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Dammit Run: Steep, Grueling and Fun

Runners race from Los Gatos High School to Lexington Reservoir and back.

The was held Saturday morning at attracting about 600 participants who came out to challenge themselves in the vigorous 5-mile race. 

Runners started off on the Los Gatos High School track, ran down the unpaved to make the climb up Lexington Reservoir.

They then continued up Jones Trail, looped around and headed back down the hill to College Avenue, re-entered the trail and finished on the Los Gatos High School track.

Dammit Run race director Bruce Springbett said about 600 people signed up to run the race which generates revenue for Los Gatos High School sports program.

After the race, runners enjoyed various vendor booths, a post-race raffle (prizes are donated by local merchants) and refreshments. Many headed over to the festival in downtown to celebrate.

The race's sponsors this year are , Los Gatos Athletic AssociationBelgian Diamond, INB Insurance, ASICS,

 and .

The men's top three overall winners were:

Weston Strum, 19, first place

Richard Ho, 17, second place

Kevin Bishop, 17, third place

The women's top three overall winners were:

Yaritza Barajas, 17, first place

Amy Wu, 31, second place

Mary J. Vidovich, 47, third place

Race results had not been posted Saturday evening on the active.com Web site nor on the Los Gatos Dammit Run Web page. 

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