5,000 runners from Hooley’s to Hooley’s planned in March 2013

June 17, 2024 – Our town took a magical trip down memory lane today. The Model T Ford Club of America rolled into town for their 2024 National Tour. 

Dozens of these magnificent Model T’s lined our streets. It felt like stepping back in time.

The visitors took a stroll through our town’s rich history, from the old Lakeside Inn, the Auto Speedway route, made famous by racing legend Barney Oldfield, to our charming historic buildings and homes.

The Lakeside Historical Society opened their doors, welcoming everyone to explore the chapel, museum, Gift Shop, and the Speedway monument. It was a little slice of the past brought back to life.

Their visit was short, but the memories will last a lifetime. A huge thank you to the Model T Ford Club of America for stopping by and making the day in our hometown so special.

RunEC Foundation, a newly formed non-profit, has announced it will present the first-ever RunEC Half Marathon and 5K run/walk on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday morning, March 17, 2013. Organizers are expecting more than 5,000 runners will complete a course that stretches from Hooley’s restaurant in Rancho San Diego to Hooley’s restaurant at Grossmont Center. Training will be available starting in January by Irishman and professional running coach Kevin McCarey. Event proceeds will benefit the San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce and several local non-profit organizations, including St. Madeline Sophie’s Center, Partnerships with Industry, Stoney’s Kids, Home of Guiding Hands and the East County Transitional Living Center. Registration and event information, including route course map and sponsorship opportunities, are available at www.RunEastCounty.com..