Thursday, October 29, 2009

Lithia Loop Marathon Update - USA Trail Marathon Championship

From The Rogue Valley Runners:

Hello Runners,

We are gaining steam as we head into the homestretch for the 2nd annual Lithia Loop Trail Marathon.

USATF Championships
We are very excited to announce that we are the 2009/2010 USATF Marathon Trail Championships. Championship prize monies totaling $6000 will be awarded to the top 5 male and female finishers as well as the top 3 male and female masters finishers. Money and medals will be awarded to those current USATF members. Registration is available at and will be available at registration on Friday. Please bring cash or check.

Guest Speaker
Rogue Valley Runners is proud to present coach Greg McMillian, , as our guest speaker. A runner, exercise scientist, USATF-certified coach and senior writer for Running Times who has the unique ability to combine the science of endurance performance with the art of real-world coaching. His latest accomplishments include;

o Fourteen Top 10 Finishes in US National Championships
o Nine US National Teams
o Seven Top 5 Finishes in US National Championships
o One National Champion - Brett Gotcher

as well as

Coached athletes in the 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic Trials
Coached athletes in the 2001, 2003 and 2005 World Track and Field Championships
Coached athlete in the 2003 Pan American Games
Coached 2002 National Marathon Champion - Jill Gaitenby
Coach of 2005 Houston Marathon Champion - Kelly Keane
Coach of 2005 Marine Corps Marathon Runner Up - Carl Rundell

His pre-race lecture will be at 5:30 on Friday at Rogue Valley Runners.

If you were here last year you remember the great soup and burritos. Russ and Renee are back this year and will
warm you up after your time on the trails with their great post race feed.

In addition, Chozu,, will be your post-race VIP party headquarters.

We will have one more update next week guaranteeing wonderful weather for your marathon.

Hal Koerner (pictured above)
Ian Torrence

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