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'Go the Distance' relay set for May 9-10

Fundraiser takes place at Del Oro
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The 3rd annual “Go The Distance” 24-hour team relay race and 5K Fun Run is set for May 9-10 at Del Oro High School.

The event, sponsored by the Loomis Basin Educational Foundation, is held annually to raise funds for Loomois Union School District schools and Del Oro High School. Last year ‘s event raised nearly $30,000.

There are four divisions for relay competition, including Open, Middle School, Loomis-Del Oro teacher-staff and the “Ultraman” one-person runner division.

The open division will be comprised of 10 runners per tea, while the middle school and teacher staff divisions can be made up of 20 runners. The 24-hour relay race begins at 2 p.m. at Del Oro on May 9, while the 5K Fun Run is set for 6:30 p.m. that day.

Greg Bomhoff, one of the event’s organizers, noted that the race is going back to its roots with the “Ultraman” division, which is a 24-hour solo run.

He said the first person to sign up this year for “Ultaman” was Go The Distance founding member Michelle Guardino who will be doing it for Organ Donation awareness just nine months after saving a friend’s life by donating one of her kidneys.

Another early “Ultaman” entry is Penryn School teacher Peter Muth who formerly coached track and cross country at Franklin School. According to Bomhoff, Muth has a big goal this year in terms of mileage.

For more information on how to register, visit the event’s website at www.gothedistancerun.com.