Local Runner Gets Results

Finishes First in Her Age Group

Karen Jeffers Holds Her First-Place Medal

Karen Jeffers of Wheatland, CA, finished the 5K with an overall ranking of 77 out of more than 700 participants, and she took first place in the 50-54 age group.
Photo by Paul Scholl

WHEATLAND, CA (MPG) – On Saturday, July 25th, crowds of people from all over the Sacramento region turned out to participate in the Fab 40s 5K Run/Walk at East Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association.

Karen Jeffers of Wheatland, CA, finished the 5K with an overall ranking of 77 out of more than 700 participants, and she took first place in her age group. Of her win, Jeffers said, “I have always loved running and I have been fortunate enough to have been rewarded with great results of winning my age group. These results are a great motivating factor and it is probably why I have been running continuously for many years.

“I love the competition of racing, being around the positive people who run the races, the excitement at the start, the cheering, and the goodies at the finish. I have made many friends over the years at races and look forward to seeing them at each event. I enjoy running to support the community events and raising money for good causes.”

Jeffers explained that, due to an injury last year, she has not been running as well as usual: “Good years are great, but having a bad running year is also valuable. It teaches you how to be humble, appreciate what you can do, recognize other people’s struggles, but most importantly it teaches you that when you are knocked down how to get back up. Sometimes it is not an instant reward and you can’t get right back up, it is a long struggle… but you can’t give up. Sometimes, just getting out there and toeing the line is all you need to do. This is what life is about… and sometimes you might be surprised what happens.”

Source: Karen Jeffers

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