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Run Rocklin earns $14,000 for Matt Redding Foundation

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Run Rocklin race director Larry Osborne recently announced that this year’s annual event had raised $14,000 for the Matt Redding Scholarship Foundation. The eighth annual Run Rocklin was held April 3 at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin. Run Rocklin has become a significant community event that attracted teams of runners throughout the Sacramento region and had a record-number of 2,900 total participants this year. The race, which helps raise money for the locally-run, nonprofit Matt Redding Scholarship Foundation, has now given a total of $48,000 in memory of the fallen Rocklin Police Officer. A popular Rocklin Police Officer, Redding tragically died while on duty in October 2005 when he was struck and killed by a vehicle driven by an intoxicated driver. The race director has a son who is a Rocklin police officer and has a personal connection with the Redding family, even though he didn’t know Matt personally. “On behalf of the entire Run Rocklin committee, I extend a special thanks to everyone who joined us to make this year the biggest and best event ever,” Osborne said. “As race director, I really appreciate all of the effort and energy of all the members of the race committee and the support of all of our sponsors.” This year’s Run Rocklin raised more than $16,000 that was distributed to charities. The organization gave $1,000 to the volunteer segment of the Rocklin Police Department and provided $800 for the department’s K9 program. Run Rocklin also awarded $600 to the top three schools entering the most participants in the race. Awards and prize money were given to the top three male and female overall finishers in both events. ~ Staff report