Monday, January 17, 2011

2011 Road Running Championships and Grand Prix Series Update: 1/6/2011

1) Don’t miss out on your chance to get in one of the 2011 Honda LA Marathon Presented by K-Swiss Seeded Corrals! Deadline Extended to Wednesday January 19, 2011!


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 19, 2011! More Info Here!

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 19, 2011.

  • Corral A = Sub - 3 hour
  • Corral B = Sub - 4 hour
  • Corral C = Sub - 5 hour

2) Redondo Beach 5K and 2010 Road Running Grand Prix Awards Ceremony!


Join us on Superbowl Sunday morning at the Redondo Beach 5K! The 5 km race (not the 10 km!) is the official 2011 USATF Southern California Association 5 km Championship Race! More than just a race, this is a Southern California fitness party-by-the-sea, with a crazy costume contest, great food, beverages and a variety of running accessories for runners to check out at the 2-day Health & Fitness Expo presented by Michelob Ultra!

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