Courtesy of Ellen Clark
Ellie Clark, 4, of Soquel, left, is decked out in leopard face paint as she looks up to Alexis Shohet, center, and Kela Mavhera, right. Shohet, a Carlmont High School student, took second place in the high school division of the Run for Zimbabwe, while Mavhera, a Riverside resident, finished the 1-mile race with a time of 5:26. The Zimbabwe flag hangs in back.
The 18th annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair generated 354 runners, 83 artists and more than 1,000 used pairs of shoes donated for underprivileged kids in Africa.
Organizers said the event, held March 26 at St. Joseph School in Mountain View, also generated approximately $32,000 for the Makumbi Children’s Home.