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SacTown Run Raises Over $183k!

The 12th Annual Credit Union SacTown Run raised more than $183,000 for 11 local Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals across California and Nevada.

According to organizers, more than 1,500 runners participated in this year’s SacTown Run, including 500 credit union employees and members from across California and Nevada. The event, which started and ended at the California State Capitol, featured a 10-mile race, 5K run, and “Miracle Mile Fun Run and Fitness Walk.”

The run was hosted by the Sacramento Running Association (SRA) and also served as the Pacific Association 10-Mile Championship.

From left: Michelle Linenberger, Professional Development Nurse Specialist and Nurse Educator at UC Davis Children’s Hospital; John Pamer, Chair of the Credit Union SacTown Run race and CEO of Diablo Valley FCU; Tiffany Doty, SVP-Client Relationships for CO-OP Solutions; and Larry Palochik, SVP-Member Solutions for the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues

“Once again, we were honored to work with the Sacramento Running Association in hosting such a great event to raise much needed funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout both California and Nevada,” said Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. “These donations will help kids receive the care and treatment they need, thanks to a number of credit unions and businesses across both states.”

Excited to be Back in Person

John Pamer, Chair of the Credit Union SacTown Run and CEO of Diablo Valley FCU, said in a statement that participants were excited to see the race return to its in-person, live format this year.

“Throughout the COVID lockdown over the past two years, we never waited to help children and families who needed treatment and care at CMN Hospitals,” Pamer said. “Our stakeholders have been just as committed as always to raising funds and awareness. The need is constant, and so is our commitment to helping sick children and their families.”

According to organizers, 25 credit union teams participating from across California and Nevada. In addition, runners, walkers, and independent fundraisers also raised money to be donated to their local CMN hospitals.

CO-OP Solutions Leads Sponsor List

“As the Superhero sponsor of this year’s run, CO-OP Solutions wants to thank and congratulate all runners and the 25 credit union teams involved in organizing this year’s virtual event,” said Joe Franklin, vice president of experiential marketing and engagement for CO-OP Solutions. “It is very gratifying to be a part of an effort that raised more than $183,000 to help sick children receive the medical care they need.”

  • Superhero sponsors of the event included CO-OP Solutions, CO-OP Miracle Match, and the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues
  • Hero sponsors included First Tech Credit Union, Golden 1 Credit Union, Patelco Credit Union, SAFE Credit Union, SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union, Travis Credit Union, and Wescom Credit Union.
  • Champion sponsors included California Credit Union, CU Direct, CUNA Mutual Group, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, OE Federal Credit Union, Redwood Credit Union, and San Mateo Credit Union, the organization reported.

An additional 30 credit unions and business partners sponsored the race within these sponsorship categories:

  • Buddies: Eagle Community Credit Union, Heritage Community Credit Union, KeyPoint Credit Union, Pacific Service Credit Union, Provident Credit Union, Sacramento Credit Union, and Sierra Central Credit Union.
  • Friends: Catalyst Corporate, Credit Union of Southern California, Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union, Financial Horizons Credit Union, Great Basin Federal Credit Union, InterWest Insurance Services, TruEdge Builds, UNCLE Credit Union, Upward Credit Union, VA Desert Pacific Federal Credit Union, and ViClarity.
  • Pals: California Members Title Insurance, Delta Schools Federal Credit Union, Diablo Valley Federal Credit Union, Kaiperm Credit Union, Nikkei Credit Union, PostCity Financial Credit Union, Sequoia Federal Credit Union, South Bay Credit Union, and United Catholics Federal Credit Union.

The Winners

The champion runners of this year’s SACTOWN Run included:

  • 10-mile Men’s Champion: Brendan Gregg (Davis, CA) — 47:25
  • 10-mile Women’s Champion: Lauren LaRocco (Sacramento, CA) — 54:55
  • USA Track and Field (USATF) Masters 10-mile Men’s Champion: Riley Cook (Long Beach, CA) — 49:59
  • USA Track and Field (USATF) Masters 10-mile Women’s Champion: Maggie Shearer(Los Angeles vicinity, CA) — 59:20
  • 5k Men’s ChampionLuis Zuniga (Yuba City, CA) — 15:56
  • 5k Women’s Champion: Morgan Meade (San Francisco) — 17:38

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