Cystic Fibrosis 5K is 9th stop on Grand Prix |

Cystic Fibrosis 5K is 9th stop on Grand Prix

With just three races left in the Gold Country Grand Prix, things are heating up, and on Saturday, runners will look to improve their position at the third annual Cystic Fibrosis 5K.

There are five different Grand Prix age groups that find themselves with multiple contenders heading into this weekend’s 5K.

In the men’s 70-and-over age group (AG), Raymond Wright holds a one-point edge over Ron Gross at 58-57. In the women’s 60-69 AG Linda King (31 points) holds a two-point lead over Terrie Horlick and Linda Miller. Bjorn Jones currently has the lead in the men’s 30-39 AG at 70-69 over Larry DeFeyter. In the women’s 19-29 AG, Caitlin Oats maintains a two-point edge over Brooke Murphy at 46-44, and Lexie Madigan leads Erin Bigley 60-53 in the 10-and-under AG.

With the race for grand prix glory almost at its conclusion, runners will take their abilities to a very familiar running spot in Nevada County.

The Cystic Fibrosis 5K run is at the Empire Mine and marks the ninth stop in the Gold Country Grand Prix. Runners get started at 9 a.m.

The event is expecting approximately 110 runners, said race coordinator Debra Wagner, who hopes to raise $2,000 to $4,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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