River City Rebels


Kevin Cimini, President; Andy Harris, Vice-President; Karen Jeffers, Communications; Don Koeberlein Secretary/Treasurer; Kristy Harris, Webmaster

Board Members:

Chris Hamer



A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization


  • Rebel Yell

After a long hiatus, the Rebel Yell has returned. Please feel free to contribute any articles; post-race reviews and/or race results for potential inclusion in future Yells. Now that the author of the Yell seems to be fully retired – he will attempt to publish the Yell on a semi-regular basis.

  • Rebel Website

You may be unaware since it was a seamless transition, but, the Rebel website has moved to a new domain and has been revamped. Additionally, Kristy Harris has taken-on the task of Webmaster. “Thanks!!!” are extended to Kristy for assuming the duties and to Thom Pearman for his many years of maintaining the Rebel website.

  • Rebel XC Challenge

SAVE THE DATE – The Rebel XC Challenge (A PAUSATF race) is Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Ancil Hoffman Park, Carmichael. For more information, please refer to the Rebel website.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – If you do not plan to race…please (!)…volunteer to work. Or, if you plan to race…please (!) volunteer to work…when you are not racing. Soon, a formal request for volunteers will be sent via email so that you can sign-up for what you wish to do at the race. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated and will help the Rebels host a successful race.

  • 2016 PAUSATF Final Standings

Road Racing

40+ Men –                  Second

50+ Men –                  Sixth

Cross Country

60+ Men –                  First  

40+ Men –                  Fourth

40+ Women –            Sixth

50+ Women –            Sixth

50+ Men –                  Seventh

Please note – First series win of the XC Series by our Men’s 60+ team. Congratulations!!!


  • Recent Race Results

Way Too Cool 50K – 03/04/2017

Men – 1st / RC Rebels 12:03:16 (Fagundes 3:28:50, Blanco 4:15:03, Flores 4:19:23)

Mixed – 2nd / RC Rebels 14:40:21 (Van De Water 4:16:49, Fadling 4:19:51, Pozzi 6:03:41)

Sacramento Zoo Zoom – 03/26/2017


Noah Seto                       1st / 4th overall       16/18                  17:23

Traci Seto                        2nd                           40/45                  21:32

Kaili Seto                         6th                           1/12                    23:18



Bobby Carpenter           2nd                           60/64                  41:16

Robert Hammond          2nd                           55/59                  45:14

Karen Jeffers                  3rd                           50/54                  45:32

Mike Ammon                  1st                           70/74                  46:21


Parkway Half Marathon – 04/29/2017


Ron Souza                      1st                           60/                       21:15

Katie Sommerdorf         3rd                           30/                       22:09


Mike Ammon                  1st                           70/                       1:47:20


Fair Oaks Sun Run – 05/07/17

5 miler

Steve Bond                   1st                           60/64                  36:41

Robert Hammond        3rd                           55/59                  36:44

Ron Souza                    2nd                           60/64                  36:57

Karen Jeffers                1st                           50/54                  37:08

Mike Ammon                 1st                           70/74                  40:01


Folsom’s Run with Nature – 05/20/2017


Karen Jeffers               1st/1st                      50/59                  25:22

Katie Sommerdorf      1st/2nd                     30/39                  26:11


Lake Tahoe Relays – 06/10/2017

(72 Miles / 7 People / Each Running 8-12 Miles)

(Not all Rebels, but, a Sacramento Team Effort)-(Thanks to Ron Souza for organizing)


Men’s 50+ Team                  1st

Rebels = Ben Mundy, Leg 5; Bobby Carpenter, Leg 6; Ron Souza, Leg 7.


Gold Country Half-Marathon and 5K – 06/11/17


Katie Sommerdorf         1st                    30/39                          22:02


No Excuses 5K – 07/01/17 (Age Graded / Adjusted)

Winning Team! = River City Rebels Running Club


Team (Scorers in bold) – Jacob Nur / Mike Ammon / Ron Souza / Steve Bond / Robert Hammond / Karen Jeffers / Jim Brown / Steve Swindel / Traci Seto / Katie Sommerdorf

(Thanks to Ron Souza for organizing)

Detailed Results

Jacob Nur                                   1st                              14:41

Lou Nishimura                           9th                    15:50

Mike Ammon                              13th                 16:12

Karen Jeffers                              18th                 18:42

Ron Souza                                  21st                 16:38

Steve Bond                                 38th                 17:21

Robert Hammond                      60th                 17:51

Noah Seto                                   63rd                 18:03

Traci Seto                                    66th                 20:36

Katie Sommerdorf                     93rd                 21:27

Jim Brown                                   112th               20:07

Steve Swindel                            117th               20:20

Kaili Seto                                     138th               24:18


Love Liberates Half-Marathon – 06/24/17

Andy Harris                     1st        55/59              1:47:42

Kristy Harris                    3rd        40/44              2:06:51

Note – As the year goes along, I’ll try my best to acknowledge member’s results. However, I’m sure I’ll miss some individuals or races. If I do, I apologize in advance. Additionally – please feel free to email me club results, and I’ll do my best to include them in the next newsletter.

  • Workouts
    • Note – If you show-up sporadically, please contact before showing because schedules and locations are subject to change.

Sunday – Long runs generally starting at the Hazel Avenue Fish Hatchery @ 7:00AM. Contact Ron Souza @ rtsouza5620@att.net for more information and/or to be put on a weekly email workout notification list.

Tuesday AM – Interval workouts on the track at CA State University @ 7:30AM (Parking is on University Ave.). Contact Andy Harris at attyserv@surewest.net

Tuesday PM – Interval workouts on the track at American River College @ 5:30PM. Contact Karen Jeffers @ sacrebelrunners@yahoo.com to be put on an email distribution list.

  • Board Meetings

Rebel Board Meetings are held the first Wednesday of various months at 6PM. A club email is sent prior to every Board meeting. All are welcome to attend these meetings and add their voice to the mix. If you are interested in attending please refer to the club email for the next scheduled date or contact a Board member.

  • Club Suggestion “Box”

Your input is valued, as is your membership in the club. If you have a suggestion or opinion on something you feel would improve or be of benefit to the club – please feel free to submit it to me (Kevin Cimini), and I will bring it forward at the next Board meeting. If you believe your suggestion is of a sensitive nature and/or you wish to remain anonymous – please make this known to me and I will keep your identity in the strictest confidence.

  • Apparel

Rebel singlets ($25) and other apparel is available. Contact Andy Harris at attyserv@surewest.net for more information.

  • Club Membership

Membership requires the payment of a nominal fee (Currently, $25 (An outrageously good deal) and the signing of a waiver.

Renewal Link:



  • PAUSATF – Membership

It is encouraged but not required that club members also join the United States of America Track and Field Association (USATF). The Rebels throughout the year participate in many USATF events and in order for the Rebels to score individuals on teams membership is required.  For information visit: http://www.pausatf.org/  (The Rebels are club #116).



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.


Kevin Cimini

Kevin Cimini, President

River City Rebels Running Club

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