Runners from across the country participated in this year’s Reindeer Run/Walk in American Canyon, which attracted more than 200 participants.
The Dec. 5 event attracted people from as far away as Tierra Verde, Florida, Carmel, Indiana, and Missoula, Montana, according to Race Director Joseph Nabrynski.
Runners from throughout California also participated in the family-friendly 3-mile and 6.5-mile runs that began and ended at the Wetlands Edge View Area Trail Head.
The winners of the 6.5-mile race (and their times) were: David Monge (1st, 41:46.8); Brad Benesh (2nd, 46:06.2); and J.R Mintz (3rd, 48:13.8).
The 3-mile winners were: Joshua Logan (1st, 20:03.1); Diego Monge (2nd, 21:49.0); and Philip Brucella (3rd, 21:53.4).
All participants received T-shirts and goodie bags for their efforts.
The Reindeer Run benefited KHOPE International, a local nonprofit supporting women and children living in poverty.
Numerous sponsors, donors, and volunteers made the Reindeer Run/Walk possible:
From American Canyon: DoubleTree by Hilton; Fairfield Inn & Suites Marriott; Holiday Inn Express & Suites; Canyon Ranch Dental Care; Malu Rivera Eagle Vines Realtor; The Doctors Company, and the American Canyon Parks and Recreation Department.
From Napa: Athletic Feat; Dame’ Rahal; Norcal Timing; and Francois Neema.
From American Canyon: Mi Zacatecas; Round Table Pizza; American Canyon Orthodontics Jeffrey A. Nichelini, DDS, MS; American Canyon Pediatric Dentistry, Rochelle Mamangkil, DDS; Seams When Pigs Fly, Custom Embroidery & Printing; FASTSIGNS, Walt Perlic; Eye Care Center of Napa Valley; Eagle Vines Realty, Nelia Sistena Medeiros, Realtor; Eagle Vines Realty, Ron Banasik, Realtor; David R. York, CPA, MST; Farmers Insurance, Riitta DeAnda Agency; Umpqua Bank, Denise Chisley; Cecilia’s Hair Salon; Noah’s Ark Christian School; Papa Murphy’s Pizza; Belia Ramos for Supervisor; City Councilmembers Mark Joseph and Joan Bennett; Farmers Insurance, Brian Farmer Agency; La Strada, Italian Cuisine; Dr. Rasmussen, Chiropractor; Holy Family Parish; Safeway; Walgreens; MD Urgent Care; and Starbucks.
From Vallejo: Axelrode Orthodontics.
From Napa: The Maiden Family, momsrunnapa.com; Athletic Feat, Dame’ Rahal; and Norcal Timing, Francois Neema.
Volunteers: American Canyon High School Link Crew; Christine Walton; Bill Walton; Andrew Goff; Harry Hutzel; Alex Nabrynski.
Special thanks to: Culligan Water; Wallaby Yogurt; Naked Juice; Jessica Ashlee; Jeanne Guanzon; Nancy Nabrynski; Beth Goff; Teri Urrutia; Julie Douglas; Laura Priolo and Sarah Douglas for T-shirts; Kevin Kain; Sandy Kain; and Betty Lorentz.
All designs for the Reindeer Run were created by local artist Sarah Douglas.