July 4: San Ramon Set for Independence Day Run

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Photo provided by Jonathan B. Lance

SAN RAMON, Calif –Before you overindulge at the barbecue and all of its delicious indulgences, why not kick-off your 4th of July morning with a healthy start by running or walking in the annual Run San Ramon.

This always-popular Independence Day classic offers a race or walk for all participants, with a 5K Run/Walk and a 10K Run. Proceeds from Run San Ramon will benefit the City of San Ramon’s community programs.

The two courses feature flat, fast, and paved surfaces, running throughout the monitored streets in the Bishop Ranch area of San Ramon (East of 680). In addition, both events will be chip-times by On Your Mark Events. Participants will receive commemorative T-shirt, beverages, snacks, ice cream, and other goodies provided by the sponsors. In addition, the always-popular wading fountain and awards ceremony will follow the race.

Awards

Mayor’s Cup trophies will be awarded to the winning pre-registered San Ramon resident, male and female of the 5K and 10K events. Mayor’s Crown trophy will award the lowest combined times of the 2017 Bah Humbug Run and the day’s 2018 Run San Ramon preregistered 5K runners (male and female). Medals are given to the first three (male/female) finishers in each age division.

Age Divisions: 0-8, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+.

New! This year features the inaugural 5K Run Stroller Division – Overall Male and Female Jogger/Stroller award for the fastest 5K times.

Entry fees:

*All events per person are now $45.00 through race day. Entrants can still register online, via Active.com.

Early packet pick-up will be available at the San Ramon Sports Basement, (1041 Market Place, San Ramon) on Saturday, June 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Registrants who wait to pick up till race day will receive their shirts upon completion of the race on a “first come-first served ” basis.  Shirts can only be guaranteed to pre-registered participants at packet pick up.

Check-in and race day registration will be open at 6:45 a.m., at the San Ramon Central Park Community Center, 12501 Alcosta Blvd. (East side of 680), in San Ramon—same location of the races’ start and finish lines. Both the 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk will start at 8:00 a.m.

For more Run San Ramon information and/or an application, contact the San Ramon Parks & Community Services at (925) 973-3200.


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