Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest


Monday, April 14th, 2014
Issue 16, Volume 18.
Debbie Ramsey
Managing Editor
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The Village News has been informed by a participant that 700 individuals participated in the Avocado Half Marathon, held Saturday, April 12, in Fallbrook.

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Winners of the photo contest are:

First Place - Carrie Sandoval

Second Place - Robin Mitchell

Third Place - Nick Lalonde

The three winning images are posted on this link as well as other outstanding images submitted in the contest.

Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest - Carrie Sandoval photo. - Abby Knox was one of 700 participants in the Avocado Half Marathon in Fallbrook on Sat., April 12. Carrie Sandoval won first place in the Village News' photo contest with this image.
Abby Knox was one of 700 participants in the Avocado Half Marathon in Fallbrook on Sat., April 12. Carrie Sandoval won first place in the Village News' photo contest with this image.

Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest - Robin Mitchell photo. - Fallbrook's Avocado Half Marathon was the seventh half marathon run by Dianne Rowe, above. According to her daughter Robin Mitchell, who won second place in the Village News' photo contest, Rowe started running in 2012 to lose weight - so far she has lost 100 lbs!
Fallbrook's Avocado Half Marathon was the seventh half marathon run by Dianne Rowe, above. According to her daughter Robin Mitchell, who won second place in the Village News' photo contest, Rowe started running in 2012 to lose weight - so far she has lost 100 lbs!

Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest - Nick Lalonde photo. - Ella Schoenig waits with cups of water for runners in the Avocado Half Marathon held in Fallbrook on Sat., April 12. Nick Lalonde took this photo which won third place in the Village News' photo contest.
Ella Schoenig waits with cups of water for runners in the Avocado Half Marathon held in Fallbrook on Sat., April 12. Nick Lalonde took this photo which won third place in the Village News' photo contest.

Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest - Sandy Gallegos photo. - Chris Gallegos, left, passes the 12-mile mark in the Avocado Half Marathon and is cheered on by his sister, Megan, who is playing the theme song from "Rocky" through her megaphone.
Chris Gallegos, left, passes the 12-mile mark in the Avocado Half Marathon and is cheered on by his sister, Megan, who is playing the theme song from "Rocky" through her megaphone.

Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest - Maile Geis photo. - Elsa Wells and Jennifer Paull share a hug at the Avocado Half Marathon in Fallbrook.
Elsa Wells and Jennifer Paull share a hug at the Avocado Half Marathon in Fallbrook.

Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest - Spencer Johnson photo. - Abby Knox crosses the finish line of the Avocado Half Marathon April 12.
Abby Knox crosses the finish line of the Avocado Half Marathon April 12.

Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest - Nick Lalonde photo. - Soled Martinez and Spencer Sams lead the pack of 700 participants in the Avocado Half Marathon.
Soled Martinez and Spencer Sams lead the pack of 700 participants in the Avocado Half Marathon.

Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest - Nick Lalonde photo. - This area canine resident kept an eye on runners during the Avocado Half Marathon.
This area canine resident kept an eye on runners during the Avocado Half Marathon.

Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest - Nick Lalonde photo. - These youngsters had fun watching the marathon and were holding up a sign that said, "It's just a hill, get over it, Love Fallbrook."
These youngsters had fun watching the marathon and were holding up a sign that said, "It's just a hill, get over it, Love Fallbrook."

Avocado Half Marathon draws 700 participants; Village News announces winners of photo contest - Michael Stange photo. - Posing with Milena Glusac, center, the top two finishers in the Avocado Half Marathon, Soled Martinez and Spencer Sams display their plaques.
Posing with Milena Glusac, center, the top two finishers in the Avocado Half Marathon, Soled Martinez and Spencer Sams display their plaques.