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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:


Weekend at the Races: Kaleo 5K

August 06, 2012 By: John Blue Category: Collegiate, General Running News, Road Races

I know we were all focused on the women’s Olympic Marathon and Saturday’s phenomenal 10,000 meters (Rupp!!), but there were some local people actually out there running their own races this weekend.

If you wanted to run with (or without) your dog, the Kaleo 5K looks like the place to have been. Michael Carlone took the overall win in 18:36. Jamie Styles and Justin Flowers rounded out the top three men in 19:01 and 20:07, respectively.

The top woman was Kristi Capello, in 20:29. Following her in for second and third were Katie Madaus and Christina Applegate in 21:46 and 21:50.

There is no word in how the dogs finished. Complete results are here.


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