Over $56K Raised by Runners, Hikers, Walkers, Supporters & “Hoppy Hiker” Drinkers!

Thanks to all Race for Open Space participants, supporters, sponsors, and partners!

Everyone who participated, supported, and volunteered at this year’s Race for Open Space (ROS) was a force for nature! 450 people ran, walked, and hiked safely and socially distanced at Glen Deven Ranch, Mitteldorf Preserve, in their own neighborhoods, or on our special Adventure Courses! Many supporters donated as well. All of these stellar humans found their wonder and raised $25,000 for the lands they love! Plus, our generous sponsors contributed $21,000.

But wait! There’s more…Thanks to the thirsty folks who purchased some yummy Hoppy Hiker Hazy IPA, Alvarado Street Brewery raised an additional $10,000 for healthy lands, healthy people, and healthy communities. This makes everyone a winner!

And we know you really want to hear who the winners in each of our Race for Open Space categories are:

SPEEDY RUNNER AWARDS

2.4-miles at Glen Deven Ranch:

  • David Loutzenheiser (18:59) and Linda Sereno (20:41)
  • Youth: David Oliver and Juliet Oliver (1:30:00)

4-miles at Mitteldorf Preserve:

  • William Tovar (38:06) and Franca Rossi (42:52)
  • Youth: David Oliver and Juliet Oliver (1:30:00)

8.5-miles at Mitteldorf Preserve:

  • Linda Sereno (1:25:14) and David Loutzenheiser (1:31:49) 
  • Youth: Luca Gurdgiev (1:34:37)

9-miles, Palo Corona to San Jose Creek Trail:

  • Anthony Davi (1:23:25) and Emily Cole (1:37:15)
  • Youth: Isabella Davi (1:39:33)

21-miles, Palo Corona to Mitteldorf Preserve:

  • Jenny Jacox (3:22:34) and Mike Jacox (3:22:37)
  • Special recognition to Robert Beverly (3:24:48), just a hair behind in pace!

MOST MILES AWARDS

  • Top Male: Mark Beering (293.09 miles recorded)
  • Top Female: Emily Motz (198.18 miles recorded)
  • Top team:
    • In 3rd place: York School, Monterey with 121 miles recorded!
    • In 2nd place: The Monterey Bay Moves team with 125 miles recorded!
    • In 1st place: The Trailblazers for the Lands We Love team with 133.5 miles recorded!

Want to know who won our photo contest? Check it out here. Take a look at all the submissions here!

As we begin planning next year’s Race for Open Space, we are sending all our gratitude from our hearts to yours.

Thank you!

The team at Big Sur Land Trust

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