Ramonoa Summer Solstice 5K Fun Run a success, says event planner

Runners get in position for the start of the Summer Solstice Celebration 5K Fun Run. Photo/Julie Njaa
Runners get in position for the start of the Summer Solstice Celebration 5K Fun Run. Photo/Julie Njaa

Ramona’s first Summer Solstice Celebration 5K Family Fun Run benefiting Ramona youth soccer was a success, report organizers.

The race began and ended at Olive Peirce Middle School. Race participants and others then headed for the vendors, food, games and music to celebrate the start of summer.

“This was a fun event for the whole family,” said event planner Julie Njaa. “We look forward to expanding next year.“

The event was co-sponsored by Ramona Futbol Club Inc. and Arch Health Partners.

Congratulations went to the top three finishers in two divisions:

•Men — Justin Wolfe (18:32), Nathan Twomey (18:34) and Ryan Ford.

•Women — Maya Phillips (21:52), Beth Korkuch (21:53) and Laura Wolfe (24:00).

“Thank you to all our supporting business that helped make this community event successful,” said Njaa, listing Marketing Worx Inc., Ramona Trophy, PROBAR, DJ Abarca, Pureco’s Party Rental, Ramona’s Famous Water, Old Mission Beach Athletic Club, Ramona Disposal Service, Ransom Brothers, Elam’s Hallmark, Starbucks, European, Stater Brothers and Caldiatech. She also thanked all the vendors, volunteers and the official timer, Michael Hughes.

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DUNK THE COACH—Soccer coach Justin “JJ” Jordan watches a soccer ball, kicked by Shelby Sherman, to see if it will hit the plate and dunk him in the tank at the Ramona Futbol Club’s Summer Solstice Celebration on Saturday. Jordan, who was dunked several times at the popular activity, is a soccer coach for the club and for Ramona High School. Sherman plays for the club’s Girls Under-17 team that Jordan coaches. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
   
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