Rina’s Run benefiting the completion of the Ripon High stadium is set for May 13 starting from the Ripon High School track.
The final and 10th annual event will include a 5K, 10K, and half marathon in the memory of community matriarch Rina Brocchini. The run is being hosted by Surgical Artistry, Cr. Tammy Wu and Dr. Calvin Lee with all races taking off from the new all-weather track that the run helped fund.
The courses will snake through the quaint historic streets in Ripon with the 10K and half marathon continuing into the countryside and the half marathoners turning around in Caswell State Park on the south end of Austin Road.
“Our bling will be awesome with volunteers ready to cheer the runners on along with plenty of course support with water stations and porta-potties,” run spokesman Stephanie Hobbs said. “The famous Efren the Quake Mobile DJ will be partying at the finish line.”
Captivating Photos will be taking pictures throughout the event and at the finish line which will be offered free to the runners and their families.
Cash awards will be handed out to one winner per category
Half marathon prize is $200 for overall male, female and masters, 40 plus, male/female.
Vernon Transportation is offering a $500 cash award in the Half Marathon for the first male below 1:11 and the first female below 1:18. The 10K offers a $50 prize for the overall male, female and masters and 40 plus male/female.
The 5K also offers a $50 first place award in overall male, female and masters, 40 plus male/female.
Bling medals will go to 3-deep in each age category.
Training for the run is being partnered with the Ripon/Manteca Moves group as they will continue the run next year under a new name. Ripon/Manteca Moves is a training and membership walk/run club under the Modesto Moves non-profit 501 c(3) organization that is providing formal training for 5K, 10K, half and full marathons.
“Most of our members are those who are just getting off the couch and want to move,” Hobbs noted. “During our formal training we can have up to 250 participants who train at all levels of walking and running. We are staffed with RRCA certified coaches and mentors who volunteer to help the community stay moving and getting healthy,” she said.
For more information or to register, go to www.rinasrun.com.