Nearly 650 participants ran in the 34th Mission 10 Race on Saturday, Jan. 28 in San Juan Bautista. The race, featuring a Half Marathon, 10-mile, 5K race and a 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, helps raise money for the Rotary Club of Hollister.
The club has provided 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.
After a few weeks of rainy weather, runners were greeted by sunny skies and cool temperatures as the races took off near Mission San Juan Bautista.
The 5K has been popular with both competitive and casual runners as well as walkers. The 10-mile race took participants on a route through the scenic farmland and hills outside of San Juan Bautista. Organizers said that both the half marathon and 10-mile distance races provide a great training base for spring marathons.
While some runners were there to compete and try to win, others were there for the exercise, the ambience and to just have fun — with some choosing to dress up and some groups running as teams.
To view results from the various races, click here.