Go The Distance raises $30k for local schools

By: Joyia Emard, Loomis News Editor
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Franklin Elementary School parent and ultra marathon runner Greg Bomhoff threw out a challenge and the community responded last Thursday, May 24 when 18 relay teams and 500 fun run participants raised almost $30,000 for Loomis Union School District Schools. Bomhoff logged 85 miles when he ran to six of the district schools, and continued on the track at Franklin School. Bomhoff was accompanied on his schools run by superintendent Gordon Medd, who estimated he ran approximately 70 miles during the 24-hour event. Collectively, the participants ran 2,264 miles. The top mile-getters were the Placer County Sheriff S.E.T. relay team, which clocked 204 miles; followed by the Franklin Elementary 8th-grade relay team with194 miles; and the Franklin 7th-grade relay team with 192 miles. Approximately 500 community members participated in the two fun runs. Bomhoff said after the run he planned to stretch, take a warm bath and sleep. He said he would be running again in four days and be fully recovered in two weeks. He said he plans to run the 135-mile Badwater Run from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney on July 11.