Kenwood Footrace 2021
By Bridget Paul
Some of the Kenwood ‘hood got together at 8:15 in the morning to have their second “COVID Addition” 2.92 Footrace to kick-off the ‘wood’s 4th festivities. While we miss Northern California’s largest and (before COVID-19) longest-standing race on the 4th, Empire Runners couldn’t come back this year as planning starts about a year prior. Soo… kids, dogs, and various community members ran, biked, scootered, walked, strollered, and skipped their way through the Village. We even had a mother (Amanda Boushey) and daughter (Coco Boushey) “run ons,” who were out enjoying the holiday morning, slipped on better shoes and ran right onto the course! Along with a great attitude and even at times running backwards, Walter Maciavich, 12 years old, won with a time of 27:20 with his older brother Paul chasing him down three seconds behind. Other honorable mentions are: Orion van Loben Sels, 4 years old, came in first of “smaller racers division.” Youngest racer, 1 year old Bridgid Marshall strolled in with mom, and Mara Finerty, first walker who completed the entire course with two playful dogs (one of them mine)! It was a warm way for many to stay connected, visit, meet, and hold tight until next year, when the official Kenwood Footrace returns!