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Draft Horse Classic races are Sunday

The Sierra Trailblazers Running Club will present the Draft Horse Classic 5K Run/Walk & 10K run at 8 a.m. Sunday at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

Registration for the event is now available directly online at http://www.theschedule.com, or by downloading the entry form at the club’s web site Ð http://www.nccn.net/~strc. Information is also available by calling (530) 273-9268. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m. Sunday at the Fairgrounds.

The 5K run/walk and 10K run will start at 8 a.m. at the Gentle Giant monument and go through downtown Grass Valley, Condon Park, up and down Walsh Street and back to the Fairgrounds. There will also be a Kids’ Run at 9:30 a.m. on the Fairgrounds and proceeds from all the events will benefit local school PE and youth running programs.

A special award will be given to the school with the most participants. Medals, T-shirts and refreshments will follow the events and all are invited to stay and enjoy the horses, art and Harvest Fair exhibits of the Draft Horse Classic.

The 5K course record of 18:32 from 2002 is held by Eric Gruff of Irvine. Locals who posted fast times in the 5K were Steve Bond, Phil Storms and Gene Gilligan. Jennifer Miller of Nevada City holds the 5K Female record time of 24:10 followed closely by Heidi Seivert and Sue Johnson of Grass Valley. The 10K course record of 33.03 is held by Trevor Marca (M) of Chico and Maria Perez (F) of Reno in 44:40.

Truckee River run and walk Saturday

The first Truckee River Fun Run and Walk, to benefit the Jimmie Heuga Center, is scheduled for Saturday along the Truckee River paved bike trail beginning in Tahoe City at 64-Acres Park.

The Truckee River Fun Run and Walk is an out-and-back event geared for both recreational and elite runners and walkers. The 5K and 10K run start at 8:30 a.m. and the 5K walk begins at 9 a.m. Pre-registration is $30 (day of is $35) and includes T-shirt, water bottle and goodie bag. Due to the narrow trail, no dogs or baby strollers are allowed.

The Jimmie Heuga Center, founded in 1984, is a scientific research organization dedicated to helping people with multiple sclerosis reclaim a sense of control in their lives through specially developed health and wellness programs. Jimmie Heuga, Squaw Valley USA race team alumni, won a bronze medal in the men’s slalom at the 1964 Olympic Winter Games. In 1970, at age 26 and in the peak of his skiing career he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

For more information about the race, call (530) 583-4534 or visit the Truckee River Fun Run and Walk website at http://www.truckeeriverfunrunandwalk.org.To register, click to http://www.active.com.

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