The ninth annual Tech Trek was a huge success! The day started before sunrise as a large team of volunteers and staff prayed for the day. They generously gave their time and enthusiastic energy to set up the race courses, beautiful raffle with over 45 items, and Harvest Festival with booths, food, and fun activities.
Special guests, Santa Cruz Warriors Mav’Riks and Scotts Valley Togo’s mascot, helped Baymonte Middle School PE Teacher Kristi Trefethen with the pre-race warm-ups. A record number of registered runners (367) participated in the Tot Trot, 1K, and 5K races. Special running guests included Togo’s Cup Man and UCSC’s Cross Country Team. UCSC team member, Robert Udell, won first place in the 5K and set a new record for the Tech Trek with a time of 15 minutes, 41 seconds. A complete list of 5K race results can be seen here. A complete list of 1K race results can be seen here.
The event was a financial success bringing in over $54,000 (plus day of proceeds) for Baymonte’s Technology and Arts programs. The event showed the heart of Baymonte as so many people came together and blessed each other, our families and our community with a fun, healthy, joy-filled morning. Thank you to all who participated. We look forward to next year’s 10th annual Tech Trek!