Family Friendly Antioch Rotary 5K Bunny Hop Helps Raise Funds for Community


On Saturday the Antioch Rotary Club hosted its 2nd Annual 5k Bunny Hop with 280 participants helping raise funds that go back into the local community.

Greg Hintz as he approaches the finish line

The race was held at the Dow wetlands which saw Greg Hintz of Portola Valley take top prize with a time of 21:51.42 followed by David Gatti of Antioch with a time of  23:05.93. Antioch City Manager Ron Bernal took third at 23:08.66.

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson also participated and took third in his age group (60-69) with a time of 31:13.12. Nick Pardo won the division with a time of 28:29.89.

On the women’s side, Megan Faulkner of Brentwood took top prize with a time of 24:06.35 followed by Sage Wilcox of Antioch (24:31.05) and Sarah Feliz of Reno (25:19.17)

For full results, click here.

Antioch Rotary Club President Milanka Schneiderman thanked the community and local businesses for their support.

“We were very happy with the turnout in the 5k,” said Schneiderman. “We were very excited by the sponsorship of this event by community leadership in Antioch. This was a great family event that showed off the beauty of Antioch, but also will benefit school. We were honored to have State Superintendent of Schools Tom Torlakson and a representative from Assemblyman Jim Frazier at our event along with Mayor Sean Wright.”


Here are the top 10 Overall Men’s finishers

1 Greg Hintz M Portola Valley CA 21:51.42
2 david gatti M Antioch CA 23:05.93
3 Ron Bernal M Antioch CA 23:08.66
4 Sid Valdez M Antioch CA 23:59.35
6 Sam Schneiderman M Antioch CA 24:21.02
8 Nicholas Salas M Antioch CA 24:50.32
9 Tony Salinaro M Antioch CA 25:04.04
10 Jose Caballero III M Oakley CA 25:16.98
12 Lukas Rathjen M Elkhorn NE 25:42.9
17 Kelly Burch M Scotts Valley CA 27:00.29


Here is a look at the top 10 female finishers

5 Megan Faulkner F Brentwood CA 24:06.35
7 Sage Wilcox F Antioch CA 24:31.05
11 Sarah Feliz F Reno NV 25:19.17
13 Chandi Sexton F Antioch CA 26:26.93
14 Lauren Rathjen F Elkhorn NE 26:39.68
15 Stacey Duckett F Antioch CA 26:36.02
16 Brynn Faulkner F Brentwood CA 26:55.24
18 Stacie Daoust Burch F Scotts Valley CA 27:00.41
20 Maria Nguyen F Oakley CA 27:06.88
25 Rayna Cawley F Antioch CA 27:39.55


For more on the Antioch Rotary Club, visit them at while more photographs of the Bunny Hop can be viewed at their Facebook Page courtesy of Michael Pohl Photography.