Tuesday, February 22, 2011

2011 SCA Road Running Championships & Grand Prix Series Update: 02-22-2011

  • 02-27 Brea 8K! Save $10! Online Registration Closes 2-23 11:59 pm. REGISTER NOW!: Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the amazing Brea 8K Classic! Bigger, better, with a new post-race feast for runners! The most delicious finish line feast in the OC has been expanded for this celebration! First time ever at the Brea 8K: Chip Timing!!
  • LA Kings Tickets for the Top USATF Runners at the Brea 8K! The top male and female USATF finishers at the Brea 8K will win TWO tickets each to the exciting March 17 game between the LA Kings and St. Louis Blues. The LA Kings will be featuring USATF at the March 17 game, and everyone attending this game will have the opportunity to meet 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist Stacy Dragila and her husband Ian Waltz, 2008 Olympic Competitor. These two USATF members are generously giving their time to help support USA Track&Field in Southern California!
  • 2011 Honda LA Marathon Presented by K-Swiss Headed for Second Straight Sellout! Time is running out for runners who want to participate in the 2011 Honda LA Marathon presented by K-Swiss. For the second straight year, registration for the March 20 race is on pace for a sellout well before race day. Already, nearly 20,000 runners have registered for the 2011 race which is set to take place on Sunday, March 20.
  • Redondo Beach 5 km Grand Prix Results: Thanks so much to the runners who emailed their results for Redondo Beach 5 km. We have the final results at the Grand Prix website. Medal awards have been delayed while we added additional runners. We also have video interviews with Humberto Sanchez and Tania Fischer, plus photos from the Redondo Beach 5K! 

"Last year’s race sold out for the first time in many years," said LA MARATHON LLC chief operating officer Nick Curl. "And given the numbers we’e seeing now, and the increased pace of registrations, we’re letting the running public know it’s time to sign up now to secure your place in the 2011 marathon."

Last year’s race featured a record 26,054 registrants and registration was closed on March 12, nine days before the event. "We may be ahead of that schedule this year, so it’s important to sign up now in order to avoid being shut out," Curl said.

See you at the starting line!

Wayne Joness
Chair, Southern California USATF Open Athletics LDR