Thursday, October 16, 2014

The 3rd Annual Double Racing Festival

Join us for the 3rd Annual Pleasanton Double Racing Festival on December 21st 2014.  The Pleasanton Double is a Christmas themed running event for the entire family that showcases the innovative new sport of Double Racing. 

Double for short, is a two stage running challenge. It’s “running with a halftime”.  Participants first run the longer stage, take a halftime break, a recovery period during which runners can ride stationary bikes, stretch, jog, perform yoga or resistance exercises, refuel, rehydrate, or simply lie down with their feet up against a wall, anything to ready their legs for the next stage. Times are combined for scoring. Participants must complete both stages to get a result. 

Depending on your fitness level, the Pleasanton Double offers runners 3 unique distance options.  A 15k Double (10k + 5k), a shorter 8k Double (5k + 3k) and also the 1.5 Mile Kids Cup Double (1 Mile + .5 Mile). 

Double Racing was created by Bob Anderson, the founder of Runner’s World Magazine.  The Pleasanton Double Racing Festival will also feature live music, food, a Santa Runner contest, Most Team Team/Company and tons of healthy fun for the entire family.
Event Details & Online Registration:  http://www.doubleroadrace.com/pleasanton/

Date: December 21st, 2014
Location:  Hart Middle School, 4433 Willow Road, Pleasanton, CA 94588
Time:   6:30am Same day registration for all races
            8:15am Double Road Race 10K leg (15k)
            8:15am Double Road Race 5k leg (8k)
            10:00am Double Road Race 3k leg (8k)
            10:00am Double Road Race 5K leg (15k)
            10:45am Bob Anderson's Kids Cup Mile Leg (1.5M)
            11:15am Bob Anderson's Kids Cup 1/2 Mile Leg (1.5M)
            12:00pm Awards Ceremony

Contact:  Race Director - Justin Wall, justin@doubleroadrace.com, 408 887-3513 cell.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The 4th Annual Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Runners and walkers have a tremendous event to take part in, while supporting a wonderful cause: the fourth annual Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center’s Annual Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk will take place on Sunday morning, November 2. The event’s finish and start lines will be located on the campus of the University of The Pacific (UOP), DeRosa Center, 3601 Pacific Ave., Stockton. Proceeds from this very special event will benefit San Joaquin Delta College’s Troops to College’s Boots to Books Scholarship Fund.

See the best Stockton has to offer on this flat and fast course. The Half Marathon loop will take you from the campus of the UOP, follow along The Calaveras bike path, and through the Brookside Neighborhood, finishing back at UOP. The 5K course is an out-and-back. There will be five aid stations and three restroom stations along the course. Walkers and running strollers are encouraged to participate.

The course will feature a spectacular friendly finish in the St. Joseph’s “KICK ZONE,” so your family and friends can cheer you on, while all hear your name broadcast as you sprint across the finish line.

AWARDS
Half Marathon-Overall Male/Female winners receive a custom etched soapstone trophy. Master male/female winners (ages 50 and over) receive a custom etched glass trophy. Medals to the top three male/female finishers in each age division, 13 & under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

5K Run - Overall male/female finishers receive a custom etched glass trophy (no masters). Medals to the top three male/female winners in each age division, 13 & under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, & 80+

FEES:
Half Marathon:
$60 through October 14; $70, October 15 and after

5K Run:
$35 through October 14; $45, October 15 and after
*All registrations are final - no refunds

Entry fee includes, commemorative Mizuno Tech long-sleeve shirt, Mizuno VIP Lounge, finisher’s medal for all Half Marathon participants, goodie bag filled sponsor goodies, post-race food, and entertainment. There will be an awesome race-day expo with all the great sponsors of the Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Half Marathon & 5K. Participants that visit all the sponsor booths will have a chance to win great prizes, like watches, sunglasses and new shoes. Each half-marathon participant will also receive a custom finisher’s medal. Captivating Sports Photo will provide race-day photography. All your event photos, from course-action shots to post-event activities will be printed on the spot and are completely FREE to our participants. In addition, there will be plenty of on-site free parking at several UOP campus parking lots.

EARLY PACKET PICKUP
Beat the crowds on race day and pick up your race packet early at Fleet Feet Stockton, 277 Lincoln Center on Saturday, November 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration will also be available at Fleet Feet, during packet pick up. All others can pick up their packets on race day at the race. Race-day check-in and registration opens at 6:00 a.m., at UOP’s DeRosa Center.

Awards
Half Marathon-Overall Male/Female winners receive a custom etched soapstone trophy. Master Male/Female winners receive a custom etched glass trophy. Medals to the top three in each age division, 13 & under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 & 80+

5K Run - Overall male/female finishers receive a custom etched glass trophy (no masters). Medals to the top three male and females in each age division, 13 & under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, & 80+. 

On Your Mark Events will provide race chip timing and results.
To register via mail, download this application and send in, or register online via Active.com.  For additional event information, contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832, or visit their website.

