Running All Out for Love: East Lawn’s Annual 5K Run

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG)  |  Story and photos by Paul Scholl
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SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) – On not just another early Saturday morning, over 1,000 runners, walkers and joggers showed up early to run for love. The annual East Lawn Fab 40’s 5k Run, is a fundraiser benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. It b rings out runners from all over to show their love and support for family members who have died or are currently suffering from the tragic disease.

This year’s winner was Jason Holland-Morrison of Elk Grove with a time of 16:36, or a 5:21 minute mile. Second place went to Kevin Clancy of Citrus Heights at 16:48, just twelve seconds off the winning pace.

Other local runners were Jske Swanson of Carmichael finished 30th, Mike Gottardi of Rancho Cordova 36th, Bobby Carpenter of Rancho Cordova 38th, Deanna Palacios 38th, Ron Souza of Citrus Heights 61st, Robert Hammond of Fair Oaks 70th, and Erica Loomis of Citrus Heights finished 99th.

Each year dozens of sponsors line up to support this effort. Their support helps to pay for the great looking t-shirts provided to all the registered runners. Each sponsor gets their logo on the back of the shirt to show they are a part of the “Cure Alzheimer’s” cause. If you recognize any of the sponsors from the list, be sure to thank them for their donations.

Capital Road Race Management managed the runner’s event, which is Sacramento’s official 5k Championship race. It also takes many volunteers to help the great event take shape. Without them it wouldn’t be possible.

If you haven’t warmed up to the family friendly event yet and would like to know more visit www.Fab40s5k.org.

Kevin Clancy of Citrus Heights finished second.