LA Marathon HQ is up and running after the holiday break, and it’s busier than ever as we get ready for the 2010 event. The race is only 75 days away and approaching like a freight train. Our New Year’s resolution is to put on the best LA Marathon ever. What’s yours? Are you going to run a PR this year? Get off the couch and run your first marathon? Use running as a way to affect positive change in your life and those around you? Think about it. However, if your plans include this year’s LA Marathon, don’t wait too long. The registrations are coming in at a record pace, and we’re capping the field at 25,000. We hope the Marathon and running are both part of your New Year’s resolution, and we look forward to seeing you all on the starting line on March 21st.
On New Year’s Day I took my family out to the Rose Parade and saw, for the first time in my life, what an amazing event that is. It’s been a New Year tradition since 1890, and this year, for the first time, Students Run LA was featured in the parade. The three-masted Honda “Ship of Dreams” float highlighted SRLA as one of seven philanthropic partners that improves the lives of children. Milton Hom, an SRLA leader from LeConte Middle School, and student runner Hemashary Juarez were both on the float doing their best parade waves. What a great way to ring in the new year!