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Runners back for Annual Almond Run

After a year hiatus, dozens of walkers and runners, mostly from Colusa County, pounded the pavement in Arbuckle on Saturday.

The Arbuckle Fun Run for Education Committee hosted the annual 1-mile and 5-k event, which had been canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With COVID-19 infections drastically trending downward, event organizers felt confident that they could resume the tradition once again for participants, while still offering a “virtual” option for others.

Runners of all ages were rewarded for their efforts will a special gift bag, filled with donated items, such as pens, jam, and snack sized Blue Diamond almonds.

Gold, Silver, and Bronze metals were awarded for multiple age divisions for both the 1-mile and 5k place finishers.

The Almond Fun Run is a fundraiser held to raise money for Pierce Joint Unified School District programs, organizers said.

“The money (this year) will go to the Physical Education Department at Johnson Jr. High and, if there is enough, it will trickle down to the Elementary and High School,” said organizer Mary Grimmer.

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