Oracle Run, 31 years and counting

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The race begins at the corner of Dodge and Mt. Lemmon Rd. in Oracle. Race Director Darrell Klesch assumes his standard position hanging from the scaffolding. (John Hernandez photo)


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Overall men’s winner Brian Hall. (John Hernandez photo)

By John Hernandez

Oracle Towne Crier

The 31st annual Oracle Run was held Saturday, Oct. 26. The 10K race drew 165 runners from around Arizona with a few from other parts of the country. Others enjoyed the one mile fun run and walk. The Oracle Run started out as the Buffalo Bill 10K Run in 1982. It has evolved into one of the toughest 10Ks in southern Arizona and is a part of the Running Shop Grand Prix series of races produced by the Southern Arizona Roadrunners (SAR).

The overall men’s champion this year was Brian Hall of Tucson. The women’s champion was Stephanie Wenneborg. Three local runners finished well in their divisions. Alicia Peoble of San Manuel finished second in the 25-29 age division and was the top local runner overall finishing at number 30. Oracle’s own Steve Lebrecht finished second in the 65-69 age division. Finishing first in her age division (65-69) was Jenine Mayer of Oracle. Other local runners included Chris Hall, Julie Hall, Debra Breen, Tina Vindiola, John Wasley, Phyllis Davis, Arnold Nelson, Alan Rubenstein, and David Jaffrey.

Race Director Darrell Klesch called it a “Funtastic Event” and he is already thinking of ideas to make it a bigger and better event next year. Rancho Linda Vista artist Andy Rush created this year’s t-shirt design. Proceeds from the event go towards supporting the Oracle Historical Society and the Acadia Ranch Museum.

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Overall Women’s Champion Stephanie Wenneborg. (John Hernandez photo)

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