The 'CU SacTown Run' Raises Nearly $210,000 For CMN Hospitals

CU SacTown Run committee members, credit union leaders, and runners on race day.
CU SacTown Run committee members, credit union leaders, and runners on race day.

After a week of mostly wet weather, the rain held off just in time for the Ninth Annual Credit Union SacTown Run—which took place in Sacramento, CA on Sunday, April 7. The event raised $207,330 for the 11 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in California and Nevada.

More than 2,000 runners participated in this year’s SacTown Run, including some 900 credit union employees and members. The event, which started and ended at the California state capitol, featured a 10-mile race, the UC Davis Children’s Hospital Miracle Mile fun run and fitness walk, a 5K, and the “Homemade-Half Challenge” (for those interested in running the equivalent of a half-marathon). The event was hosted by the Sacramento Running Association and also served as the Pacific Association 10-Mile Championship.

For more photos of this year’s event, click here.

“We are once again excited to work with the Sacramento Running Association in hosting such a great event, that—thanks to a number of credit unions and businesses in California and Nevada—has raised much needed funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals throughout both states,” said Diana Dykstra, president and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues. “Those funds go to help kids get the care and treatments that they need.”

CO-OP Financial Services was among the major sponsors of the events. Other major sponsors include California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, CU Direct, CUNA Mutual Group, First Tech FCU, Golden 1 CU, Patelco CU, SchoolsFCU, Travis CU, Wescom CU, and Walmart. 

At the event, the top male runner was Nico Montanez of Colorado (though he trains at Mammoth Lakes) with a time of 48:36. For the fifth consecutive year, the top female runner was Jane Kibii of Auburn with a time of 55.18. Angela House, a former patient at UC Davis Children’s Hospital, once again sang the national anthem—her fourth time in as many years doing the honors.

Nancy Fast, grandmother of former CMN kid Timmy, thanked everyone for their support of CMN hospitals and for their support of her grandson during his stay at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital during the kick-off press conference Friday morning. Timmy was born in August 2009 at UC Davis and was diagnosed at 2 ½ years old with a brain tumor. He went through surgery and chemotherapy. He has been a CMN kid for the hospital and is now a happy and energetic nearly 10-year-old.

“Our family is so grateful for U.C. Davis,” Fast said. “Thank you for all of your support.”

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