Archive for February, 2012

Dean Karnazes Speaking at Cal Poly February 23, 2012

Ever heard of Dean Karnazes?? That’s right, the Ultra Marathon Man himself. Well, he is coming to Cal Poly to speak on Thursday February 23, 2012 from 11am-12pm. He’ll be speaking at The Silo, Building 3 in room 213. I wonder what one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World” has to say?

Hares N Hounds 5K and Kids Fun Run, March 10, 2012

This is the 14th year of the Hares N Hounds 5K and Family Fun Day. It is an absolutely fabulous way to support Atascadero High School Athletics. We’ve been running in this race since we moved back to Atascadero in 2008 and it is positively lovely. The 5K course is certified through the USA Track & Field. The kids races are 1/2 Mile and 1 Mile and every finisher gets a medal. For the 5K, medals are awarded 3 deep in each age category with a NEW category this year for the 1st male/female AHS alumni! You can win $500 if you can beat the course record of 14:38 for men or 17:05 for women. And, they have loads of raffle prizes. Now for the details:

Date: Saturday March 10, 2012
To register: Printable Registration and Online Registration.
Entry fees: 5K:$25 (without shirt) or $35 (with shirt) *$30/$40 after 3/4/2012*
1 Mile and/or 1/2-Mile $10 each (without shirt) $20 each (with shirt) *$15/$25 after 3/4/2012*
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Buzz Marathon, February 18, 2012

It’s the Buzz Marathon this Saturday, February 18th. There really aren’t that many full marathons around here, so this is exciting stuff! The details:

Distances: Full Marathon, 1/2 Marathon, 5K and a Kid’s 1 Mile Run
Date/Time: Saturday February 18th, 2012. Runners starts at 8:30am and walkers at 6:30am.
Online Registration: Go here
Downloadable Registration: Go here
Where: Camp Roberts near San Miguel, CA. Here is the Course Map
More info: Buzz Marathon Website

Don’t forget that you’ll need some Security Clearance!

Atascadero Firehouse 5K Fun Run and Health Fair, April 21, 2012

Yes! Another race in Atascadero. I’m just loving this. And this race is not just around the lake. We get to run up Pine Mountain and get a little trail action! The race benefits the Atascadero Firefighters Association which is a non-profit organization that financial supports Relay for Life, Student scholarships, Athletic organizations (little league, t-ball, basketball, football, AHS boosters), Alicia Ann Rucsh Burn Foundation (Champ Camp, burn survivor treatment), Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and Community Events (Winter Wonderland, Colony Days, Emergency Preparedness Fair). But let’s get to the details!

When: Saturday April 21, 2012. 5K race starts at 8:30am. Kids 1/2 Mile starts at 10am.
To register online: Go here!
Where: The race will start and end at the Atascadero Fire Station (6005 Lewis Avenue). The 5K course goes from the Fire Station to the entrance of Stadium Park and up the switch back trail to Pine Mountain loop. Then heads down the Blue Oak Trail and back to the Fire Station.
Fees: 1/2 Mile Kids Run is $5. The 5k is $25 till March 21st and $30 from March 21 to race day. On race day 5K is $35. There is a $5 discount for K-12 students. And there is the Firefighter Team Challenge which is $80 for a team of 4. All runners must be members of a fire department.

Chains of Love 5K, 10K, 15K and 1/2 mile Kid’s Run, February 11, 2012

The Cal Poly Triathlon Team in San Luis Obispo is making Valentine’s Day Weekend super easy for people that LOVE to run. Grab your sweetheart and join the fun this Saturday, February 11th. The races start at 9am. You can choose from a 5k, 10k or even a 15k. And if you have little ones in your family, bring them along for the 1/2 mile Kid’s run. Here are the details:

Chains of Love 5k, 10k, 15k, 1/2 mile Kids run
When: Saturday February 11, 2012 at 9am
Where: Cal Poly Campus in San Luis Obispo, 5K route, 10K route, 15K route and 1/2 Mile Kids Run
To register: Download form or register online
Fees: Add $5 for race-day registration
5K: Student-$20, Non-Student-$30, Couple-$35
10K: Student-$30, Non-Student-$35, Couple-$40
15K: Student-$35, Non-Student-$40, Couple-$50
Kids 1/2 Mile Fun Run: $15
No refunds

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