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Roger & Salena Leasure
Coloma River Races, Founders

About Coloma River Races


Former JDRF Norcal board member, Roger Leasure, developed Coloma River Races as an innovative way to raise funds to help cure type 1 diabetes. Since living in Coloma for the past 12 years and running the beautiful trails, he thought it would be a good idea to put on races that benefit JDRF while also promoting a healthy lifestyle.


The advancements in research are accelerating faster than the funding, so we need to think outside of the box, while raising funds and awareness. This 24/7 disease never takes a break and neither should we.


JDRF was ranked 2nd by Forbes top 100 charities for their efficiency in putting their donations to use and $.96 of every dollar goes directly to research so not only can you sign up and run a well-marked and well supported true trail race but you can also rest assured that your money is not going into someone's pocket but going to help cure sick children and adults with an auto immune disease that kills their pancreas. For the last two years The Salmon Falls 50k has raised $30,000 for JDRF and we are hoping that Salmon Falls can raise $50,000.


With T1D, a person’s pancreas stops producing insulin—a hormone essential to turning food into energy. The daily life of someone with T1D brings a multitude of challenges, including insulin injections  that need to be carefully balanced with eating and activity, disruptive glucose monitoring, sleepless nights—and   wishing for a tomorrow where this struggle doesn’t exist.

Living with T1D means there are no days off and there is no cure. But there is hope.

Your generosity will help JDRF fund life-changing breakthroughs to remove the incredible daily burden of this disease—until it no longer exists.

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