Run & Ride starts 2019 Fourth of July

Photos by John Gregory

Run & Ride starts 2019 Fourth of July

Independence Day 2019 is underway as the Scripps Ranch Old Pros’ annual Fourth of July Run & Ride got the festivities started early in the morning.

The local sports club coordinated a morning of running and cycling events, including a 10k Run, a 2-Mile Fun Run, a 50-Mile Bike Ride, a 28-Mile Bike Ride and a 12-Mile Bike Ride.

Thousands of participants took part in this local tradition as friends, family members and neighbors cheered for them along the routes.

DJ Lavoie, a Scripps Ranch woman who served as a Navy nurse during the Vietnam War, and is part of a nationwide project to record and document the experiences of war-time Navy nurses as the co-chair of the Navy Nurse Corps Association’s Oral History Project, was honored as the official starter for the first running event at 7 a.m. in the morning. Lavoie was featured in the May issue of Scripps Ranch News. Read more about her at

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