Inaugural rio2rio Memorial Day Weekend 5/10K Run for Troops
About the Run:
Local time: 5:44 AM
Come out and enjoy a beautiful wine country run along the Russian River. Participants will have the option of a 5k or 10K trail loop with amazing views of the Russian River and Vineyards. After party will be held at "Elephant in the Room" in downtown Healdsburg where you will be welcomed with cowbells and cheers along with a party of live music, food, beverages, beer and wine! Registration includes race bib and this year's rio2rio shirt.
Who We are Running for:
It is not only personal, but very fitting that this event is to raise money for Wear Blue. Wear Blue exists for the fallen, for the fighting and for the families. Wear blue is a running community that honors the service and sacrifice of the American Military. They unite and support military and their families, veterans, Gold Star families, and civilians through active remembrance and meaningful relationships. They motivate and empower individuals to healthier, more inspired living. More info: wearblueruntoremember.org
This event is personal to me (Ralph) because I was born on Travis Air Force Base where my dad spent over 10 years in the military. My family is originally from the island of Guam which currently holds about 7,000 military troops and 1/3 of the land is controlled by the US Military. This run is to honor all those that have served, fought, and died for our country. What better time to celebrate Wear Blue than on Memorial Day weekend and finishing at Memorial Beach. Portions of the proceeds for this event will be going to Wear Blue and we thank you for being a part of such a special event. We also encourage you to donate to the charity.
Sunday May 27, 2018
Race starts at 8 am
3200 Rio Lindo Avenue
Hayley Huff and Ralph Purugganan
5K – $30
10K – $40
Both the 5K and 10k will start and finish at 3200 Rio Lindo Avenue, Healdsburg, CA. All runners will have the opportunity to run on private trails not open to the public. Come run through 360+ acres of Healdsburg's most exclusive property stretching down alongside the Russian River, and up overlooking the rolling hills of vineyards.
The After-Party will be held at "Elephant in the Room" located at 177 Healdsburg Avenue in downtown Healdsburg - just down the road from the finish line.
We'll also have coffee and donut holes at Rio Lindo before the start with music.
Ample parking available both at start/finish line and at the "Elephant in the Room" after party!
That being said, carpooling always welcomed!
Friday 5/25/18 from 2–6 pm
Saturday 5/26/18 from Noon–5 pm
at Healdsburg Running Company
333 Center Street
Race day Registration and Packet Pick-up:
Sunday 5/27/18 from 6:30–7:30 am at 3200 Rio Lindo Avenue, Healdsburg, CA