Sports & Recreation

Mission 10 Race returns in early 2020

37th annual event kicks off Jan. 25.

This article was contributed by the Rotary Club of Hollister. 

The Rotary Club of Hollister and Mission 10 Race Committee invite you to kick off 2020 by joining our 37th annual Mission 10 Race on Jan. 25. We are so excited to be bringing back the popular TAC distance-certified Half Marathon, which takes runners through the scenic and beautiful Anzar hills and past Anzar Lake. The 10 Miler, 5k and 1-mile Kids Fun Run will also be taking place, making this another fun-filled, all-ages event.

Register online now for the 37th annual event, which will begin at the Mission Plaza on Second Street in San Juan Bautista. All proceeds benefit local scholarships and charities. Please visit the Mission 10 Race website for current rates on entry fees. Fees include a long-sleeve shirt. Good training for marathon base. All races timed with awards.

The 1-mile fun run begins at 8:15 a.m., followed by the 1/2 marathon at 8:45 a.m., the 10-mile race at 9 a.m. and the 5K race at 9:15 a.m. Race day registration begins at 7:15 a.m.

Courses include the TAC-certified 1/2 Marathon Race, an extension of the 10-mile course, generally flat with small hills that passes Anzar Lake; the TAC-certified 10-Mile Distance, a loop course, generally flat with one hill (elevation gain 210 feet from 3.2 miles to 4.8 miles, run back down same hill); and the 5-Kilometer Race, out and back, paved and flat.

The Rotary Club of Hollister is growing this event while still maintaining the qualities appreciated by the runners who have made the Mission 10 a destination for years. This year, we are very excited to once again be awarding prizes for the top theme teams in the 5k race (please keep costumes family friendly). With four different races, there is something for everyone, so grab your friends and family and join us on Jan. 25, 2020!

The Rotary Club of Hollister was one of the first rotary clubs established in California. The club has prided itself by providing vast support to the community since 1925 in the form of monetary contributions for student scholarships, local charitable programs, and providing a large base of volunteers that help support many programs around the community and worldwide. In 2019 alone, the Rotary Club of Hollister gifted $28,000 in college scholarships to local students.

View 2020 Mission 10 Race Video

For more information: contact Bill Tiffany (831) 637-0071; by FAX at (831) 637-0092; by email wgtt@sbcglobal.net or contact Bob Marden robertmarden@yahoo.com.

Mission 10 Race Facebook page

Visit Rotary Club of Hollister at www.hollisterrotary.org for mail-in registration, sponsorship and volunteer opportunities.

 

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The Rotary Club of Hollister (http://www.hollisterrotary.org) was one of the first Rotary Clubs established in California. The club has prided itself by providing vast support to the community since 1925 in the form of monetary contributions for student scholarships, local charitable programs, and providing a large base of volunteers that help support many programs around the community and worldwide.