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FitView – May Running

By Efren Martinez
It’s Run Time

This May gives us plenty of opportunities to get your run on for a good cause. We all know how healthy running is, but did you know it can extend your life too? According to the research that will be presented in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday, May 5th at a conference, small amounts of easy running done consistently can extend your lifespan by as much as six years. In the latest analysis of data from an ongoing study of residents of Copenhagen, Denmark, researchers found that those who reported running one to two-and-a-half hours per week had an increased life expectancy of 6.2 years for men and 5.6 years for women, compared to sedentary residents. (source: Runners World) So get off your astronauts and run for your health and a longer life span.

On Saturday, May 13th, in Ripon is the 10th annual Rina’s Run 1/2 marathon, 10K & 5K. All finishers will receive a Finisher’s Medal, race shirt and post-race refreshments. There will also be a Vendor Faire full of great things for everyone to enjoy. Overall winners receive cash prizes and the top three finishers in each age division will receive a medal. Event benefits in part The Ripon High Stadium Project. Then kick off the Memorial weekend right on Saturday, May 27th, with the Modesto Memorial Classic 1-mile & 5K run/walk with pancake breakfast included for all paid runners. Back again will also the children’s free Frito Lay Chester Cheetah fun run. Note! This year because of recent flooding, the run will be held at Johansen High School Foot Ball Stadium in Modesto. According to one of the race directors, Barbara Miller from The Shadow Chase Running Club, the course will be run from the stadium leading out to the surrounding area just behind the stadium. The runners should enjoy this new temporary route without having to deal with the associated squirrel crossing. Event benefits in part the Modesto Vet Center, which helps returning combat veterans and their families.Prize money to top 3 men/women finishers and 1st master’s (over 40) finishers in the 5K.
As your Modesto View Fitness editor & Quake DJ in fitness, I look forward to entertaining you all at both of these races. For more information on either of these two runs or both, visit the links below. Happy Running/Walking!



About the Author:

I answered the call back in 1983; mixing Music and Entertainment with an eccentric European style has always come easy for me. In the early 80's I was the Disc Jockey for most of the high school dances in Modesto. In the late 80's I found myself in Hollywood working as a dancer and sound engineer for various professional recording industries. In 1990 my wife of 25 years and I started (The Quake Mobile DJ ®) which was seeded from San Francisco's 1985, The Quake, radio station that only lasted a short while on the air. 26 years later The Quake Mobile DJ is bigger & better than ever in the Entertainment industry. Real-Estate, photojournalism, event promoter, saving animals, travel and fitness are a few other of my interests. I also enjoy motivational speaking to children and to those who are struggling with addiction. In my life, I have always been a very direct person and once I see a goal I won't quit till I've achieved it. But out of all of the above I feel in my heart that the best inspiration in my life is my wife and my love for the faith that I practice. Phil 4:20