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Moonlight Run runners, walkers take to Palo Alto Baylands

Race results now available online

Runners in the 10K race at the Moonlight Run takeoff from the starting line on Oct. 6, 2017. Photo by Veronica Weber.

Around 2,000 people kicked off their weekend at the Moonlight Run and Walk Friday night at the Palo Alto Baylands for a fundraiser under the harvest moon.

The 33rd annual event, organized by the Palo Alto Weekly and city of Palo Alto, featured a 5K walk and run and 10K run.

It was a close race for first place in the male division of the 10K run. Blake Salvador of Stanford came out on top with a time of 33 minutes and 43 seconds, just one second faster than Thomas Mikkelson of Kirkland, Washington. Chris Houston of Mountain View was third at 35 minutes and 44 seconds.

Maria Houston of Mountain View took over the 10K run among the females at 35 minutes and 44 seconds. She was followed by San Francisco resident Kathleen Oneil at 37 minutes and 46 seconds and Redwood City resident Emma Dohner at 40 minutes and 44 seconds.

Los Gatos resident Kevin Pierpoint was the top male participant in the 5K run with a time of 16 minutes and 13 seconds. He was followed by Palo Altans Imran Khoda at 17 minutes and 50 seconds and Casper Vroemen at 18 minutes and seven seconds.

The leading female 5K runner was Ella Fadil of Palo Alto at 19 minutes and 44 seconds. Ellen Rim came in second at 20 minutes and 59 seconds and Becky Moore at 21 minutes and 27 seconds.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Weekly's Holiday Fund, which earlier this year awarded more than $350,000 in grants to nonprofits serving children and families in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

A complete list of the race results can be viewed here.

This year's corporate sponsors were Sutter Health Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Foundation, Facebook, Palantir Technologies, Lakin Spears LLP, DeLeon Realty, The Six Fifty, Wealth Architects and Stanford Federal Credit Union.

Watch the festivities from a livestream that can be viewed here.


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Posted by RHEE, SUNG WHI
a resident of Barron Park
on Oct 7, 2017 at 6:49 pm

I'd like to buy a couple of 2017 Moonlight Run T-shirts left over(Large or Medium Size) as souvenirs.
I will appreciate very much your help.(I can pick up if possible)
Many thanks in advance.

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Posted by Town Square Moderator
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on Oct 7, 2017 at 10:59 pm

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Moonlight Run t-shirts are available for purchase ($20) at the Palo Alto Weekly office, 450 Cambridge Ave., Palo Alto. Office hours are 8:30-5:30 M-F. All sizes except 2XXL and youth small are available.

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