Defending champion Jane Kibii and Olympian Luis Orta headline event’s 10-mile championship race
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Credit Union SACTOWN Run, set for Sunday, April 7, features the ninth running of the SACTOWN 10-Mile race and includes a 5k, the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Miracle Mile, and the Homemade-Half Challenge.
Organized by the Sacramento Running Association (SRA) and sponsored by California and Nevada credit unions, the SACTOWN events raise money for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals, including Sacramento’s UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
“We are once again excited to work with the Sacramento Running Association in hosting such a great event, that—thanks to a number of credit unions and businesses in California and Nevada—has raised much needed funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout both states,” said Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. “Those funds go to help kids get the care and treatments that they need.”
California and Nevada credit unions, through the SACTOWN Run, have raised nearly $1.8 million for local and regional hospitals over the past eight years, with over $200,000 being raised by this year’s event.
In addition to the philanthropic efforts, the Credit Union SACTOWN Run’s main event, the 10-mile race, will once again serve as the USA Track & Field Pacific Association’s 10-Mile Championships. The championship field hosts top local runners as well as professional athletes from across the country.
SACTOWN Run Champion Jane Kibii from Auburn, Calif. returns to defend her 2018 title. Kibii has won the SACTOWN 10-mile race five times in the event’s eight-year history. Last year’s men’s runner-up, Nico Montanez from Mammoth Lakes, Calif., also returns and will look to capture his first SACTOWN Run win. Venezuelan Olympian Luis Orta, who currently resides in Broomfield, Colo., and last year’s fourth place finisher, Mara Olson of San Francisco, Calif., are expected to be among those to challenge for the win.
“In our continued effort to be a force for good in Sacramento, the SRA is proud to put on the Credit Union SACTOWN Run as part of such a magnanimous cause spearheaded by the philanthropic efforts of the Credit Unions for Kids,” said Sacramento Running Association Executive Director Scott Abbott. “We are excited to again bring some of the world’s best runners to the streets of Sacramento to make the SACTOWN Run a premier sporting event, in addition to it being a great community event.”
SACTOWN 10-Mile Elite Field:
|Jane Kibii||Auburn, CA||Nico Montanez||Mammoth Lakes, CA|
|Mara Olson||San Francisco, CA||Luis Orta||Broomfield, CO|
|Molly Grabill||Boulder, CO||Seth Totten||Santa Barbara, CA|
|Rachel Mitchell||Flagstaff, AZ||CJ Albertson||Fresno, CA|
|Samantha Diaz||Jackson, WY||William Reyes||Chico, CA|
|Kaylee Flanagan||Louisville, CO||Malcolm Richards||San Francisco, CA|
|Chelsey Albertson||Fresno, CA||Jameson Mora||Mammoth Lakes, CA|
|Teresa McWalters||San Francisco, CA||Jack Polerecky||Flagstaff, AZ|
|Devon Yanko||San Anselmo, CA||Dylan Belles||Flagstaff, AZ|
|Dani Moreno||Santa Barbara, CA||Nicholas Spector||Costa Mesa, CA|
|Autumn Ray||Sedona, AZ||Benjamin Heck||San Carlos, CA|
|Allison Grace Morgan||Bend, OR||Swarnjit Boyal||San Luis Obispo, CA|
SACTOWN Run Details
Race Start Times
Sunday, April 7
7:30 a.m. – UC Davis Children’s Hospital Miracle Mile
8:00 a.m. – SACTOWN 5k
8:50 a.m – SACTOWN 10-mile
Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids) is the brand under which America’s credit unions and affiliated organizations fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. To date, credit unions have raised more than $170 million since the introduction of the CU4Kids program in 1996.
Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals is an affiliation of children’s hospitals throughout the country. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals treat more than 17 million patients each year, including 98 percent of all children needing heart or lung transplants and 88 percent of all children with cancer. Each year these non-profit hospitals provide state-of-the-art care, cutting edge research and preventative health education.
The Sacramento Running Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to finding ways to encourage people of all ages and abilities to run. The SRA is committed to developing new, quality running events that appeal to a broad variety of runners.
Other SRA events include the recently completed Super Sunday Run, the Gold Country Half on May 19, 2019, the Capital Cross Challenge on September 29, 2019, the Youth XC Series in October, the Run the Parkway on November 10, 2019 and the California International Marathon on December 8, 2019.