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Annual Run Rocklin Takes Place April 12 at SpringView Park
Annual Run Rocklin Takes Place April 12 at SpringView Park

The 12th annual Run Rocklin will be held Sunday, April 12 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin.

Last year a half-marathon (13.1 miles) was added and helpedthe annual charity event have a record-number 3,123 participants. The event has benefited the Matt Redding Foundation and Rocklin’s local schools since 2006. Run Rocklin raised $29,000 in 2014.

Unlike other half-marathons in the Sacramento region, Run Rocklin offers more rolling hills and challenging terrain. The race starts and ends at Johnson Springview Park, 5480 5th St. The half-marathon is limited to the first 600 people who register.

“The half-marathon is a very popular, sought-after distance and really helped boast our overall numbers last year. Half marathons are what a lot of runners are doing locally,” Race Director Larry Osborne said.  Our half-marathon offers a unique combination of a gentle start, up-and-down terrain, rolling hills and a flat fast finish.”

Since 2003, Run Rocklin has provided a top-notch running event for Rocklin and the surrounding communities.

Run Rocklin includes:

  • Free Kids Fun Runs
  • Half Marathon
  • 5K Run/Walk
  • 12K Run/Walk

A year ago, Run Rocklin had more than 70 teams register. Creating a team is easy and fun, and requires six or more people. For details, please visit www.RunRocklin.com and go to the “Create A Team” page. As a special bonus, your team name will be printed on the back of the event T-shirt for each team member.

Run Rocklin has become a significant community event that has attracted teams of runners from throughout the Sacramento region.

“Teams have been a significant part of Run Rocklin for several years and this year our goal is to have 100 teams. Teams are groups of 6 or more people who want to run or walk any of the distances with their friends and family,” Osborne said. “They are not competitive teams, but just a fun way to share and enjoy the Run Rocklin experience.”

Sponsorships still available

Run Rocklin is still actively seeking sponsors. There are multiple sponsorship levels, starting at $150 for a 10-by-10 exhibit space on race day morning. Event supporters will benefit from their name on the Run Rocklin T-shirt and also through various event advertising, including social media and mobile phone technology.

The event will once again feature music by JD Productions Quality DJ Entertainment, complimentary food from Randy Peters Catering, and other goodies from local vendors.

Awards will be given to the top-three finishers in each age group for the 5K, 12K and half-marathon events. Awards and prize money will also be given to the top-three male and female overall finishers in all three races. Prize money will be awarded to the top-three largest school teams. Every half-marathon finisher receives a “Run the Rock” medal and all other finishers get a ribbon.

Matt Redding Scholarship Foundation

The race helps raise money for local schools and for the locally-run, nonprofit Matt Redding Scholarship Foundation. Run Rocklin raised $23,000 last year and has now given $103,000 in memory of Matt Redding, the fallen Rocklin Police Officer.

A popular Rocklin Police Officer, Matt Redding tragically died while on duty October 2005 when he was struck and killed by a vehicle that was driven by an intoxicated driver.

"Matt loved this community and would be so honored that people are running year after year in a race that supports a scholarship foundation in his name,” said John Redding, Matt’s father. “Our family is extremely pleased that so many people continue to support Run Rocklin. It’s a tremendous community event and we’re happy the Redding family can be associated with it.”

To register, visit www.RunRocklin.com. For more information about the race or to become a sponsor or volunteer, e-mail Larry Osborne at elephant@eaward.com or call 916 415-9991.


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