Viewfinder: Running on a Rainy Day

Participants braved the weather for Union City Sport Center's 5k/10k Anniversary Fun Run & Walk.

Despite the weather, there was no rain delay for the 's annual 5K & 10K Fun Run, held on Sunday, March 6.

The steady drizzle didn't hinder the more than 100 runners' positive attitudes and determination. Adults, children, and even a dog, paid no mind to nature's obstacle as they navigated a course from City Hall, along the Alameda Creek Trail and back.

Twelve-year-old Alex Sokol was the first to cross the 5K finish line with a time of 20 minutes and 52 seconds. Runners were placed in different age divisions; Sokol placed first in the male 12 and under category. Union City Mayor Mark Green, 58, placed first in the male 55 and up category with a time of 27 minutes and 42 seconds.

John Mintz, 44, was the first person to complete the 10K race. He crossed the finish line at 42 minutes and 48 seconds, placing first in the male 30 to 54 bracket. See the complete results here.

Although a few of the runners were serious athletes, most of the participants were running and walking for fun. The event ended with a prize raffle and an awards ceremony.

Patch photographer Paciano Triunfo was on the scene to capture some highlights. See his photos above and read a full story abou the Fun Run .


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