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Rina’s Run departs Ripon High Saturday

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Rina’s Run departs Ripon High Saturday

Runners gather at the starting line of a previous Rina’s Run.

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin/

POSTED May 8, 2017 12:55 a.m.

Ripon’s final and 10th Rina’s Run is set for Ripon High on Saturday, May 13, with a 5K, 10K and half marathon in memory of the Brocchini family’s matriarch who left her mark on the community.

The run benefits the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation that is upgrading the Ripon High stadium.

Ripon/Manteca Moves is taking over the run next year. It is a walk and run club under the Modesto Moves non-profit 501 c(3) organization that provides formal training for 5K, 10K, half and full marathon runners. 

This year’s run is being sponsored by Surgical Artistry, Dr. Tammy Wu and Dr. Calvin Lee – with the past events funding much of the all-weather track for Ripon High School.  The proceeds from this year’s event are earmarked to help build all-accessible bathrooms to the Ripon High stadium. 

The runners will start in the stadium and continue their course through the quaint historic streets in Ripon with the 10K and half marathon continuing to the countryside and the half marathon turning around inside Caswell State Park at the Stanislaus River.  

Volunteers are assigned to their locations throughout the course cheering on the runners with plenty of course support with water stations and porta potties along the way.  The finish line comes with the music of a partying DJ, Efren The Quake.  

Captivating Photos Co. will be taking pictures throughout the event and the finish line which are being offered for free to the runners and their families.  Professional computer chip timing is being provided by the On Your Mark Events. 

Entering military personnel with appropriate ID will be allowed to run without charge.

Youth 17 and under for the 5K and 10K runs will have an entry fee of $25 while adults 18 and over $45.

Youth 17 and under in the half marathon will be charged a fee on $40 while adults 18 and over $70.

Cash awards from the Vernon Transportation cash award for the first male with a time below 1:11 and the first female below 1:18 is set at $500.  Awards of $50 are offered in the 10K and 5K events for overall male, female and masters, 40+ male/female. 

Stephanie Hobbs is the president and co-director of the Ripon Community Athletic Foundation (RCAF) and can be reached at Rina’ or (209)599-6861 for more information. 

Register online at and enter the code ADMIL.


To contact Glenn Kahl, email 

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