Major Lucas Gruenther was an incredible human being. He was a devoted husband, outstanding F-16 fighter pilot, community role model, and a true humanitarian. He lived his life to the fullest and never took a single day for granted. Luc is remembered for the way he treated people with wisdom and kindness, and was a genuine human being who made a tremendous positive impact everywhere he went.

On January 28, 2013, Luc was on a training mission over the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy. During the sortie, Luc was forced to eject from his F-16 and did not survive the ejection. Luc is survived by his wife Cassy Gruenther and his daughter Serene Gruenther, who was born 10 days after Luc’s passing.

The onsite race begins at Tuolumne Memorial Park in beautiful Tuolumne, CA. There is a 1K Kid’s Race for those 12 and under, a 2-mile course, and a 10K course. For those wanting to honor Luc and support the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation, we are also offering a Virtual Run option where you can run either 2 miles or a 10K at a location of your choosing. All virtual runners will receive a 2016 Race Shirt and an official Finisher’s Medal!

The 2-mile and 10K course wind through the streets of Tuolumne, a historic logging town that was an important part of California’s modern development. Both courses can be described as “rolling” with some moderate, but short hills. Each are guaranteed to challenge you! The 2-mile course is paved and the 10K course is a combination of pavement and dirt roads.

Be sure to register by April 22nd to avoid a price increase and guarantee your shirt size!

Overall Top 3 Male & Female awards in both the 2-mile and 10K races
Overall Top 3 Boys & Girl’s awards in the 1K Kid’s race
Top 3 Male & Female awards in the following Age Groups:
18-29 years old
30-39 years old
40-49 years old
50-59 years old
60-69 years old
70 years and older

Race Shirt
Runner’s Goody Bag
Official Finisher’s Medal
Full Aid-Station Support (1 aid station on 2-mile course and 2 aid stations on 10K course)
Outstanding Volunteer Support
A warm heart knowing that all proceeds go directly to scholarships offered by the foundation

Learn more about registration, sponsorship opportunities, volunteering and more HERE