> Dear Bruin Runners: > > I am the race director for the Southern California Half Marathon & 5K (12 > th > Annual this year) race that is coming up on January 11, 2003. We met a > few > years ago and have communicated on the phone and recently by email. I > also > coach High School track and cross country. > > As a coach, I believe in the benefits that races bring to the preparation > of > my athletes. Races help improve my runners' speed, increase their > workout > pace, improve their running rhythm and mechanics, increase their lactate > threshold, and help them mentally cope with the physical pain involved > in > running. If your training philosophy parallels mine on the value of > races, > then please make our race the training activity for your members on > Saturday, January 11, 2003. The race benefits Canyon Acres Children's > Services (a home for severely abused kids) and Woodbridge H. S. > athletics. > > Our race is about a month away, and we would really like to have your > whole > club's participation in this race. As you and your runners probably > know, > this race has matured to being one of the very best races around. We > are > very proud of the event we stage each year for the running community. It > is > perfectly scheduled for the preparation to the marathon. The > participants > enjoy our well-marked, enthusiastically monitored and scenic course; > they > appreciate the digital clocks at each mile marker, the fruit, water and > PowerAide on the course, the attractive T-shirts, the food, refreshments > and > entertainment after the race and the overall friendly and professional > demeanor of the race. We are committed to improve on this race each and > every year. > > Your runners need quality races to continue their preparation for the LA > Marathon and improvement on their PRs. Quality races need the support > of > the running community to continue providing this venue for improvement. > We > need the help of your Bruin Runners, so that this race will to continue > its > growth. Specifically, we would like once again to ask that (really > plead, > beg, ???) the Bruin Runners list our race as the planned run for > Saturday, > January 11, 2003 in the training calendar. > > Our race would make the following available to your club members: > > 1. A discount of $2 - $ 5 on the entry to the race. > 2. We will come to the Saturday practices and offer on site > registration > for your > runners. > 3. We will make available hotel rooms at a special price for any of > your > members > that would like to come to Irvine on Friday night. > 4. We will make available free rooming for your special leaders. > 5. We will set aside a special warm up area to do > the warm up stretching with the runners before the race. > > Please let me know if this can be done and if I, or my committee > members, > could be of more help in making your runners' participation a very > enjoyable > and an easy one! > > George Varvas > 949.559.8171 > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > leadership lists our race as the planned run for Saturday, January 11, > 2003 > in the training calendar. > > Our race would make the following available to the LA Leggers members: > > 1. A $5.00 discount on the entry to the race. > 2. We will come to the Saturday practices and offer on site > registration > for your > runners. > 3. We will make available hotel rooms at a special price for any of > your > members > that would like to come to Irvine on Friday night. > 4. We will make available free rooming for your special leaders. > 5. We will set aside a special warm up area for Paul and the other > leaders > to do > the warm up stretching with the runners before the race. > > Please let me know if this can be done and if I, or my committee > members, > could be of more help in making your runners' participation a very > enjoyable > and an easy one! > > George Varvas > 949.559.8171 > >
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