The Washington’s Birthday Celebration Association (WBCA) Founding Fathers’ Run 5K, 10K and Half Marathon took place on Saturday, February 12th at the Uni-Trade Stadium parking lot. The Run is sponsored by Laredo Medical Center, ZENWTR, IBC Bank, Delta Dental, In-kind sponsors City of Laredo Parks & Recreation and McDonald’s of Laredo.
The newly expanded race hosted 309 participants of all ages, in a brisk Saturday Morning, taking top honors:
Male: Victor Bracamontes (1:14:24)
Female: Ashley Ontiveros (1:34:22)
Male: Wilberth Cedillo (:38:18)
Female: Carolina Rodriguez (:52:06.)
Male: Josue Huiron (:17:00)
Female: Diana Barrientos (:22:36)
5K Age division winners: Men (1-19) Josue Huiron :17:00; (20-39) Cesar Arce 20:06; (40-99) Daniel Dominguez 22:29.
5K Age division winners: Women (1-19) Diana Barrientos 22:36; (20-29) Esmeralda Hernandez 24:16; ; (40-99) Mireya Cruz 24:32.
10K Age division winners: Men (20-39) Wilberth Cedillo 38:18; (40-99) Mike Montemayor 45:55.
10K Age division winners: Women (1-19) Valeria Mendez 1:02; (20-39) Carolina Rodriguez :52:06; (40-99) Frida Pedraza 58:31.
Half Marathon Age division winners: Men (15-19) David Gonzalez 1:50:46; (20-29) Brandon Martinez 1:33:07; (30-39) Victor Bracamontes 1:14:24; (40-49) Javier Montes 1:35:54; (50-59) Sergio Najera 1:37:47; (60-99) Jesus Peña 1:39:26.
Half Marathon Age division winners: Women (20-29) Ashley Ontiveros 1:34:22; (30-39) Julie Cantu 1:35:10; (40-49) Karime Nevarez 1:43:07; (50-59) Belen Lopez 1:56:35.
For a complete list please visit wbcalaredo.org.
Tickets to the Jalapeño Festival Sponsored by La Costeña and WBCA Stars & Stripes Air Show Spectacular Sponsored by Miller Lite can also be purchased online at jalapenofest.org and wbcaairshow.org. Stay up to date with all our events by visiting our website at wbcalaredo.org.
The Washington’s Birthday Celebration, founded in 1898, is the largest Celebration of its kind in the United States.
Throughout the years, the Celebration has grown to be over a month long and consists of parades, dazzling pageants, fireworks, a carnival, an air show, a sizzling jalapeño festival and much more. Combined, WBCA events attract nearly 500,000 residents and visitors, and yearly contributes an estimated $14 million to the local economy.