Leukemia & Lymphoma Society benefits from annual Granite Bay race

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Local residents as well as out-of-towners gathered June 14 for the annual Quarry Ponds walk/run event for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

More than 600 runners and walkers gathered Sunday, June 14, at Quarry Ponds in Granite Bay for the 5K and 10K Walk/Run.
A benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and its Team In Training Program, the event was dominated by Placer County athletes, and even had several out of state runners, including those from Nevada and Illinois.

“This is a very exciting day,” said Lisa Powers, CEO and founder of Country Lane Walk/Run. “…The ‘healthy lifestyle’ tradition of Quarry Ponds will continue to benefit our community for years to come.”

More than 50 area children participated in the kick-off race, a one-quarter mile event around the Quarry Ponds perimeter. Adult race participants enjoyed a scenic and challenging course, following a trail through the woods, quiet country lanes and rural streets in the surrounding neighborhoods.

Top finishers in each of the overall male and female categories:

5K results:
Top male finisher: Tomas Evangelista, Auburn age-18, 16:41.0
Top female finisher: Ann Downey, Auburn age-38, 20:21.1
10K results:
Top male finisher: Jason Harne, Folsom CA, age-34, 34:14.2
Top Female finisher: Meshelle Rich, Chicago IL, age-35, 42:47.8
For complete list of race results, visit