By ZOË MYERS
On Sunday, March 4 at 7 a.m., the annual Run Through Redlands took place for its 35th consecutive year. This was to raise money for charities and scholarships to the local youth.
The 5K, 10K and half marathon took place in Downtown Redlands, going through historical landscapes, beautiful neighborhoods and unobstructed views of the San Bernardino mountains. The streets were closed off and packed with people passionate about making a difference for their community.
The races started on Eureka Street and ended at the Redlands Bowl with people handing out ribbons while congratulating the runners. The Redlands Bowl was filled with booths and food vendors as music played and people celebrated their charitable event.
Redlands residents who were not a part of the run observed and cheered on participants as they watched from their homes. Many high school students from Redlands came together to partner up with special education students and participated in the 5K run together.
Isaiah Mercado, a junior at Redlands East Valley High School, said, “I’m having so much fun. I love the kids; they are so funny and make me laugh. It feels good to help and raise money for people who need it.”
Overall, the event brought the community together to show an overwhelming amount of encouragement and support to Redlands students of all abilities.