GILROY—For the past 39 years, runners from around the Bay Area and beyond have tested themselves on the steep slopes of Mt. Madonna—and they show no signs of stopping anytime soon.
For the second straight year, Tiffany Verbica won the Henry W. Coe 10K Fun Run and was the No. 1 overall female runner. Verbica is the wife of the great grandson of Henry W. Coe, Peter Coe Verbica, who said his wife’s victory was “especially meaningful for the family”. The course, which begins at the Hunting Hollow trail head, is an out-and-back near the Gilroy Hot Springs. The win is the latest in a long list of victories for Tiffany. She finished as the No. 1 women in her age group of 30 to 39 and No. 2 overall for the women at the 2015 Nisene Marks Half Marathon in Soquel on June 6 in a time of 1:46:30.
A new running group has formed in Gilroy and it's looking for members.
Don't forget - you can start your Independence Day celebration early with the Freedom Fest Freedom Run early in the morning July 4, just before the downtown parade.