Nite Moves Season-Opening Photo Gallery

It felt like the middle of summer in early May for the season opener of Nite Moves on Wednesday, as hundreds flocked to Leadbetter Beach to take part in the start of the swim and run series’ 23rd year.

Todd Booth chased down a first place finish in the 5k run with a time of 16 minutes and 43 seconds. Christie Bjelland was the top female finisher in a time of 19:54. Marcelo Meijia was the second overall finisher in the 5k, 13 seconds behind Booth.

Twelve-year-old Jack Randmaa was the youngest finisher in the top-25. Randmaa’s race was good for 14th overall.

Thirteen-year-old Walker Bell bested the field in the 1k ocean swim. Bell beat out second-place finisher Alex Valente with the only sub-14 minute time of the evening. Zack Paris, Jim West and Ben Brewer rounded out the top-five swimmers.

Mike Smith, Norbert Hoehne and Kyle Visin were the top performers in the aquathon.

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The most anxious ocean swimmers race to beat the pack. (Presidio Sports Photos)

Top male finisher Todd Booth

Top female finisher Christie Bjelland


The kids race is always competetive at the start.


Jack Randmaa was the 14th fastest overall in the 5k.

Marcelo Meijia was second overall in the 5k


Olivia Smith exits the water and races up the beach to the finish line of the 1k swim


Josh McGregor nears the end of his 5k run. The 10-year-old finished 27th overall.

John Latto leads a pack down the home stretch of the Nite moves 5k on Wednesday

Nite Moves organizer Jake Clinton signals the start to the 23rd season.


Happy Mother's Day moms of Santa Barbara!!

Conquering the kids race.