Placer Fairgrounds get ‘Gnarly’ for 5K fundraiser

Runners raise money for Placer Fair
By: Anne Stokes, Press Tribune correspondent
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More than 1,000 supporters of the Placer County Fair came decked out in white (and a little green) to run in the Gnarly Neon 5K race on St. Patrick's Day. Race proceeds went to Placer County Fair Association, which lost a large portion of its funding due to budget cuts. 

"We're doing a series of fundraisers," said John Javidan, CEO and fair manager. "FUN-draisers is what we should call them, because we're having a lot of fun."

"Like all other fairs, we've lost state funding and so we're trying to make it up," Javidan added. "We've already had to make lots of cuts and we don't want to make more. We want to try to keep good service and good facilities."