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City of Cypress Announces 2012 5K and 10K Run/Walk Winners

The 31st Annual Cypress 5K and 10K Run/Walk was held on Saturday, July 28th and attracted 1734 participants from 16 states, 262 more than last year. The weather was perfect and the flat and fast course attracted many talented runners.

The City would like to thank the numerous volunteers who, year after year, help to make this an amazing event. Special thanks also goes out to our sponsors, who helped make the Run a great success!

Media Sponsor: JACK FM; News Enterprise & Event News

Principal Sponsor: Bandai Foundation; Runner’s High

Gold: American Rentals; Golden Spoon; Manhattan Beachwear; Mitsubishi Motors; Southland Credit Union; Yamaha Motor Corporation

Silver: Crystal Geyser Water; Dr. Jeff Roth from Healthcare Partners – Race Doctor; Residence Inn Cypress/Los Alamitos

Bronze: Value Options

We would also like to congratulate this year’s winners:

We would also like to congratulate this year’s winners:

5K Race – Men
Place – Athlete Name –                     Finish Time
1 Sean Brosnan –                                        14:43
2 Juan Valencia, South Gate –              16:16
3 Juan Morales, Huntington Beach – 16:19

5K Race – Women
Place – Athlete Name –                     Finish Time
12 Ashlee Powers, Newport Beach –  17:36
23 Whitney Tawney, Long Beach –     18:22
27 Kendall Bruton, Long Beach –        18:30

10K Race – Men
Place – Athlete Name –                      Finish Time
1 Tonny Okello, Culver City –                   29:32
2 Christian Hesch, North Hollywood – 29:39
3 Jordan Chipangama, Flagstaff, AZ –  29:44

10K Race – Women
Place – Athlete Name –                      Finish Time
11 Mary Akor, Hawthorne –                    33:55
12 Natasha Labeaud, San Diego –          34:06
16 Tanya Zeferjahn, San Clemente –    35:09

For more race results please go to:

For more information, please call Cypress Recreation & Community Services at
(714) 229-6780.

The above information was released by Jenni Worsham of the City of Cypress, Recreation and Community Services Department.

Information about the Cypress Community Festival is available at:

Photo credit: Create and Capture Photography:

Photo Caption #1: The winning Cypress 10K men’s runner for 2012 was Tonny Okello of Culver City.

Photo Caption #2: The Cypress 10K women’s winner for 2012 was Mary Akor of Hawthorne.

Photo Caption #3: The 2012 men’s winner of the Cypress 5K race was Sean Brosnan.

Photo Caption #4: Ashlee Powers of Newport Beach won the 31st annual women’s Cypress 5K race.

Register Now for the 31st Annual Cypress 5K and 10K Run/Walk

Whether you’re a runner or walker, come check out this amazing race and get ready for some good ol’ fashioned summertime fun!

Registration for the 31st Annual Cypress 5K & 10K Run/Walk is underway! The Race will be held Saturday, July 28, start time 7:30am at the Cypress Civic Center, 5275 Orange Ave.

The City of Cypress Recreation and Community Services has again teamed up with the locally based Cancer Support Foundation. Participants can help cancer patients and their families right here in our community. Hundreds are helped every year through support groups, financial help, rides to treatment and many other vital services. To contribute, race participants can add a donation to their registration or call the Foundation at (562) 799-3131.

This All-American, small town certified race course includes electronic timing. Prize money will be awarded to the top three overall finishers in the 10K for both male and female, as well as age division medals for both the 5K & 10K races. Post Race Awards will take place at the Race Finish Line. Immediately following the awards, just one block away, visit the Cypress Community Festival, which features 200 vendors, live entertainment, and a beer garden.

Over 1400 participants are expected to run in this fast & flat certified course, an additional 300 are expected to take part in the 5K Walk, taking place on the same course at the same time as the Run. The walk is a recreational, non-competitive, untimed event offered to include involvement of those who do not wish to run.

Registration is available through and can be accessed through the City of Cypress website at In addition, registration forms can be downloaded on the website or can be picked up at the Cypress Community Center, 5700 Orange Ave. The cost for the 5K & 10K races are $25.00 from now until July 13th and $35.00 from July 14th through Race Day. The non-competitive 5K Walk is only $20 from now until race day. Race t-shirts are guaranteed for all pre-registered participants and runner goodie bags will be given to all.

Thank you to our amazing sponsors: Principal: Bandai Foundation & Runner’s High, Media: JACK FM; Gold: American Rentals, Inc., Golden Spoon – Cypress, Manhattan Beachwear Inc., Mitsubishi Motors, Southland Credit Union, Yamaha Motor Corp. USA; Silver: Crystal Geyser, Healthcare Partners / Jeffrey Roth D.O., Residence Inn Cypress/Los Alamitos. Bronze: Value Options.

If you are interested in volunteering for this great event, please visit to download an interest form or call Cypress Recreation & Community Services at (714) 229-6780 to get involved either prior to or on race day!