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10k, 5k winners announced in Sunday's Rotary Club's Spirit Run

San Ramon, Walnut Creek runners win this year's Father's Day event

Winners of the 10k and 5k competitions in Sunday's Spirit Run were announced yesterday by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, which sponsors the annual Father's Day event.

The winner of the men's 10k race waas Steven Chavez of San Ramon, with a completion time of 35:50 minutes. In the 5k, the winner was Samuel Hyams, with a running time of 16:07.

In the women's 10k, the winner was Anna Guin of Walnut Creek, finishing in 40.58 minmutes. In the women's 5k, the winner was Stephanie Bambury at 19:35.

It was the club's 16th annual event that benefits the organization's scholarship program.

In the last 10 years, more than $280,000 has been raised for scholarships that are awarded after an application and interview process to deserving Pleasanton graduates who need financial help to attend college. In 2008, 24 students from the four Pleasanton high schools received scholarships.

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Posted by David Walden
a resident of Verona
on Jun 24, 2009 at 8:12 am

Thanks to the Pleasanton Weekly for covering our main fund-raiser for the Rotary Club of Pleasanton Foundation. Our foundation funds scholarships for local kids and we are proud to do so. This event evolved from the Centennial Celebration and has continued ever since.

Special thanks to Chuck Deckert for his photos of the event.

The members of the Rotary Club of Pleasanton are proud to put on this event every year to try to do our part for the local community. Come see us next Father's Day for the next Spirit Run.


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Posted by Witheld
a resident of Foothill High School
on Jun 24, 2009 at 8:13 am

Wow, I didn't know we had 4 high schools here in Pleasanton...


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Posted by withheld
a resident of Harvest Park Middle School
on Jun 24, 2009 at 8:20 am

Two comprehensive high schools, Foothill and Amador and two alternative high schools, Village and Horizon.


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Posted by withheld
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Jun 24, 2009 at 8:20 am

Two comprehensive high schools, Foothill and Amador and two alternative high schools, Village and Horizon.


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