Host Hotel
Don't wake up early if you are coming from out of town...stay the night at our host hotel – the Stockton Hilton for an event rate of only $89. Use the group code MARATH when calling to make your reservation at 209-956-1311.


The San Joaquin Delta College’s Troops to College Program provides active and former members of the armed services a support team that increases the likelihood of achievement of educational goals by addressing their specialized needs in a college setting. This program provides information, resources, and support services to “advantage” the active and former members of the armed forces in any way possible from the time of admission through graduation or transfer. Their non-profit tax id number: 94-1044400.




Tri a Du Where You Don’t Have to Get Wet: The 18th Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run

On Your Mark Events presents its 18th Annual Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run on Saturday, November 1, 9:00 a.m., in the historic hamlet (and it’s surroundings) of Knights Ferry, California. The Salmon Duathlon (run, bike, run) and 5K Run (two separate competitions) will benefit the preservation of the salmon natural spawning habitat in the Stanislaus River.

This fall classic has become a very popular event for serious and weekend athletes throughout California. The Salmon Duathlon course distances consist, in the order of, a 5K Run (two loops), 30K Bike, and 2.5K Run (one loop). The Duathlon and the 5K run courses are on paved surfaces that run through rolling hills and features running along the Stanislaus River, through the Knights Ferry covered bridge (the longest covered bridge west of the Mississippi), and into and around Knights Ferry – all of this, plus the beautiful fall foliage in full season!

The entry fee to the duathlon is $50.00 per person, pre-registered and $60.00 race-day registration. For duathlon relay teams (1 runner and 1 biker) are $90.00 pre-registered and $110.00 for day-of registration. The 5K Run fee is $30.00 pre-registered and $35.00 race-day registration.  Participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt, snacks, refreshments (including beer), and entry into an exciting raffle. The traditional On Your Mark Events’ unique soapstone trophies will be awarded to the 1st overall male and female winners in the duathlon and 5K run and etched glass trophies will be given to the masters overall male and female finishers of both run and duathlon (50 years and older).  In addition, medals will be awarded to men and women, three deep (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place), in ten-year age groups through 70+ in each race.

Both, the Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run will start at 9:00 a.m., with check-in and registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., in the parking lot of the Knights Ferry State Park, locate right off Sonora Road, Knights Ferry, Calif. 

For more Salmon Duathlon and 5K Run information and/or an application, contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832 or visit their website. Online registration is available on Active.com.
HEY!!!! Who's the wise guy that put Iced Tea in the aid station bucket?!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

32nd Annual Merced Gateway Triathlon: Perfect for beginners, advanced, and kids

There will be a triathlon course distance for absolutely everyone at the upcoming 32nd Annual Merced Gateway Triathlon, held on Sunday, October 5, at the Merced College Pool, Merced, Calif. Directed by On Your Mark Events and the Merced Track Club, the Merced Gateway Triathlon will offer three separate courses: Kids Course, Short Course, and Long Course. Thirty years, certainly makes this a true community athletic tradition!

Kids Course: (ages 5-12, two year age brackets for awards): 1-mile run (flat surfaces, out and back); 2-mile bike (short, flat and fast, out and back); 200-yard swim (lap pool).  The Kid’s Course stays on the college campus.

Short Course: 2-mile run (flat street and bike path surfaces, out and back); 6-mile bike (flat and fast surface, out and back loop, and finishing with an on-campus criterion-style lap; 400-meter swim (lap pool).

Long Course: 6-mile run (flat street and bike path surfaces, out and back); 24-mile bike (primarily flat and fast surface, out and back loop, and finishing with an on-campus criterion-style 4 laps); 400-yard swim (lap pool).

All three events will conclude poolside (Merced College pool) with the awards ceremony, raffle, and a huge barbecue.

The Merced Gateway Triathlon entry fees are as followed: Kids Course: $35.00 advance and $40.00 race day; Short Course: $65.00 advance and $75.00 race day; Long Course: $75.00 advance and $85.00 race day; Team Relay (Long Course only): $215.00 advance and $245.00 race day.  Entry fee includes refreshments, custom T-shirt, awards, raffle ticket, refreshments, awards, and free entry into the post-race lunch – and more. (Barbecue lunch for non-entrants is $10.00.)

All participants are required to bring and wear a swim cap for the swim and a CPSC approved bike helmet for the bike.

Trophies will be awarded to the 1st overall male and female winners; trophies will also be given to the top Masters male and female finishers (50 years and over).  Medals will go to the top three finishers in each male and female category—age groups will separate in five-year increments, to 70-years-old and over.  Medals will also be given in the Kids Race to boys and girls, five deep, in two-year age brackets.  In addition, the top male and female and co-ed teams will also be awarded medals. 
           
The race’s first wave will kick-off at 8:15 a.m. The Merced Gateway Triathlon check-in and race-day registration will begin at 7:00 a.m.  The event’s lunch, awards ceremony, and raffle will be held at approximately 12:00 noon. 

For more Merced Gateway Triathlon information, contact On Your Mark Events at 209-795-7832 or visit their website.  You can register by downloading the flyer and mail in, or online at Active.com.