8:30AM PDT - 11:00AM PDT

2 Mile

8:30AM PDT - 10:00AM PDT

Kids Run (10 & Under only)

8:00AM PDT - 8:30AM PDT
Open to ages 10 and under.

Virtual Run - Kids (10 & Under only)

Open to ages 10 and under.


Luc's Run is held annually each spring in historic Tuolumne, California and Virtually Anywhere in the World. Luc's Run is known as one of the premier races in the county.  We are looking at welcoming our local 10K, 2-mile, and Kids Run (ages 10 & under) back to Tuolumne, CA in 2023! And of course welcoming our supporters around the globe through our virtual run where hundreds of enthusiasts from around the world walk and run in support of Luc’s legacy on their own turf with a virtual 1/2 marathon, 10K, 2-mile, and Kids Run (ages 10 & under). Sign up for two events and save 5%, sign up for all three and save 15%! 

On January 28, 2013, Luc, a United States Air Force pilot was on a training mission over the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Italy. During the sortie, Luc was forced to eject from his F-16 and did not survive the ejection.  Luc is survived by family and friends who continue his Legacy through the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation.

Major Lucas Gruenther was an incredible human being.  He was an outstanding F-16 fighter pilot, community role model, and a true humanitarian.  He lived his life to the fullest and never took a single day for granted.  Luc is remembered for the way he treated people with wisdom and kindness and was a genuine human being who made a tremendous positive impact.

All proceeds from this race go to the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation, an IRS-approved 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  The purpose of the Major Lucas Gruenther Legacy Foundation is to bestow scholarships to Americans for the advancement of educational goals and self development.


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The race will start and finish in front of Tuolumne Veteran’s Memorial Hall located at 18375 Fir Ave, Tuolumne, CA 95379. There will be music, festivities, and fun. Luc’s Loot will be on-hand where you can receive additional Live Like Luc gear for a donation. There will also be a silent auction with a ton of great prizes from our local community partners. In the event of inclement weather, our Race Village will be moved inside Veteran’s Memorial Hall until it is time to toe up to the starting line.

Free parking is located throughout the streets of Tuolumne. We anticipate close-by parking to fill up early, so please allow an extra 10-15 minutes for parking and walking to the race site.

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