Our new bigscreen TV



At Dodger games this season, I’ve often wondered what it would feel like to have a fun LA Marathon video playing on the big screen in left field. Well, I need not wonder any more. Thanks to our friends in Chavez Ravine, we’re now represented at the Stadium. The course video is now playing live during games for all 50,000 spectators to see. Love the great energy when it comes on. Here are some photos from last Monday’s game against Pittsburgh. Bert Whitson, the runner in the video, is our new Marathon celebrity!


Peter

The Dipsea Trail

Thousands of steps to climb, and we’ve barely started.

Shouldn’t every running trail have signage this good?

We didn’t see another runner during the entire journey.

Mostly I was hanging on for dear life trying to keep up with Steve.

Note that Steve hasn’t even broken a sweat after 1,500 feet of climbing!

Warning: I brake for banana slugs

Descending down to Stinson Beach, just before ducking off the road for one of the secret short cuts, which are entirely legal in the race.

It might look like Runner’s High, but actually I’m just thrilled that I get to ride home in the front seat of a car!

While on vacation in Marin County this summer, I had the good fortune to get a guided tour of the Dipsea Trail from my friend Steve Romjue. If you’re not familiar with this famous route, it’s the home of the Boston Marathon of trail runs, the Dipsea Race. Next year will mark the 100th running of that event, and I can tell you after running the trail, I’m going to do whatever I can to get one of the coveted 1,500 slots in the race.


The trail leaves right from the middle of Mill Valley and travels about 7.5 miles over the shoulder of Mt Tamalpais, ending at Stinson Beach. It features many, many flights of steps, crazy “insider” short cuts, treacherous descents and mind-blowing scenery. I was sweating profusely trying to keep up with my uber-fit friend Steve, but still managed to snap a few photos during our journey. Next time you’re in the San Francisco Bay Area, I highly recommend making time for this run.

Peter

2009 LA Marathon Finishers’ Certificates Now Available

Congratulations runners and thank you for a successful 2009 Los Angeles Marathon! For the first time ever, runners will be able to download their finishers’ certificates. Suitable for framing, this certificate commemorates the runner’s official results and preserves the data for a lifetime of memories.

Use the link below to view and print your Official LA Marathon Finisher’s Certificate.

LA Marathon Finisher Certificate

SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015