For runners, the weather was spectacular–mid 60s, light breeze, and all under stunningly blue Clark Lake skies.  That was the setting as hundreds gathered along Ocean Beach Road to participate in or view the 42nd Annual Run Clark Lake. 

The competitors were there to win.  With cool temperatures and low humidity, times were good.  Some course records were broken.  Runners assembled here from places as far away as Kenya and California.  As usual Clark Lake runners represented the community well.  For a complete rundown of participants, their times and places, please scroll down.

There is always extra excitement at the start of the race.  Large groups of spectators offered their enthusiastic support.  Check out the video below of the first race of the day, the 12K.

The 12K headed south on Ocean Beach Road, turned right on Lakeview East and then entered the Magic Forest (for reference, see map of the route below the results).  The 5K started 5 minutes after the 12K.  The 5K headed north on Ocean Beach Road.  Here’s the 5K start.

A minute later, the 5K Walk began.

After the three adult events concluded, the kids had their moment in the spotlight with a 3/4K run.  The kids headed north on Ocean Beach, then turned back toward the finish line.

The kids had a great time–and it appeared they had winning on their mind!

For the participants, it was competitive fun, and some of them enjoyed that special moment in the winner’s circle.

 To view these action shots, please click on the first one.  Then click or tap the right edge to advance to the next one.


Click here for complete results.  Below, for your reference, are the routes taken by each event today.

Thanks to BJ Lyons for the drone video and John Stewart for photos at the start and finish line. Other photos by Rick Belcher.