2017 Race Results!

Welcome to The Gutbuster – Get Your Gut Moving!


Second Annual Gutbuster Charity Event

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2017
Vern Losh
GutBuster Race Director
Facebook: Gut Buster Fun Run

3K, 10K, Run/Walk – 12.5K Road/Trail run
“Get Your Gut Moving”

Due to the recent fire tragedy in the North Bay we have decided to donate half of all proceeds from the GutBuster to the Redwood Credit Union Community Fire Relief Fund.

(Healdsburg, CA) Join the non-profit Climbing Over Cancer and Co-Host Healdsburg Firefighters Association Sunday morning November 5, 2017 for a family fun run/walk in beautiful Healdsburg, California. The event will start and finish near the downtown Healdsburg Plaza. The purpose of the GutBuster is to fight stomach cancer through awareness, research, and uniting the caring power of people and food.

The 3K is relatively flat course around town. The 10K goes out from Healdsburg then around Fitch Mountain with some river views. The “Gut” wrenching course is the 12.5K. This option goes up a fire road to nearly the top of Fitch Mountain with views of the city and river to the south of town.

We thank the City of Healdsburg, Sonoma County Open Space District, and LandPaths for allowing us to use this challenging course over the mountain. 

The event will finish up with a pancake breakfast at the Bear Republic Brewing Company served by some of our local heroes.

Skip Brand from the Healdsburg Running Company states “GutBuster is a truly unique experience to have an in-town trail run with amazing views, live music and the best brewery breakfast and Racer 5 finish! All for a great cause – stomach cancer awareness.”

You can help by registering for or making a donation to the fun run/walk. Your dollars go to the nonprofits No Stomach for Cancer and Sonoma County’s Ceres Community Project.

No Stomach for Cancer (nostomachforcancer.org) supports cancer research provides education and awareness of stomach cancer. One fact being that stomach cancer is the 3rd most common cause of cancer deaths in the world, but receives very little funding from the National Cancer Institute. Stomach cancer is hard to detect and is typically diagnosed in late stages.

Ceres Community Project (ceresproject.org) promotes “Food as Medicine” by providing primarily low-income people struggling with serious illness with free and home-delivered nourishing organic meals, education, and caring support of community.

The driving force behind this effort is former Healdsburg resident, Allen Losh, our son, husband, father, brother, veteran, firefighter, and friend to many, who lost his life to stomach cancer at the young age of 30. He received the caring meals and warm support from the Ceres Community Project and No Stomach for Cancer during his battle with stomach cancer.


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