Sunday, December 12, 2010

SCA Road Running & Grand Prix Series Update

Club Ed Running Wins 2010 Road Running Grand Prix!

Members of Club Ed Running (left to right): Alison Atkinson, Green Shirt, Barbara Frank, Jon Megeff, Coach Ed Avol (in back) Nathalie Higley, Carl Maravilla, Rich Gust, Jim Newman, Michael Spencer, and Levi Shaw (photo from 2010 Santa Monica Classic)

While a new USATF organization, Club Ed Running has consistently yielded some of the best scores in the 2010 Road Running Grand Prix, with an age-graded average score of 85.4%. The solid consistency of Club Ed Running team members Alison Atkinson (F-43), Nathalie Higley (F-40), Jon Megeff (M-47) and Rich Gust (M-51) proved insurmountable to second place finishers The Janes Elite Racing and third place finishers (and 2009 Champions) Track Club L.A. Following the Santa Clarita Half Marathon, Club Ed Running led by more than 800 points. An outstanding performance at the Dana Point Turkey Trot 10K by The Janes Elite Racing only narrowed Club Ed’s lead to 348 points, making Club Ed Running the undisputed 2010 Road Running Grand Prix Champions.

Don’t miss out on your chance to get in one of the 2011 Honda LA Marathon Presented by K-Swiss Seeded Corrals! New Course Details!

Seeded Start Corrals A, B, C are secure start areas designed to offer a quicker and smoother start for all qualified marathon runners. Assignment to Seeded Start Corrals is based on a submitted qualifying time run in a recent marathon and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The LA Marathon is also implementing Wave Starts this year and the Seeded Corrals will make up Wave 1. Space is still available, but you must register and provide proof of a qualifying marathon time before January 1, 2011 at 11:59pm!

To submit application for placement in the sub-3, sub-4 or sub-5 hour Corrals, enter the race name, date, and qualifying time in the appropriate location with your online marathon entry and the marathon office will verify authenticity. If you run a faster marathon after registering for the 2011 Honda LA Marathon, you can send proof of this finish to 310.271.7202 (fax) or Corral requests must be received by January 1, 2011.
  • Corral A = Sub - 3 hour
  • Corral B = Sub - 4 hour
  • Corral C = Sub - 5 hour
New Course Details: One of the world’s greatest marathon routes just got a little better. The 2011 Honda LA Marathon Presented by K-Swiss will once again start at Dodger Stadium and finish on Ocean Avenue, just steps from the Santa Monica Pier. Along the way, runners will pass all of the great landmarks of the 2010 race - along with a few new ones, including Chinatown and Little Tokyo. Get all the details here and make sure to watch the new animated course video.

Newly Redesigned USATF Website! Find your next Southern California Road Race! Kick off the New Year on a USATF Sanctioned Road Race!

The National USATF website is newly revised and more exciting than ever! Now the home page features a link to make it easy to find USATF sanctioned and certified races! For example, you can choose to search for USATF santionced road races during January, held in the Southern California Association. Click here to see the results from the National website.
See you at the starting line!

Wayne Joness
Chair, Southern California USATF Open Athletics LDR