September 30, 2016
EVENT: Berkeley Half Marathon 2016
EVENT DATE: Nov 20, 2016
SanSan Kwan wrote -
Kenneth Speirs was a lifelong runner, a Berkeley resident, a professor at Cal and Diablo Valley College, and a dedicated Washington parent. He suffered a heart attack while running the first Berkeley Half Marathon in 2013. We honor his spirit and his memory by running for him each year and raising money for our beloved Washington Elementary School. The title for our team is "Climb High." Climb High was an invitation, a challenge, a personal motto emblazoned across the front of one of Kenny's favorite tee shirts in the NYU days. We choose it because it expresses a feeling that we all experienced in Kenny's presence: that urgent call to do more, experience more, think more--climb higher over whatever obstacles or opportunities we encountered as we journeyed. Climb High, runners!