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HOF 2020

  Athletes and coaches representing 10 different sports, plus a thoroughbred horse trainer and a media celebrity, make up the 2020 Castro Valley Sports Hall of Fame class.


            Former Laney and Chabot College baseball coach Don Christiansen, current Castro Valley High track and field coach Dooney Jones and Castro Valley Track Club founder and coach Jim Phillips represent the coaching fraternity in the latest class of 16.


            Athletes include soccer star Miranda Nild, swimming standout Carson Sand, team handball Olympian Steve Goss, tennis professional Jamie Pawid Haas, basketball phenom Denise Noleroth Bunger, track and cross country stalwart Calvin Gaziano, golf champion Matt Kern, football running back John Willits, All-American distance runner Ayla Granados, all-around athlete Amanda Medrano and the late cross country and track standout Jack Welch.


            Rounding out the star-studded class are veteran thoroughbred trainer Bob Hess, Sr., and well-known print and broadcast journalist Monte Poole.


            Nominations for the Hall of Fame were solicited from the public and a seven-person committee appointed by the Castro Valley Sports Foundation has met regularly for the past eight months as part of the selection process.  


            The latest Hall of Fame class will be inducted on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at a banquet ceremony at the event center at Redwood Canyon.  For tickets, please contact Ted Riche at triche88@sbcglobal.net.


            The Castro Valley Sports Hall of Fame has inducted a new class every two years since 2010.  Plaques recognizing the previous Hall of Fame inductees are on display at Knudsen’s Ice Creamery on Castro Valley Blvd.


            A 16-part series profiling each of the new inductees will run in the Forum beginning in December.


Banquet & Induction Ceremonies Sunday, 26th April 2020
Location: Redwood Canyon Golf Course (formally known as Will Park),17007 Redwood Road, Castro Valley,CA 94546
Cost: $95.00 per person
  • 5PM: Check-in / Social Hour
  • 6PM: Dinner
  • 7:15Pm: Ceremonies
Contact: Ted Riche @ triche88@sbcglobal.net for tickets and sponsorship opportunities

Hello Fellow Lake Chabot Trail Challenge Participants,


I hope this note finds you safe and healthy. I know this is a challenging time for everyone and I hope that you are putting your health and wellness first. As you my have seen, many events have cancelled or gone virtual as we move into Spring and slightly beyond. Unfortunately, our event is not structured well enough to go virtual nor do we have the proper technology to do so.


We have been closely monitoring the impact of the coronavirus alerts and in following the guidance from CDC experts and our local and state government, it is with such sadness that Castro Valley Sports Foundation (CVSF) Board of Directors have made the decision to cancel the 37th annual Lake Chabot Trail Challenge Half Marathon & 5K that was to be held on June 7th, 2020.  It was a painstaking decision, but we value your health, safety, and well-being above all.


What does this mean for those who registered for this year’s event? We have provided a few options that you will be able to select.


  1. If you are currently registered, your registration will automatically roll over to next year’s race, tentatively scheduled for Sunday, June 6th, 2020.
  2. If you are not able to participate and would prefer to be refunded, you will be able to select that option and request it.
  3. You may choose to donate your entire registration to the Castro Valley Sports Foundation as your last option. Our foundation supports the youth sports and athletics in our community. 

We do apologize for any inconveniences that may have resulted from our decision. Our priority is to ensure a safe event for all participants under a more favorable condition.


On behalf of myself and the Castro Valley Sports Foundation, we thank you for your support of this small event over the years. We look forward to seeing you on the running trails very soon.


Thank you for your patience. Please stay strong, safe and healthy.


Rachel Lunt

President, CVSF Board of Director & Event Director