Published July 8th, 2009
Fourth of July Blasts Off with Run
Submitted By Elizabeth Faoro
Chris Vizcaino, a former Campolindo Cross Country runner, won the race with a record-breaking time of 24:47. The previous record was 25:54 held by Justin Pines from the race in 2006. Photo Craig Issacs

While most people spend the Fourth of July relaxing by the lake or pool, last weekend around 300 people chose to participate in a run that supported the local high school. Collegiate Campolindo alumni, families, friends, and classmates used the Moraga Fourth of July Race to kick off the holiday and followed it up with a pancake breakfast.
The annual fundraiser for the Campolindo High School Cross Country and Track and Field Teams was very successful. Local businesses and families donated $4,400 and each runner paid a nominal registration fee. All earnings, minus the cost of expenses, went to the team.
The race enjoyed strong community participation and provided an opportunity for all ages and abilities to join in the fun. Participants ran either a two mile or five mile course beginning in the center of town on Moraga Road south of Moraga Commons and finished on the Moraga/Lafayette trail just west of the Commons. The course was modified this year to include the Moraga/Lafayette Trail and was certified for distance.
Campolindo High School is able to facilitate athletic excellence on the trails, on the track, and in the field through the participation of the community of athletes of all ages, and with the support and generosity of sponsors.
In 2008 the Campolindo Boys Cross Country finished second in the State with a school record team time of 79:45 while the girls team added to their long streak of top ten finishes. This past spring both Campolindo Boys and Girls Track and Field Teams were crowned League champions.

Junior runner Photo Ed Katibah
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