Race Information

The Spirit of Benny 10K/5K Fun Run and Walk 2017

The Spirit of Benny 2014
The Spirit of Benny 10K/5K Fun Run and Walk is a family friendly fundraiser that supports the seriously ill children and families of El Dorado County, CA. The staging area begins at 330 Fair Lane, Placerville and continues onto the scenic El Dorado Trail. The first half is on a slow decline and the return is on a slow incline. The 10K runners begin at 8am the 5K runners at 8:15am. Money prizes for top male and female finishers as well as ribbons for top finishers by age categories. We will also provide all registered participants with tech tees and goody bags. There will be live music, a raffle and free coffee. This race is timed by Capital Road Race Management who will also have a kiosk with laptops to check your time. Enjoy our quaint downtown, Apple Hill or our local wineries after the run!


  • Race Day is Saturday March 18th, 2017
  • Registration Deadline for Tech Tee: 2/16/17, Midnight
  • Registration Closes: 3/15/17, midnight MST
  • The first 50 registrants get a free water bottle from Sam's Town Cyclery!


The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is offering a discounted group rate of $114.95. Book now by calling 916-358-3100 and requesting the Spirit of Benny Race Rate or Book Online.

Our Sponsors

  • In Memory of Robert C. Penner
  • Lees Feed
  • Gold Country Run and Sport
  • Sams Town Cyclery
  • Unlocked Fitness
  • Dan S. Newman, Attorney at Law
  • Luxury Home Magazine
  • Land Home Financial Services
  • Missouri Flat Dental Group
  • Young Living Essential Oils - Debbie Kiersey
  • AmeB Design
  • Holiday Inn Express and Suites
  • Caffe Santoro
  • Barber Jon
  • Dr. Brian Cook, DC