Entries by Heidi Ryan

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 […]

Flat Arch 50

Flat Arch 50 Time:  Start 7:30am, Saturday 31st of December. Meet at the Galas Barn at 7:00. You will be finished in time to relax and enjoy having had enough exercise to justify your Holiday feasting. Place:  Start at the Galas Barn on Frankenheim road. To get to the Galas Barn go to Oakdale then North […]

Are you registered for the Modesto Spirit of Giving?

December 10, 2016  Tenth Street Plaza, 1010 Tenth Street, Downtown Modesto Race Start Time: 8:30am The Modesto Spirit of Giving 5k Run and Walk gives back to the community! The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department’s Leisure Bucks program offers financial assistance to low-income children, seniors and individuals with disabilities, giving them access […]


The Modesto Marathon is getting a new name and look thanks to a multi-year partnership announced this week. The race will now be called the Sutter Health, Memorial Medical Center Modesto Marathon. A new logo to reflect the change has been unveiled. “I am beyond excited for our new partnership with Sutter Health, Memorial Medical Center,” […]