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Hundreds turn out for Rotary's 19th annual downtown Spirit Run

Original post made on Jun 18, 2012

More than 1,300 runners turned out Sunday for the 19th annual Father's Day Spirit Run, an event hosted by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, June 18, 2012, 7:56 AM

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Posted by Amon
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 18, 2012 at 9:06 am

Next time I hope us living in the downtown area (Augustine, Angela, Harrison, rose etc) will be notified that the streets will be shut down. It took me 20 minutes just to get to where I was going since I wasn't allowed to go on Division no was I allowed on other street. then when I did the u-turn the cop just thought I was crazy for not sitting and waiting it out. the signs just said no parking nothing about street being shut down. Glad my wife didn't go into labor yesterday morning.

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Posted by GT
a resident of Val Vista
on Jun 18, 2012 at 9:46 am

I thought the cops did a great job controlling traffic. If Amon would have told them his wife is going into labor it would have a different out come. I want to say thanks to the rotary club to a great way to start father's day every year, they did a great job.

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Posted by Staycee
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 18, 2012 at 2:39 pm

GT@but I see you do not live in downtown. Just to get to Amador Valley high school, I had to go from Rose all the way over to Bernal to First street.

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Posted by Cynthia
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Amon - I was out and about on Friday and Saturday and saw posted signs about road closures and limited parking, including in the downtown area.

Stacyee - glad you found a way to make it there. That whole extra 2 miles isn't much when you consider the problems many people in the world have, it could be a whole lot worse. Or you could complain about a having to drive your car a few extra miles. But since you found a way around the road closure, you are probably smart enough to realize that it really doesn't matter in the scheme of things.

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Posted by Dave Walden
a resident of another community
on Jun 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

Dave Walden is a registered user.

Thanks to all who live in the areas of the run - we really appreciate your tolerance of our Father's Day event. The run started as an event from our centennial and was take over by the Rotary Club of Pleasanton a few years later. When I was chair of the event in 1999 - wow, I just realized that I am old, we used the same parking lot for start and finish and generally the same route. It is a good clean and fun event open to everyone to come and have fun and support scholarships for our kids.

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Posted by Anne
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 19, 2012 at 10:08 am

This was the 19th annual Spirit Run, and it raised lots of money for student scholarships. The Rotary Club works so hard every year for such a great cause. It is so nice to see so many people out there supporting such a great event. I understand it is inconvenient for the folks living downtown, but the rewards are tremendous. Thanks to everyone who went out and worked so our students have opportunities that they would not have otherwise.

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Posted by really?
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm

I don't mean to be nasty... but really... what did people think when they moved downtown? That there would never be any inconveniences to living in a prime location? I think downtown has been there a pretty long time...probable before MOST people that live there now moved in.
I knew about the spirit run... I saw the signs several days ahead. If it is an annual event, it shouldn't be a surprise.
I think it is great to do an event to bring the community together and benefit the schools.

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