Entries by Heidi Ryan

Singing, despite the rain!

By: Karen Lozano To some, when it rains, it pours. But if you’re Penny White, you keep pulling out that umbrella and finding a voice to make Gene Kelly proud. Some may recognize White, 63, from her volunteer service at ShadowChase Running Club aid stations at local races. “I love encouraging people when they’re running […]

Eat, drink, run, repeat! Fuzios Universal Bistro!

By Karen Lozano While some families might debate the age old question “What came first, the chicken or the egg?, the Lopes household would most likely take a different approach. Thomas Lopes would whip that chicken and egg up into something delicious to eat, and Gina Lopes would turn the feathers and shells into an […]

TRM Expo Dinner with guest speaker Chris Koch

Tickets are limited! We have approximately 100 spots available at $20 each. The dinner is open to everyone. This inspirational dinner is FRIDAY, March 17th…two days before race day! Meet Chris Koch, our Pasta Dinner speaker for the Modesto Marathon pre-race dinner 2017. Chris intends to participate in one of our distances, depending on how well […]

Good egg will give you shirt off his back!

By Karen Lozano Jerry Nance is one of those guys who would give you the shirt off his back. Quite literally, he would willingly give it up without a second thought if he thought you needed it. I know firsthand of this generosity. Now I don’t normally write these volunteer stories in the first person, […]

We can’t do what we do without these two!

They are quite often two of the first two faces you see at a ShadowChase Running Club race. But it may surprise some to hear that Karen Crane and Loretta Ghaner, two of ShadowChase’s most prolific volunteers, are not runners or walkers at all. You can say they “married” the club. Crane, 64, joined ShadowChase […]