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Moonlight Run draws thousands to Palo Alto Baylands

Full race results available online

About 2,500 people from Palo Alto and beyond walked and ran under the light of the harvest moon Friday evening at the Palo Alto Weekly’s 32nd annual Moonlight Run & Walk fundraiser.

Sponsored by the Weekly and the City of Palo Alto, the benefit raises money for local nonprofits that support children and families. The event featured a 5K walk, a 5K run and a 10K run, all of which wend their way through the Palo Alto Baylands.

Rory Runser of Palo Alto finished first overall in the 10K run with a time of 35 minutes and 35 seconds. Chloe Glare-Conti of Redwood City was the first woman to finish at 39 minutes and 51 seconds.

Jonas Enders of Palo Alto won the 5K run at 16 minutes and 39 seconds. The top woman in that race was Ella Fadil of Palo Alto with a time of 21 minutes and 5 seconds.

Full race results are posted online at the Moonlight Run website.

Corporate sponsors this year were Sutter Health/Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Stanford Federal Credit Union, DeLeon Realty, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation and Palantir.

The proceeds from the event benefit the Weekly's annual Holiday Fund, which earlier this year distributed $385,000 to local nonprofit organizations supporting kids, families and adults in need.

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