Purple People Power at Run for Good
There was plenty of purple flowing through the streets of downtown Fairfield on Saturday before Easter as nearly 250 NorthBay employees and family members took to the course of the 2012 Run for Good.
Sponsored by NorthBay Healthcare, the run includes a 5k and a 10k route, with most of our participants opting for the short course. This year’s official NorthBay T-shirt was purple. In the four years of the race, we went from red to yellow to blue and then dark plum.
Ken McCollum, Vice President of Human Resources, accepted a trophy presented to the largest team, an honor NorthBay easily won.
“NorthBay Healthcare has been part of Fairfield for more than a half century and is proud to have been the sponsor of Run for Good since its inception, helping to raise more than $100,000 for the Matt Garcia Youth Center,” he told the crowd gathered at the awards ceremony. “The Matt Garcia Center and NorthBay share a common goal: to build a healthy and involved new generation to take our community forward into the future.”
According to race managers, about 250 runners completed the 10k course, while more than 1,000 runners, joggers and walkers with pets and strollers finished the 5k segment.
Next year’s race plan calls for adding a half marathon to the event, an attraction that could bring hundreds more elite runners to the event