Tuesday, August 6, 2013

2013 Road Mile Championships "On Ramp" Tour

  • July 30: Track Club LA - Santa Monica College - 6:30 pm

    Track Club LAThe 2013 On Ramp tour starts with Track Club LA, home to the original 2009 Road Running Grand Prix Champions. Coach Eric Barron is training members of this motivated Santa Monica team to run the legendary Cahn mile on Tuesday, August 20, before taking on the 2013 USATF Southern California 1 Mile Championships at Dockweiler Beach on Saturday August 24.

    Join members of this USATF running club Tuesday evenings at Santa Monica College, warm up around 6:00 pm, workout at 6:30 pm.

    Track Club LA Online- Contact coach Eric Barron email at eric@trackclubla.org or phone 310-471-8988.
  • August 7: Run MDR (Marina Del Rey)- The Starting Line - 6:30 pm

    Run MDRFor runners looking for a friendly Wednesday evening run in the Marina del Rey area, there is no better place to meet than in front of The Starting Line (114-A W Washington Blvd, Marina del Rey, CA 90292) to join up with the RunMDR social running club. The Wednesday pm runs offer a variety of distances that wind around the beautiful canals of Venice, California.

    RunMDR is helmed by organizer Harry Mitterbauer and his team of volunteers. Lace up with Run MDR, now celebrating their 4th year of running in the beautiful Marina del Rey!

    Run MDR Online- Contact Harry Mitterbauer at info@runmdr.com Starting Line phone: 310-827-3035
  • August 8: A Runner's Circle - A Runner's Circle - 6:00 pm

    ARC RunPerhaps no local evening runs brings out more participants than the super popular "A Runner's Circle" Thursday evening fun run. Show up on Thursday night, and you will quickly understand why: well-trained pace leaders take runners on a variety of courses: 3 or 5 miles, flat or hills, run primarily on the soft and scenic trails of Griffith Park.

    Starting and finishing at the ARC store, there are always plenty of refreshments on hand, making this an ideal way to spend a Southern California evening. ARC is very active with USATF, not only as a running club, but also organizing the Bell-Jeff Cross Country Invitational, part of the 2013 Cross Country Grand Prix.

    A Runner's Circle- Contact email: info@arunnerscircle.com or phone 323-661-8971.
  • August 14: Club Ed Running - Mira Costa High School- 6:30 pm

    Club Ed RunningClub Ed Running stormed the USATF Southern California Road Running Grand Prix, winning back-to-back club victories in 2010 Road Running Grand Prix and 2011 Road Running Grand Prix.

    In addition to the solid coaching skills of Ed Avol, Club Ed Running boasts some of the most talented masters runners in Southern California, winning several USATF Southern California titles. Wednesday nights offered a structured workout at the Mira Coasta High School, with a variety of alternatives runs on other days around Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, and Palos Verdes.

    Club Ed Running Online- Contact coach Ed Avol email at ed@clubedrunning.com.
  • August 14: LA Running Club - Santa Monica High School - 6:30 pm

    LA Running ClubThe LA Running Club describes itself as the place where "friendship and fitness meet." I will bet you have seen their runners training in Santa Monica, with their inspirational slogan: "Run in Feet, Dream in Miles." Many of the participants are loyal LA Marathon runners, who use this Wednesday night track workout to work different muscles from their long marathon training runs.

    This group is coached by David Levine, a USATF certified coach and also co-author of the marathon training book: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Marathon Training.

    LA Running Club Online- Contact LA Running Club at info@larunningclub.com

  • August 21: Top-to-Top - Top-to-Top - 6:30 pm

    Top-to-TopIn addition to being one of Santa Monica's premier specialty running stores, Top-to-Top also hosts their own running club, beginning at 6:30 pm every Wednesday night in front of the Santa Monica store, with fun announcements and special guests, followed by your choice of runs (5k, 5 miles, 10k), after which they supply food and drink for all. And don’t forget about the raffle prizes!

    Santa Monica is home base for some of the fastest runners in Southern California, and if you are looking for a challenge on your Wednesday night run, Top-to-Top may be just the place for you. In addition to the casual runners looking to get their legs moving after the work day, you stand a chance of finding the right partner for a fast-paced tempo run as well.

    Top-to-Top Online- Contact email at customerservice@toptotop.com or phone (310)-829-7030.
Special thanks to USATF members Brian Panosian and Lily Zepeda for their help in meeting with running clubs and getting the word out on the 2013 Road Mile Championships!