2017: Olive Dell’s 5K Bare Burro Run Gets Record Crowd

April 26, 2017 — Over 325 registered to run this time, up substantially from last year’s record of 199.  It seems this event has become a permanent “must attend” event among local nudists and non-nudist runners alike.

 

Runners, we are told, prefer cooler temperatures in which to run, but the thermometer at race time was hitting 75, It rose to about 85 mid-day, a far cry from last year’s drizzly 60 degrees.

 

So, while the runners were required to strip to their shoes and socks, many spectators remained at least partially dressed as the runners took their marks promptly at 10:30am.

 

The 3.5-mile course around Olive Dell is not an easy one, crisscrossing into the hills above the park, providing spectacular views of Reche Canyon a thousand feet below and of the wildflowers which were spectacularly in bloom everywhere.

 

The course was changed dramatically this year to add a few more hills and difficulty, but it did not matter to the winners as the times were nearly identical to last year’s. The fastest time was just over 21 minutes. Most of the winners all came in under 30 minutes, but the average runner clocked in at just over an hour. The best times were awarded by gender and by the age of the runners, divided by decades (20-30, 31-40, etc.)  Becki Kilborn handed out the medallions at a ceremony about an hour after the last runners staggered in. Final times and rankings will be posted on the Olive Dell web site in a few weeks.

 

While many of the runners left after the awards ceremony, about half stayed for at least a few hours to enjoy the hospitality of the park and for many of them, their first nude experience.

 

Several booths were set up under the walkway between the patio and the Jacuzzi, including a hand-made jewelry booth, etc. AANR-West had an information booth handling out literature.

 

Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. We heard several of those who had never run nude before that it was the best 5K they have ever run, and they would come back next year.

 

A big shout out to Bobby & Becki Kilborn and their club volunteers who did everything from park cars, handle registration, staff hydration tables along the race route, and run food out from the restaurant to those on the patio.

Olive Dell’s Beer Run Race Begins a New Tradition

This year, Olive Dell began a new tradition to their Burro Run Weekend by adding a One Mile Beer Run on the day before the 5K event.

 

The basic premise is to drink a beer, run a quarter mile, drink another beer, run another quarter mile, etc. for a full mile. In theory, this looks much better on paper then in real life. It's hard to drink beer, then run up and down a hill – and do it four times!

 

There was root beer for nondrinkers and the kids.

 

At the end of the Beer Run all participants received a small toy shovel to wear around their necks like a medal.  I think this was a very clever award.

 

There were 33 participants in this inaugural event and there were actual times recorded so people have something to beat next year. Frankly, I refuse to divulge my time as I simply can’t drink that fast, run, and burp. But I did finish! And I will do it again next year!

2016: Cool Weather Does Not Deter Runners at Olive Dell 5k Bare Burro Event

The gloomy sky and threat of rain did not dissuade the 199 runners who participated in the 5th Annual Bare Burro 5K Run at Olive Dell Ranch.  Runners, we are told, prefer cooler temperatures in which to run, and the thermometer barely touched 60 degrees all day.  So, while the runners were required to strip to their shoes and socks, the spectators for the most part remained dressed or partially so as the runners took their marks promptly at 10:30am.

 

The 3.5 mile course around Olive Dell is not an easy one, snaking up into the hills above the park, providing spectacular views of the Corona valley a thousand feet below, and then down again to snake around the Bird House rentals and the resident’s homes and trailers to the finish line.

 

The best times were awarded by gender and also by the age of the runners, divided by decades (20-30, 31-40, etc.)  Becki Kilborn handed out the medallions at a ceremony about an hour after the last runner came in (1 hour 49 minutes).  The fastest time was by Patrick (age 30-39 category) at 21:09. Most of the other winners all came in under 30 minutes. Alexander, age 9 and son of Claudia Kellersch, won the under age 19 category at 34.22. The one runner who was over age 80 came in at 1:31.  Wow!

We had a brief shower around lunchtime followed by patches of sun. The Jacuzzi was packed all afternoon and a few brave people dipped into the club’s swimming pool. Both the NitOC and SCNA clubs took group photos on the stage.

 

Several booths were set up under the walkway between the patio and the Jacuzzi, including a hand-made jewelry booth, one selling colorful wrap-around pareros, etc. AANR-West had an information booth handling out literature.

 

Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. We heard several of those who had never run nude before that they would come back next year.

 

 

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Western Region

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