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Independence Day Races

July 08, 2013 By: John Blue Category: General Running News, Road Races

July 4 finish

Runners finishing five miles in the heat. (SRN photo)

One of the longest-running traditions in the Sacramento running community is the Free Fourth of July 5 Miler. The race through River Park, hosted by the Buffalo Chips, has been celebrating America’s freedom with free running for the past 37 years.

This year, despite the heat, nearly 1,000 hardy souls showed up to take part–including representatives of most of the area’s running clubs and training groups.

This is a low-budget affair so there is no chip timing–just good old fashion stop watches. Here are the top finishers:


Top 5 Woman:

 31:27   Jonah Weeks

 32:27  Stacy Worthen

32:36  Kristen Johnson

33:30  Katie Abbott

33:37  Karen Jeffers

Top 5 Men:

 27:40  Michael Carlone

 27:52  Gurjeet Barayah

28:14  Tristin Martin

28:17  Ollie Ehlinger

28:31  Steve Andrews


A few days earlier, down in Elk Grove was the Run For Independence, which is a benefit for the Elk Grove Food Bank Services.  You can find results for the 5 and 10 K here.



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