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.