Many thanks to all of the runners and walkers who wrote in with their appreciation for Run in the Name of Love.  Following are words written by some of the participants:

Overall it was a lovely race, the most beautiful 5K course I have ever run. It was well organized; the course was well marked with volunteers directing the way. The volunteers had a positive and encouraging attitude. The meaning behind the race was beautiful. I loved the tribute bibs! We will definitely be back again next year. Thank you for making it such a memorable experience for my family and me. – Tina E., Rocklin, CA

A beautiful walk with my excited golden retriever Emily! And, a bone at the end – such fun! – Jeff F., Pebble Beach, CA

I was so excited to run this race this year. The start of the race was simply amazing. The singer and the doves and the speeches – very nicely done. – Anne R., Napa, CA

Great event with wonderful staff. Really well organized run. The goodie bags and raffle prizes are a real treat. – Nancy H., Carmel Valley, CA

This race also holds a special place in my heart because I lost my father, and avid runner, on June 19, 2015. This race provided solace and a sense of connection with him when I ran it for the first time only days later. It continues to be an event where I connect with him and feel his presence. Thank you for an irreplaceable experience. – Anonymous

I will only miss this race if I am out of town. One of my faves!! Will be back next year. – Lynn M., Carmel, CA

I like to run in events that have a special meaning such as a charitable organization, etc. This race has a very special meaning and significance. – Sandra A., Stockton, CA

We think it will be a new Father’s Day tradition! – Natalie A., Carmel, CA

Your event was truly heart-warming. All of the people participating, working, and volunteering were very friendly which added to the event. Very well organized. – Kathleen B., Clovis, CA

Everything was great. Love the option to have possessions brought to the finish line. Love the complimentary photo at the end. Course was nice as always and volunteers were very polite and helpful. Will certainly be doing this one for years to come. – Anthony R., Salinas, CA

My original motive was to run for fun but then I was inspired to run for a loved one.- Silvia L., Oak Parks, CA

This was our inaugural year and we were so impressed with the organization of the 2K, route, friendliness and helpfulness of volunteers, and race officials and “gifts” for the dogs (bandanas + ribbon/medal). Plus, the day was just beautiful weather-wise! All being well, we’re on for the next year! Thanks for all the hard work! – Andrea L., Pebble Beach, CA

Super people!! Wonderful cause!! Great cause!! I love the idea of running in honor of a loved one. There are so many beautiful stories. – Karen P., King City, CA

Everything was great, beautiful area, and well organized. I’m looking forward to next year. God bless. – Mariam at Ocean Mist

Great race! One of the best 5Ks I have ever attended. – Louise B., Salinas, CA

Your volunteers are amazing, and the encouragement along the course is always appreciated. The race, from registration through the celebration is very well organized. Thank you for all that you do for the runners and the community – I realize that it is not an easy event to put on!- Anonymous