Sun Staff Reports
The third annual Alameda Running Festival will be held Sunday, Sept. 16, with the races starting at Alameda Point.
Five different races will be run that day. The first race is a half-marathon (13.1 miles). It will begin at 7 a.m. and will showcase both sides of the Island.
The second race is the half-marathon relay. This race allows participants to team up in a group of two or four. If it is a team of two each runner must travel 6.5 miles, if it is a team of four each member runs 3.2 miles. This event also starts at 7 a.m.
The Dec. 5 Midway Shelter Run and Walk saw a special dedication to a long-time supporter of the Midway Shelter and special recognition of a new supporter who is rising through the ranks.
Officials dedicated this year’s run and walk to Harold Wondolleck. Wondolleck was a big supporter of the Midway Shelter having participated every year since 2000. He passed away on Thanksgiving Day and did his last walk for Midway in 2014 at the age of 93. (“Harold Wondolleck” obituary, Alameda Sun, Dec. 3).