Due to an untimely rain shower, The Store opened their doors to allow the Red Bluff Classic runners to receive their placings and medals. From left, back row: Jack Morris, Duke Morris, Jonathon Dotter, Hannah Schutz, Jan Eden, Tom Gregory, Christa Friare, Tino Friare, Brent Gordon, Hannah Greenlee, and Lee Elder. Front row: lKelly Mitchell, Kari Nixon, Floyd Dotter, David Dotter, Brooklyn Dye and Payton Dye.
Thunder, lightning and rain kept several runners in their PJs sipping coffee, but not everyone. Around 20 folks showed up to run the Red Bluff Classic 5K/Fun Run Saturday morning, Aug. 17.
The Red Bluff Classic is a fundraiser sponsored by the Freedom Schools athletic department and is traditionally held the last day of the Freedom Rodeo. For a small fee, runners compete in different age divisions and win medals for placing first through third and receive a souvenir Red Bluff Classic T-shirt. Last year there were over 50 competitors.
The course starts at the Freedom Rodeo grounds and finishes on Main Street. The 5K goes across the bridge and back, turns down Main Street and circles the park, finishing by The Store on Main Street.
Top, from left: Tino Friare places first overall in the Red Bluff Classic 5K with a time of 24:74. 2) Hannah Schutz has a time of 27:22 in the 5K and claims first in the female category. 3) Jan Eden and Fun Run buddy Tom Gregory finish first in their category with a time of 19:25. Bottom: Kari Nixon finished the 5K with a time of 28:43 (and places first in her age division; second in the overall female group) but is pictured here as she catches up with a buddy, Lee Elder, and finishes again. Elder finished with a time of 47:25. 2) Charleston, South Carolina, native Floyd Dotter finishes the race with a time of 29:41 and comes in first for his age group. Dotter has enjoyed this run for several years. 3) Jonathan Dotter finishes his 5K run with a time of 25:08 and places first in his age division (16-20) and second overall. 4) Coming in first for his age division of 11-15, Duke Morris finishes the 5K strong with a time of 34:31.