This year is flying by!

Register by May 2nd to receive the "early bird" (early cow?) Davis Moonlight Run entry fees. $40 - 5K/10K, $60 - Ten Mile, $30 - 2K. Discount for youth ages 1-17 years.

Race Day is Sat. night, July 9.

https://runsignup.com/davismoonlightrun

#davismoonlightrun #davismoonlightrace #moonlightrun #tenmile #davisCA #rundavis #runningindavis #davis #norcalrunning #runsacramento
11 weeks til race day! Is summer really that close?! This year is flying by! Register by May 2nd to receive the "early bird" (early cow?) Davis Moonlight Run entry fees. $40 - 5K/10K, $60 - Ten Mile, $30 - 2K. Discount for youth ages 1-17 years. Race Day is Sat. night, July 9. https://runsignup.com/davismoonlightrun #davismoonlightrun #davismoonlightrace #moonlightrun #tenmile #davisCA #rundavis #runningindavis #davis #norcalrunning #runsacramento
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7/9
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ We're thrilled to share that we will be bringing the Folsom Firecracker Run back to your annual Fourth of July lineup! 

After a 2 year pandemic hiatus, the event will return to the paths of Folsom on Monday, July 4th.  Races will start and finish line the same location as before.

This year's event will have a few changes though - we have added a 2 mile family-friendly course which we'll host in addition to the 5K and 10K, and there will also be sparkly red-white-and-blue finisher's medals for all participants. Entry is just $30 if you register by May 31. 

We hope to see you out there in your red, white, and blue! 

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ More info: changeofpace.com

#folsomfirecracker #folsom #folsomca #runsacramento #july4run #runjuly4th #folsomfirecrackerrun πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ We're thrilled to share that we will be bringing the Folsom Firecracker Run back to your annual Fourth of July lineup! After a 2 year pandemic hiatus, the event will return to the paths of Folsom on Monday, July 4th. Races will start and finish line the same location as before. This year's event will have a few changes though - we have added a 2 mile family-friendly course which we'll host in addition to the 5K and 10K, and there will also be sparkly red-white-and-blue finisher's medals for all participants. Entry is just $30 if you register by May 31. We hope to see you out there in your red, white, and blue! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ More info: changeofpace.com #folsomfirecracker #folsom #folsomca #runsacramento #july4run #runjuly4th #folsomfirecrackerrun πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
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8/9
Prepping personalized bibs for the upcoming Pleasanton Run for Education means we get to see bibs like this. Love to see it.πŸ’™ 

Here’s to all the teachers and staff who work tirelessly to provide their students with the best education possible!! Thank you!! 

#ppierun #runpleasanton #fleetfeetpleasanton @pleasantonppie #pleasantonrunforeducation @pleasantonusd @workday @uxreactor @pncbank @fleetfeetpleasanton
Prepping personalized bibs for the upcoming Pleasanton Run for Education means we get to see bibs like this. Love to see it.πŸ’™ Here’s to all the teachers and staff who work tirelessly to provide their students with the best education possible!! Thank you!! #ppierun #runpleasanton #fleetfeetpleasanton @pleasantonppie #pleasantonrunforeducation @pleasantonusd @workday @uxreactor @pncbank @fleetfeetpleasanton
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ACoP on Instagram

 
8 weeks til the Davis Moonlight Run! (Is summer really this close???!) β˜€οΈ πŸŒ™ 

Entry fees for timed events start at $30 (or $25 for youth). 2K, 5K, 10K, and Ten Mile.  Prices go up May 21!

#davismoonlightrun #davismoonlightrace #moonlightrun #runsac #rundavis #davisca #daviscalifornia
8 weeks til the Davis Moonlight Run! (Is summer really this close???!) β˜€οΈ πŸŒ™ Entry fees for timed events start at $30 (or $25 for youth). 2K, 5K, 10K, and Ten Mile. Prices go up May 21! #davismoonlightrun #davismoonlightrace #moonlightrun #runsac #rundavis #davisca #daviscalifornia
6 days ago
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1/6
Before the BBQ and the fireworks show, slip some exercise into this year's July 4th lineup. The Folsom Firecracker Run is back with 3 distances to complete: 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K. 

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Baby joggers, walkers, and well-behaved dogs are all welcome! 
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Entry includes t-shirt and finisher medal. 
πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Discounts for kids 12 and younger. 

