Modesto runner Robert Root back homeLoading
  • DN Runner home
    Robert Root, girlfriend Tracy Harbeck, and fellow runner and president of the ShadowChase Running Club, Chad Johnson.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN Runner home
    Runner Robert Root is interview by media. Root is back at home in Modesto after surviving two nights in a remote area of Placer County.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN Runner home
    Runner Robert Root amazingly had minor injuries after his ordeal, shows some of the scratches he came back with.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN Runner home
    Robert Root and girlfriend Tracy Harbeck. Runner Robert Root is back at home in Modesto after surviving two nights in a remote area of Placer County.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN Runner home
    Robert Root and girlfriend Tracy Harbeck. Runner Robert Root is back at home in Modesto after surviving two nights in a remote area of Placer County.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN Runner home
    Runner Robert Root amazingly had minor injuries after his ordeal.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN Runner home
    Tracy Harbeck, girlfriend of Runner Robert Root watches as Root is interviewed by the media. Root is back at home in Modesto after surviving two nights in a remote area of Placer County.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN Runner home
    Runner Robert Root is back at home in Modesto after surviving two nights in a remote area of Placer County.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN Runner home
    Robert Root and girlfriend Tracy Harbeck. Runner Robert Root is back at home in Modesto after surviving two nights in a remote area of Placer County.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN Runner home
    Robert Root and girlfriend Tracy Harbeck. Runner Robert Root is back at home in Modesto after surviving two nights in a remote area of Placer County. Runner Robert Root is back at home in Modesto after surviving two nights in a remote area of Placer County.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • AA
    Laura Johnson hugs Mike Galas as they and other members of the ShadowChase Running Club celebrate the rescue of their friend Robert Root at Appetez Pub and Grill in Modesto on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Root got separated from his running group in Placer County Sunday and was finally rescued Tuesday afternoon.
    Andy Alfaro | aalfaro@modbee.com
  • Runner Found 3
    Robert Root, a long-distance runner from Modesto, was found mid-day Tuesday (04-01-14) in a remote Placer County location after being missing for more than two days in cold, wet and snowy weather. News 10
    News 10 | News 10
  • Runner Found 2
    Robert Root, a long-distance runner from Modesto, was found mid-day Tuesday (04-01-14) in a remote Placer County location after being missing for more than two days in cold, wet and snowy weather. News 10
    News 10 | News 10
  • Runner Found
    Missing trail runner Robert Root of Modesto has been found alive (04-01-14) and is talking to rescuers. KCRA.com
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  • MR Missing Runner 1
    Modesto resident Jamie Loftis signs a banner supporting Robert Root, the Modesto runner who went missing on a trail in Placer County. The banner was part of a vigil held Monday (3-31-14) outside of the Shadowchase Running Club's headquarters on M and 11th streets in downtown Modesto, Ca.
    Marijke Rowland | Modesto Bee
  • MR Missing Runner 2
    Salida pastor Kevin Roach says a prayer during a vigil supporting Robert Root, the Modesto runner who went missing on a trail in Placer County. The vigil was held Monday (3-31-14) outside of the Shadowchase Running Club's headquarters on M and 11th streets in downtown Modesto, Ca.
    Marijke Rowland | mrowland@modbee.com
  • DN missing runner
    One of the searchers, Maria Finerty of Hayward and a member of CARDA, California Rescue Dog Association wipes off wet K-9 search and rescue dog, Sailor. The search continues for missing runner Robert Root near the community of Forrest Hill in Placer County.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN missing runner
    The Michigan Bluff entrance leading to the Western Trail. The search continues for missing runner Robert Root near the community of Forrest Hill in Placer County.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • DN missing runner
    Search and rescue members gather near the command post near the Michigan Bluff access to the Western Trail. The search continues for missing runner Robert Root near the community of Forrest Hill in Placer County.
    Debbie Noda | dnoda@modbee.com
  • Robert Root, 55, center, went missing on the Western States Trail during a training run Sunday morning near Foresthill. Also pictured: Jeff Rowe, right, Richard Prestia, left. Thomas Lopes
    THOMAS LOPES
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