The first person to cross the finish line was a 15-year-old, who conquered trails with 1,245 feet elevation gain in just over 20 minutes. The second person to cross the finish line, about a minute later, was 59.
This year's 5K Foothill Challenge was organized by Back on my Feet to raise money and public awareness for the non-profit organization's charitable efforts, eliminating homelessness and getting back on the feet by running.*
|Second Overall Female Finisher.|
My father, who never ran a race before (but he insists that playing basketball every week is essentially the same thing), participated as well, finishing all three miles with a respectable time, and second in his age group.
It was fun, and I will definitely return in 2016.
* Back on my Feet has three meetup locations for interested volunteers and runners: the Homeboy Bakery, the Union Rescue Mission, the CLARE Foundation. Runs are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 am, respectively.