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ More info + Course maps: changeofpace.com
Before the BBQ and the fireworks show, slip some exercise into this year's July 4th lineup. The Folsom Firecracker Run is back with 3 distances to complete: 2 Mile, 5K, and 10K. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Baby joggers, walkers, and well-behaved dogs are all welcome! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Entry includes t-shirt and finisher medal. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Discounts for kids 12 and younger. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ More info + Course maps: changeofpace.com
2 weeks ago
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2/6
Congrats are in order for Anthony Cortes! On 4/24, he won the Pleasanton Run for Education 5K in 15:41, which is a new event record (prior fastest 5K finish was 16:21). 
Nice work, Anthony! @anthony.j.cortes22

#pleasantonrunforeducation #ppierun #5Kwinner #halfmoonbayrunners  @pleasantonppie
Congrats are in order for Anthony Cortes! On 4/24, he won the Pleasanton Run for Education 5K in 15:41, which is a new event record (prior fastest 5K finish was 16:21). 
Nice work, Anthony! @anthony.j.cortes22

#pleasantonrunforeducation #ppierun #5Kwinner #halfmoonbayrunners  @pleasantonppie
Congrats are in order for Anthony Cortes! On 4/24, he won the Pleasanton Run for Education 5K in 15:41, which is a new event record (prior fastest 5K finish was 16:21). 
Nice work, Anthony! @anthony.j.cortes22

#pleasantonrunforeducation #ppierun #5Kwinner #halfmoonbayrunners  @pleasantonppie
Congrats are in order for Anthony Cortes! On 4/24, he won the Pleasanton Run for Education 5K in 15:41, which is a new event record (prior fastest 5K finish was 16:21). 
Nice work, Anthony! @anthony.j.cortes22

#pleasantonrunforeducation #ppierun #5Kwinner #halfmoonbayrunners  @pleasantonppie
Congrats are in order for Anthony Cortes! On 4/24, he won the Pleasanton Run for Education 5K in 15:41, which is a new event record (prior fastest 5K finish was 16:21). Nice work, Anthony! @anthony.j.cortes22 #pleasantonrunforeducation #ppierun #5Kwinner #halfmoonbayrunners @pleasantonppie
2 weeks ago
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3/6
So happy to be back at the Sac State 5K Fun Run. 🐝 The energy here is always awesome! 

#sacstate5k #sacstate5kfunrun #sacstate  #thewellatsacstate @wellsacstate @sacstate #runsacramento
So happy to be back at the Sac State 5K Fun Run. 🐝 The energy here is always awesome! 

#sacstate5k #sacstate5kfunrun #sacstate  #thewellatsacstate @wellsacstate @sacstate #runsacramento
So happy to be back at the Sac State 5K Fun Run. 🐝 The energy here is always awesome! 

#sacstate5k #sacstate5kfunrun #sacstate  #thewellatsacstate @wellsacstate @sacstate #runsacramento
So happy to be back at the Sac State 5K Fun Run. 🐝 The energy here is always awesome! #sacstate5k #sacstate5kfunrun #sacstate #thewellatsacstate @wellsacstate @sacstate #runsacramento
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The @johnadamsacademy  Revolution Run 5K and 1 Mile is this Saturday, April 30th in #Roseville. Enjoy a run/walk along the nearby #minersravinetrail 
 followed by fun postrace activities such as bounce houses, a petting zoo, dunk tank, food trucks, and music. 

For more info: visit revolutionrun.org
The @johnadamsacademy Revolution Run 5K and 1 Mile is this Saturday, April 30th in #Roseville. Enjoy a run/walk along the nearby #minersravinetrail followed by fun postrace activities such as bounce houses, a petting zoo, dunk tank, food trucks, and music. For more info: visit revolutionrun.org
3 weeks ago
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5/6
Our team was in Pleasanton this weekend assisting with the 10th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education (5K, 10K, 15K) Run.  Not only was this a great race on a perfect spring morning, but it raised money for K-12 public education.
Our team was in Pleasanton this weekend assisting with the 10th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education (5K, 10K, 15K) Run.  Not only was this a great race on a perfect spring morning, but it raised money for K-12 public education.
Our team was in Pleasanton this weekend assisting with the 10th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education (5K, 10K, 15K) Run.  Not only was this a great race on a perfect spring morning, but it raised money for K-12 public education.
Our team was in Pleasanton this weekend assisting with the 10th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education (5K, 10K, 15K) Run.  Not only was this a great race on a perfect spring morning, but it raised money for K-12 public education.
Our team was in Pleasanton this weekend assisting with the 10th Annual Pleasanton Run for Education (5K, 10K, 15K) Run. Not only was this a great race on a perfect spring morning, but it raised money for K-12 public education.
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Upcoming ACOP Events

 
  1. Folsom Firecracker

    July 4 @ 7:30 am - 11:00 am
  2. Davis Moonlight Race

    July 9 @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  3. Paddlesplash Water Festival

    July 22 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 4:00 pm
  4. Tahoe Na-lu

    August 6 @ 8:00 am - August 7 @ 3:00 pm
  5. Davis Labor Day Run

    September 5 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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