The Orinda Park and Rec Foundation’s first annual Run on the Wilder Side was met with great enthusiasm by children and adults who ran the challenging 1.4-mile and 5K hilly course. The Foundation thanks the following generous sponsors: Benefit Marketing of Orinda, City of Orinda, Diablo Foods, Gu Energy, Noah’s Bagels, Orinda Fitness, Runner’s Mind, Radicle Snacks, Safeway and Wilder. Proceeds from the run will go toward the Orinda Community Center Park renovation. For a list of the winners and more photos, go to the OPRF website at OPRFoundation.org.
The overall winners in the womens’ division were Donna Baidetti in the 1.4-mile race and Kelly Coogan-Gehr in the 5K, with Nick Sigman taking first place in the men’s division for both races. Age-group winners for the 1.4-mile run include: Sierra Peterson and Cooper Kane (10 & Under); Phoebe Busansky and Caleb Elkind (Ages 11-20); Donna Baidetti and Nick Sigman (Ages 21-50); Leesa Evans and J.R. Mintz (Ages 51-64); and Sharlet Gilbert (65 & Over). Age-group winners for the 5K race were: Ian Hughes (10 & Under); Zoe Schmitt and Sean Wilkinson (Ages 11-20); Kelly Coogan-Gehr and Nick Sigman (Ages 21-50); Diane Batchelor and Keith Duncan (Ages 51-64); and Sharlet Gilber and Bryant Byrnes (65 & Over).