Marathon Training. Long Beach marathon training begins May 14th in the Joe’s Crab Shack parking lot. AREC is looking for volunteers to help out at the runs. Volunteering entails doing part of the run and/or helping out on the longer runs (maybe having water halfway?). The success of this program is dependent upon volunteers (and not just the same 2-3 people!). Todd Rose has a sign-up sheet; please sign up to help – it’s easy! If you have never done a marathon before, and are interested in doing Long Beach this year, we’d love you to participate. As with last year, there is no additional costs associated with the training group except being a member of AREC.
Membership. Nice segue. Membership is just $25/year or $40 for same household members. Dues support club activities, as well as cover insurance, club social events and a free technical team t-shirt.
Safety. Even though it is light out for almost all of the Wednesday run, PLEASE run safe. Give cars right of way. Please try not to wear headphones – I’ll run and sing with you if you like!
Afghan and Tees. One AREC Afghan left. Who wants it? ($30). Also, last year’s technical T-shirts ($10) or cotton tanks and tees ($5). Talk to Emmett or Todd Rose after any AREC run.
Upcoming Races / Events. We are open to suggestions for fun events, so please be vocal! Also, if you have a favorite race coming up, be sure to tell Ed Villalobos about so he can announce it well ahead of time as well as help coordinate carpooling (if it is not in the Long Beach area).