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Florida Events Calendar

Ken Bendy's North Florida & Selected Areas Calendar can be found at www.ameliaislandrunners.com/kbendy/rrcacal.htm

Florida Events from Running Journal and events submitted to Michael Bowen, RRCA N. Florida Representative can be found here.

Monday, July 19, 2010

First Place Sports: TRI 2B TUFF Challenge

Sign up now for the Tri-2B-Tuff Challenge!
All you have to do is sign up for the challenge and then complete the Jacksonville Marine Corps 1/2 Marathon on October 2nd, the Outback Steakhouse Distance Classic 1/2 Marathon on November 25th, and either the Jacksonville Bank 1/2 Marathon or Jacksonville Bank Marathon on December 19th! After you have completed all three of these TUFF events in three months, you receive a custom designed Tri 2B Tuff medal!

You can sign up two different ways.
You can do the Complete Tri-2B-Tuff Challenge Sign Up and pay a discounted fee of $105.00 ($130.00 if doing the Marathon), which enters you into all three races. If you sign up this way, you do not have to fill out individual entry forms for each race. If you choose to sign up this way, you must sign up by October 1st, 2010. This is the date before the first 1/2 Marathon in the series.

If you are wary of signing up for all the races at once, there is the option of signing up for each race individually, plus the Tri-2B-Tuff Sign Up - fill out the form and pay $10.00.

Complete Tri-2B-Tuff Entry: Deadline - October 1, 2010
$105.00 (3 Half Marathons)
$130.00 (2 Half Marathons + Marathon)

Individual Tri-2B-Tuff Entry: Deadline - November 30, 2010
$10.00 + individual fees for each race

You cannot sign up for the Challenege on the individual entry forms for the races. Either sign up online or mail in the Tri 2B Tuff entry form to:
1st Place Sports
3931 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, FL 32217

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Florida Running & Triathlon: 2011 Disney Marathon Florida's Finest Team

The Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend takes place January 6-9, 2011.
The marathon race committee is in the process of selecting this year’s Florida’s Finest Team; Florida residents can compete in the race as part of the Florida’s Finest Team.

Team Members receive:
• Walt Disney World® Marathon entry
• Florida’s Finest goodie bag
• VIP bus transportation to start
• Seeded number
• A front starting position
• One-room hotel accommodations for two (2) nights and three (3) days
• Two (2) one-day/one-park tickets for Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney-MGM Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
• Two (2) meals per day
• Invitation to the VIP Reception
• Access to the Hospitality Suite

One to three guests of the team member receive:
• Two (2) one-day/one-park tickets for Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney-MGM Studios, or Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park
• Two (2) meals per day
• Invitation to the VIP Reception
• Access to the Hospitality Suite
• One guest receives entry into the Walt Disney World Marathon, Half Marathon or Family Fun Run 5K (fee is not waived). (Guest race application must be submitted by November 15, 2010.)

Final selection will be made by October 15, 2010. The team, with a brief biography of each member, will be announced in the November/December 2010 edition of Florida Running & Triathlon magazine. To be considered, athletes must be Florida residents and submit the following by September 30, 2010:
1. Running resume, which includes as many applicant contacts as possible: home address, work, cell and home phone numbers, and e-mail address;
2. Birth date and age on race day, January 9, 2011;
3. Running career highlights;
4. Marathon(s) completed 2007 to 2010 (race name, date and finish time);
5. Lifetime PRs at various distances (include race name and date of each PR);
6. PRs from 2007 to 2010 if different from lifetime PRs at various distances (include race name and date of each PR);
7. If applicable, masters/grandmasters/senior grandmasters PRs (include race name and date of each PR)
Please send application materials via email to: flrunn@cfl.rr.com or mail to: Florida’s Finest, Lorraine Evans, 8640 Tansy Drive, Orlando, FL 32819; Tel 407.352.9131.

RRCA Coaching Certification: Arlington, VA & Dallas, TX

DATE/PLACE: October 29 - 30, 2010
Road Runners Club of America Office - 1501 Lee Highway, Suite #140, Arlington, VA 22209

DATE/PLACE: November 13 - 14, 2010
Baylor Medical Center, Folsom Room, 17th floor, Roberts Building, 660 N. Hall, Dallas, TX 75246

The two-day program includes 16 hours of coursework and an online multiple-choice exam with immediate results.

Day one is The Basis of Training. The curriculum includes the Fundamentals of Coaching, Rules of Training, Physiology, Psychology, Injury Prevention and Nutrition.

Day two is devoted to the Techniques of Training. It covers developing training plans, cycles, and progressions, speed work and other related topics. Group exercises teach how to apply the topics covered.

Cost for the 2-day certification class is $250. You must register for the certification class at least 2 weeks prior to attending or before it is filled, (limited to 30). Classes tend to fill early, so register as soon as possible.

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies this offering meets the criteria for 16.0 credit hours of ACSM Continuing Education Credit.

Click here for additional information and to register.

