R.A.C.E. Results Are In

Ed Jay Photography Runners take off from the start line Monday in the crosstown footrace along the Fourth of July Parade route.

 

Local footrace draws runners from around the nation

In a tradition that recalls Mayor Ralph Appezzato, the Mayor’s R.A.C.E. or Ralph Appezzato Charity Event, a 5K race, was held prior to the Fourth of July Parade. The race’s proceeds benefit Alameda’s Midway Shelter for Women and Children.

The fastest time among the men was Alameda’s Cameron Tu, 22, with a time of 00:15:22.2. Nick Ratto, 22, came in second with a time of 00:16:16. In third was St. Joseph Notre Dame phenom Cooper Teare, 17, of Alameda with a time of 00:16:16. (See story about Teare’s latest acheivements on page 10.)

Finishing first among the female runners was Tori Tyler, 28, of Danville with a time of 00:17:32. Second place among the women went to Claire Blaney of Oakland, finishing in 00:19:47. Third place finisher Emily Perez, 15, of Hayward took third place with 00:19:55.

The majority of the 718 race participants were from around the Bay Area, but some came quite a ways to compete, including runners from Juneau, Alaska; Mystic, Conn. and Jacksonville, Fla. 

Among the youngest runners to complete the race were five-year -olds Eva Morris and Mona Friedland of Alameda. They finished with times of 56:23 and 37:05 respectively. 

Among the oldest runners to complete the race were Katherine Rice of Alameda, 71, who finished with a time of 44:18 and Monty Heying of Alameda, 70, who finished with a time of 26:31.