An annual tradition and fund raiser put on by the Santa Cruz Track Club. Cool cloudy weather was perfect for motivating fast runs to keep warm...

Race Director Diane, with friends

More pre-race mug shots

Rick sprinting in. I rendendered in "watercolor" as the focus wasn't great.

Rick came in sub 45min, beating his last year's time by 2 minutes. Great effort! Joined by fellow competitors around the same time

Dave did both the 5K and the 10K, and so had a little less in the tank for the 10K than usual, but still had a great run, finishing just behind Rick

Stefano Profumo dominated the race once again, but with his usual magnanimous Italian style

Tiffany and Rick trade race stories

Salvador, who also loves sharing the main beach with me for barefoot runs through the surf, had a solid finish

Rick and Jeff Soars. Jeff sprinted in just behind Stefano, having a terrific race

Top 3 overall winners of the 10K

Tiffany shows off double medals

As usual, Dave D scores as well

Dave Delucchi, ran TWO races, and scored BIG on both.

Jeff almost beat Stefano, and got overall and age-group medals

Rick had a fast 44:24 race, good enough for hardware

Billy had another award winning race as well

Hunny and Tisch, looking great!

3 champs, 5 medals between 'em