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Forty-two Monterey County schools took part in the Big Sur Marathon’s By-the-Bay 3K fun run Saturday morning, April 29, 2017. Nearly than 5,000 participants including students, teachers, parents and other runners ran and walked the 1.8-mile event along scenic Ocean View Blvd. in Pacific Grove.
A cash purse of $11,950 was awarded to 20 schools who registered runners in the race. The distributions were based upon the number of students and family members participating per school as well as the percentage of total student body. Schools enrolled in the Big Sur Marathon’s JUST RUN youth fitness program received higher amounts as well as special plaques for their school. Monterey County Superintendent of Schools Nancy Kotowski assisted the JUST RUN team in presenting the awards.
Below are the totals:
For schools with 375 or more students:
1st: International School ($1,500) 1st: LaMesa ($1,500)
2nd: Los Padres ($1,200) 2nd: Marshall ($1,200)
3rd: Prunedale ($250) 3rd: Robert Down ($1,000)
4th: Boronda Meadows ($700) 4th: Gavilan View ($700)
5th: Santa Rita ($500) 5th: JC Crumpton ($50)
For schools with less than 375 students:
1st: Monterey Bay Charter ($350) 1st: Graves ($350)
2nd: Highland ($800) 2nd: Chartwell ($250)
3rd: Bay View ($600) 3rd: Captain Cooper ($200)
4th: Monte Vista ($400) 4th: All Saints ($100)
5th: Junipero Serra ($50) 5th: Monterey Bay Christian ($250)
The By-the-Bay 3K is a semi-annual event held in conjunction with the Big Sur Marathon Foundation each April and the Monterey Bay Half Marathon in November. It serves as a ‘goal race’ for students enrolled in the marathon’s JUST RUN youth fitness program, and as a community event for children and their families. The spring event offers the Schools Competition where Monterey County Schools can compete for cash awards based on participation.