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Photos and text by Steve Breazeale

A little morning rain was not enough to keep runners of all ages from descending upon Doheny State Beach on Mar. 2 to take part in the 6th Annual Festival of Whales Grunion Run. The race, which started and ended on the beach trail, featured a 10K, 5K and Kid’s 1K run.

The morning started off with the 10K, which was won by Miles Galla-Rini of Orange.

The runners competing in the popular 5K followed. Owen Kiley of Pasadena and Claire Collinson claimed the first-place medal for the men’s and women’s divisions, respectively.

The Kid’s 1K fun run started off with a bang, as the youngsters sprinted off the starting line and completed a one-lap loop around the Doheny State Beach parking lot.

For more stories, pictures and re-caps of this year’s Festival of Whales activities, visit

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