Sunday, January 30, 2011

10 Days to the Redondo Beach 5K!

2011 Road Running Championships and Grand Prix Series Update 01-28-2011

10 days to the Redondo Beach 5K! Kick-Off Superbowl Sunday with USA Track & Field! Online registration closes on February 2, 2011! 

  • 2011 USATF Southern California Association Championship 5 km Race: Kick off 2011 with this great ocean side 5 km race! The Redondo Beach 5K is the official USATF Southern California Association 5 km Championship race! Join us at the popular oceanside race to find out who are the fastest 5 km runners in the Southern California Association!

  • Exciting 5 km post-race party and awards ceremony! The 2010 Road Running Grand Prix awards will also be presented after the Redondo Beach 5K. Individual and team awards will be presented! Support your local heroes! And free beer in the beer garden! Replenish essential carbohydrates!

  • Win a FREE ENTRY to the Brea 8K after the race!: As part of the prizes awarded at Redondo Beach, USATF will have one FREE ENTRY to the upcoming Brea 8K on February 27! This is a $30 value that gets you into the 20th Anniversary of the best 8K with the finest finish-line feast anywhere! First time ever at the Brea 8K: Chip Timing!!

  • LA Marathon T-shirts and More Cool Schwag! The USATF Canopy is your headquarters on Sunday morning for all the details on the new Honda LA Marathon Presented by K-Swiss! The LA Marathon has donated T-shirts and other promotional items for our awards ceremony!

  • USATF Southern California Sport Bags will be awarded to the top open and masters finishers at the Redondo Beach 5K! These are custom sport bags with pockets for water bottles, cell phone, etc. and are not available for sale anywhere!

  • PLUS MORE PRIZES!: We are going to have additional sports wear and race T-shirts representing the 2011 Road Running Grand Prix: The Brentwood 5 km, Long Beach Half Marathon and the USATF Southern California Road Mile Championships! ONLY AT THE REDONDO BEACH 5K!
1) NEW for our Champions! USATF Southern California Association Custom Sport Bags:

New for 2011! In addition to receiving official USATF Association Championship Gold Medals, we will be awarding RED USATF Southern California Sport Bags to the Open Men and Womens finishers. And BLUE USATF Southern California Sport Bags to the Masters Men and Womens finishers. These bags are made of 600D polyester, with a large zippered top opening, two side pockets for cell phone, water bottle, etc., large front zippered pocket , adjustable shoulder strap and two web carrying handles with velcro closure. These bags were custom ordered for USATF Southern California, and are not for sale in stores!
2) 2010 Road Running Grand Prix Awards Ceremony after the Redondo Beach 5K!

2009 Road Running Grand Prix Winners: Perry Forrester, overall winner, mens division. Brian Livingston, 2009 USATF Southern California 5km Champion, Elite Health Track Club, 1st Runner Up, Club Competition, and 2009 Club Champions, Track Club LA. Clockwise from left.

Stick around after the Redondo Beach 5K! and join us for the 2010 Road Running Grand Prix Awards Ceremony! USATF will present the awards for Individual and Club Team Competitions, plus we are going to be giving away some awesome prizes and cool running gear. And you must be there to win!

In addition to getting a chance to win some great prizes, this is also an opportunity to meet and mingle with other members of the Southern California Association! Share you passion for running with your friends and competitors from one of the best places to race in the United States, Southern California! And learn more about the 2011 Road Running Grand Prix, and get news of the 2011 Cross Country Grand Prix, Race Walking, Track and Field, and Mountain-Ultra-Trail Running!

See you at the starting line!

Wayne Joness
Chair, Southern California USATF Open Athletics LDR