American Running Company: Ragnar Relays/Teams

DATES: November 19-20, 2010
PLACES: Clearwater-to-Daytona Beach, FL

This 202 mile adventure-fest pushes you & 11 pals from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean. Starting in Hudson Beach & finishing in Daytona Beach, this relay offers runners a unique opportunity to run across the state of Florida as it starts & ends on the beach & runs through trails, back roads & historic downtown areas. The race (and your stamina) wraps up within earshot of the roaring engines of the Daytona Motor Speedway & the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

Almost anyone can run in this relay race...if you train. Each relay team member runs three legs, ranging between 3 & 9 miles & varying in difficulty. So, from the elite runner down to the intermittent jogger it's the ideal relay for anyone in search of an unforgettable adventure.

Each team is allowed two support vehicles. The first vehicle will drop off the first runner, drive ahead a few miles, cheer the runner on, & provide them with water, snacks, & encouragement. That vehicle will then drive ahead to the first exchange point to drop off the next runner & pick up the first runner when that leg is complete. Repeat this pattern for six legs until the hand-off to their second vehicle. This leapfrogging continues all the way to the finish line.

Click here to see a map of the route.

American Running Company has a team for the November event. They are also looking for team members to participate in the January 7-8, 2011 - Miami-to-Key West, event. TO the KEYS!!

If you are interested please email info@americanrunningcompany.com to let them know.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Amelia Island Runners: 2010 Summer Running Camp

From e-Runner's Hi!, June 2010

AIR's 2010 summer running camp is history! This was the camp's fifth year, led by AIR volunteer Bill Beaumont, cross country coach at St. Michael's Academy. It's one of AIR's top projects of the year, designed to help runners of all ages step up to the "next level" and have fun along the way.
Sessions included mental preparation for running (goals and motivation), physical preparation (nutrition, hydration, equipment, warm-up and stretching), videotape analysis of each runner's gait and form, as well as guest speakers.
Thurday's special guest speaker was former U.S. marathon record-holder Jerry Lawson, now a manager with 1st Place Sports in Jacksonville. Lawson shared some of his experiences as an elite runner and talked about different types of running shoes for different types of feet and running strides.
The week culminated on Friday with an all-outdoors session in the shade at the Fernandina Beach High School bus loop, where Coach Bill talked about a vaiety of running topics, including race strategy.
AIR has group runs every Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. (weather permitting) at the FBHS track, 435 Citrona Drive. Coach Bill and Coach Roy Benson are AIR members and volunteer their time to work with runners during group runs.
AIR congratulates their Summer Camp "Class of 2010" and looks forward to seeing them on the roads and trails in the years to come.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Running For The Bay Marathon, Half, 10K, 5K, Walk

DATE: Saturday, October 23, 2010
TIME: 7:00 AM local time
PLACE: Battery Park, Downtown Apalachicola

“Running For The Bay” features a marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K (all with wheelchair divisions) and walk-a-thon event in beautiful Apalachicola, Florida. The event is designed to bring attention to the Apalachicola Bay area, the most beautiful and important estuary in America; create an avenue for charity fund raising and to promote health and fitness.

$89 until 7/23/10 - $99 7/24/10 to 9/23/10
Half Marathon
$75 until 7/23/10 - $85 7/24/10 to 9/23/10
$55.00 until 7/23/10 - $59 7/24/10 to 9/23/10
$32.00 until 7/23/10 - $34 7/24/10 until 9/23/10

Online Registration through Active.com closes Thursday, September 23, 2010 @ 11:59 PM Local Time

Friday (10/22/2010) and Saturday (10/23/2010 - race day) expo is at the start/finish area in Battery Park, downtown Apalachicola.

Marathon $139
Half Marathon $120
10K: $79
5K: $49.00

Walk-A-Thon entrants sign up for the distance they want to walk; 10K walkers sign up for the 10K, marathon walkers sign up for the marathon. There is no separate Walk-A-Thon course.

No refund of race fee, registration fee and/or other race associated fees for any reason!

“Running For The Bay” has no age requirements for any of its races. It is up to each individual (or their guardian) to decide if they are physically and mentally able to participate in any of the events. We strongly recommend each entrant (or the entrant’s guardian) seek the advice of a physician.

It is up to each participant to seek shelter in case of lightning and other forms of danger. Do not wait for race officials to guide you to safe areas!


Friday, June 25, 2010

Florida Striders: Mellow Mushroom Prediction Run

DATE: July 18, 2010
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: 1800 Town Center Blvd., Orange Park FL 32003

Florida Striders will host a prediction run July 18 at the Fleming Island Mellow Mushroom. The run starts at 6:30 pm, and the festivities will probably continue until 10:00 pm. The prediction runs are a lot of fun and, if you have never had Mellow Mushroom's famous pizza you are missing out!


RRCA Event Calendar For Florida

All FL RRCA club & event members list their events on the RRCA calendar. This proves (for insurance purposes) the events each RRCA club & event hosts during the year.