Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bunsen to Beaker celebrates 26th anniversary with new formats - Sat Mar 15

Jackson, CA – Amador Community College Foundation (ACCF) will be conducting its premier 5K run/walk fundraiser on Saturday, March 15, 2014. This event will raise money for the Jackson Jr. High Science Program, Amador High Cross Country Team, and the Amador Learning Center.

Check-in starts at 7:00 a.m. at the Scout Hut in Detert Park and the race will begin at 8:00 a.m., rain or shine. The tax-deductible pre-registration fee is $25 for all participants over 18 and $20 for participants under 18. Pre-registration online at is open and closes on March 7thregistered participants will receive a T-shirt. Day of race registration will be $30 for all participants regardless of age with T-shirt available as supplies last.

Last year’s Bunsen to Beaker was one of the biggest years yet – over 100 people signed up to support education in Amador County! To celebrate an even bigger year this year we are adding some great categories to the race. For years now the B2B has been one of the most competitive races in town – often dominated by young runners from the Amador High Track Team which benefits from its profits. This year we will be offering prizes not only to the overall winners, but to male and female “Master’s Class” winners as well – a special prize for those over 30 participants who run their buns off every year! Some of our Master’s Class Runners have been running the race since its inception 26 years ago, so this is a great way to reward their loyalty – not to mention their general awesomeness for showing up year in and year out in the sun and rain! Also, last year we began a contest for best costume, which we will be encouraging again this year. Our race directors, Ryan and Alyshia Drake, kicked off last year by running the race “Up Stream” dressed as Salmon. We’re dying to see what craziness they come up with this year!

We are aiming to double our attendance this year – we just know that Amador County will show up in support of its school system – Jackson Junior High, Amador High Track Team and Amador Centers for Higher Learning. With great support from the community this year in this and other fund raising events, Amador Community College was able to open its doors to 90 college students! Sign up in advance for only $25 for adults and $20 for students! Groups of 4 for $60 and $15 for every group member over 4!

For more info and to sign up check out

PHOTO: Jackson City Manager Mike Daley awaits race results at last year's B2B race.

Ryan & Alyshia Drake ran last year's B2B dressed as salmon swimming "upstream".

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