Nov 022011

   NEWS-LEDGER – NOV 2, 2011 –

Men’s and Women’s Overall 10K winners...Ryan Smith (39:21) and Catherine DeMotte (52:18)

Several dozen people took part in the second annual Pumpkin Run on Saturday. The event raised hundreds of dollars for local aquatics programs, said race director Ross Yancher of the Aquatics Foundation of West Sacramento.

The money will go to the Recreation Center’s fee assistance programs and to the high school swimming and water polo teams swim suit assistance programs, he said.

The racing (which included a short kids’ race as well as 5K and 10K adult courses) was scenic.

“(It was on) a great new course through Dave’s Pumpkin Patch and along the Sacramento River,” said Yancher. “Members of the RCHS cross country team participated and won the 5K race divisions. Each finisher went home with a large pumpkin (with) the largest pumpkins going to the overall race winners.”

The race will return in 2012, he promised.

Kids’ Fun Run Winners Andre Salazar (4:38.5) and Sebastian Salazar (4:42.1) with race mascot Gumby


5 K Mens’ & Woman’s Overall Winners Michael Moore (19:47.8) and Savannah Love (23:41.8)

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