Dublin Distance Fiesta 2015 Sets a California Record With 2,200 Runners, 66 Schools
2,200 student athletes from 66 high schools from across the Bay Area and beyond met at Dublin High School’s Gaels Stadium for 12 hours yesterday for back-t0-back-to-back distance races. Event Director Chris Williams and an army of student and parent volunteers executed the event flawlessly, slightly ahead of scheduled despite over 100 heats of boys and girls distant events including the 800, 1600, 3200 and Distance Medley Relay.
Remarkably, this event has become the largest of its kind in California history. The event combined fierce competition with a party atmosphere courtesy of a DJ spinning pop hits. The winner of each event is rewarded with a hand-decorated sombrero and the top four receive piñata t-shirts, and a few boys and girls also earn 3200 meter Arcadia automatic qualifiers.
More details with results available at the event website. If you missed the event this year, we’ve included a photo essay to give you a taste of the action. Mark your calendar for next year’s fiesta – March 19, 2016.