Spit Run set for June 27; proceeds benefit youth running programs

The Kachemak Bay Running Club is hosting the annual Spit Run that begins at Homer High and finishes at Land’s End. The race is June 27.

Register online at www.kachemakbayrunningclub.org. 

Walkers start at 9 a.m.; runners at 10 a.m. Bib pickup and late registration is at 8 a.m. on race day. The Homer Spit Run is a USA Track and Field certified 10 kilometer race

Proceeds support local youth running programs. Fees are $5 for ages 10 and under ($10 race day) and $20 for ages 11 and older ($25 race day).

There will be a no-host party at the finish, a free shuttle back to the start and free gear shuttle.

Pedro Ochoa, a 2014 Homer High School graduate who was on the school’s cross country and track team, ran to first place in last year’s Spit Run. Ochoa finished in a time of 0:36:18.13.

Claiming first place for the women was Molly Mitchell, then a Homer High junior who also ran on the school’s cross country and track team. Mitchell crossed the finish line in 0:40:51.14.

For more information about this year’s race, call Bill at 399-1078.

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