Participating May 6 in the inaugural Lincoln PACE Race (Promoting Ageless Commitment to Exercise) Hills were 456 runners and walkers.
The PACE Race raised more than $23,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association and 19 local Placer County schools, according to Sun City Lincoln Hills Community Association senior director of lifestyle and communications Jeannine Balcombe.
The 10K and 5K routes were held in Lincoln Hills. An additional 75 participants were in a one-mile Fun Run along the 18th fairway of the Lincoln Hills golf course.
Finisher medallions and placement tiles, created by Gladding, McBean in Lincoln, were presented as race participants crossed the finish line. Master of Ceremonies Jeff Greenberg called the names of participants crossing the finish line.
The youngest runner was 5 and the oldest runner was 83. Forty-one percent of the runners were more than 60 years old. Fifty-five percent of the runners came from the Lincoln area, while others traveled from as far away as the Bay Area.
The first-place 10K runner was Jason Pryor of Citrus Heights, representing the Fleet Feet racing team, and the first-place 5K runner was Teresa Zortman, an individual runner from Irvine.
Post-race events and activities included five breweries vying for first-place in the craft beer-tasting contest. The winning brewery was Monk’s Cellar from Roseville.
In a salsa-tasting contest, top honors went to the Lincoln Hills Pickleball Club.
More than $18,000 was raised from numerous sponsors, including DSA Technologies, Rex Moore Electric, San Francisco Bay Gourmet Coffee, Bright View Landscaping and SUNworks Solar.
When participants registered, they could choose to designate $5 of their entry fee to go to a local school or to the Alzheimer’s Association. The Lincoln PACE Race added an additional $31 to each beneficiary designated, resulting in each entrant’s designee receiving $36.
“The Lincoln PACE Race ranks as one of the top first-time events we have ever been involved with. The thoughtful planning and execution was obvious,” said Capital Road Race manager Rich Hanna. “What a stunning place to have the start/finish and after party. Sun City Lincoln Hills is gorgeous. We’d love to be involved in the future and see this event continue to grow.”
The second annual Lincoln PACE Race will be next May 5.
For more information, visit lincolnpacerace.org.