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Thousands enjoy Moonlight Run & Walk

Baylands event benefits non-profits serving kids and families

About 2,500 athletes ran and walked by the light of the harvest moon Friday night at the 31st annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk in the Baylands.

Presented by the City of Palo Alto and the Weekly, the 5K walk, the 5K run and the 10K run all started at the Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road, and wended their way on levees through marshland and sloughs.

Justus Meyer of Menlo Park finished first overall in the 10K run with a time of 35:36. Nicole Olson of Palo Alto was the first woman to finish the 10K with a time of 39:02.

Dominic Chelini topped the 5K-run category, finishing in 16:57. Diane Heiser of San Francisco was the first woman to finish the 5K with a time of 19:15.

Full race results are posted at the Moonlight Run website.

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In addition to the races, the Moonlight Run & Walk featured live music by the house band at School of Rock, vendor booths, a climbing wall, and pre-race warm-ups by the JCC fitness staff.

Corporate sponsors were the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Pacific Union Real Estate, Palantir, Whole Foods, Stanford Federal Credit Union and the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation.

The proceeds from the event benefit the Palo Alto Weekly's annual Holiday Fund, which earlier this year granted $350,000 to local nonprofit organizations supporting kids and families.

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Thousands enjoy Moonlight Run & Walk

Baylands event benefits non-profits serving kids and families

Uploaded: Fri, Sep 25, 2015, 9:25 pm
Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015, 8:10 am

About 2,500 athletes ran and walked by the light of the harvest moon Friday night at the 31st annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk in the Baylands.

Presented by the City of Palo Alto and the Weekly, the 5K walk, the 5K run and the 10K run all started at the Baylands Athletic Center, 1900 Geng Road, and wended their way on levees through marshland and sloughs.

Justus Meyer of Menlo Park finished first overall in the 10K run with a time of 35:36. Nicole Olson of Palo Alto was the first woman to finish the 10K with a time of 39:02.

Dominic Chelini topped the 5K-run category, finishing in 16:57. Diane Heiser of San Francisco was the first woman to finish the 5K with a time of 19:15.

Full race results are posted at the Moonlight Run website.

In addition to the races, the Moonlight Run & Walk featured live music by the house band at School of Rock, vendor booths, a climbing wall, and pre-race warm-ups by the JCC fitness staff.

Corporate sponsors were the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Pacific Union Real Estate, Palantir, Whole Foods, Stanford Federal Credit Union and the Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation.

The proceeds from the event benefit the Palo Alto Weekly's annual Holiday Fund, which earlier this year granted $350,000 to local nonprofit organizations supporting kids and families.

— Palo Alto Weekly staff

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Gethin
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Midtown
on Sep 28, 2015 at 10:52 am
Gethin, Midtown
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on Sep 28, 2015 at 10:52 am
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It was a great event. Any idea how many people participated last year?


My Nguyen
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digital editor of Palo Alto Online
on Oct 1, 2015 at 9:30 am
My Nguyen, digital editor of Palo Alto Online
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on Oct 1, 2015 at 9:30 am
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@Gethin Hi there, about 2,500 participated last year as well. You can read the story on last year's race here: Web Link

Glad you had a great time!


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