Donut Run Sweetens Scholarship Fund
The Milers’ second annual Donut Run enticed more than 100 runners and walkers (a record in the event’s short history, but an impressive one), all of whom showed up at Kelseyville’s Pioneer Park for the start/finish of the scenic 5K course on a fine spring morning, Saturday, April 16. Ian Hoff won overall first place among men with a time of 18:28. Tamara Gonzalez won overall first place among women, crossing the finish line at 20:39. Click here for a complete list of results for both the run and the walk. Check out our Facebook page for an album of photos from the event. Participant fees enabled the Milers to donate almost $1,000 of the event’s proceeds to the Christine Hanson Education Scholarship Fund, which awards a scholarship every year to a high school graduate from Kelseyville who enters any California college that offers a program in education. It’s named after the longtime educator in Kelseyville schools who was also an avid walker. The donation represented the Milers’ long tradition of backing nonprofits throughout Lake County. Since its inception in 2003, the Milers have donated more than $13,000 to community groups, according to Milers President Jeanine Burnett. Race Director Ginny Cholez marshaled a small army of volunteers (including husband Dennis Cholez, Miler VP Tanya Michel, Member-at-Large Jetta Meadows [who along with her husband, Michael, nailed the timing for the event], and President Jeanine Burnett) to make the race a success, with donuts, coffee, fruit, juice, and other breakfast goods for all to enjoy after the race.