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Loomis community members ‘Go the Distance’

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How far will you go? The Loomis community showed that they would “Go the Distance.”

On May 13 to May 14, nearly 2,000 participants in the Go the Distance 24- hour relay race and 5K Aqua Color Run raised $75,000.

That money will benefit 4,000-plus students from kindergarten to 12th-grade in the Loomis Unified School District and Del Oro High School, according to Michelle Guardino of the Loomis Basin Education Foundation.

The foundation puts on the annual Go The Distance “to inspire the Loomis community to Go the Distance for our kids. Our goal is to raise awareness about the positive impact health and fitness has on our kids, while raising funds to help support future Loomis Union School District programs,” according to its website.

“While the money raised is incredibly inspiring, the 238.25 miles that the winning 10 person 24-hour relay high school division team and all-time record holder “Every Second Counts” ran reinforced the message behind the event that you are capable of so much more than you realize,” Guardino said.

Amanda Coate, Loomis Basin Education Fund president, is proud of the annual event.

“The event grows every year both with the relay teams and the 5K color run,” Coate said. “All in all, it generated over $75,000 for all Loomis schools (seven Loomis Union School District schools and Del Oro).”

For more information, visit GotheDistanceRun.com or GotheDistanceRun.com.