Monday, November 26, 2007

Gordy Ainsleigh's Cool Yule Jingle Jog

At the end of last week's Turkey Trot, legendary ultrarunner GordyAinsleigh was handing out flyers for his Christmas Day run in Meadow Vista. A lot of you have asked me to provide some more information about the run, so here it is:

With Gordy (left) and Sierra Trailrunner Catherine, at the Run Through the Colors (Photo Courtesy of Catherine)

Cool Yule Jingle Jog
Preparing Mind and Body for Christmas Dinner

What?
5K Walk/Run 10K Run
This Year Only – A benefit for Gordy’s Tooth Fairy Fund
(The race director needs a tooth implant.)

Where?
Meadow Vista Park, Meadow Vist, CA
To get there, take Hwy 80 to the Meadow Vista Exit and use this Google Map for specific directions:

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When?
Dec 25th -- Registration starts at 10 a.m.; race starts at 10:30 a.m.

Fee:
$25 (preregistered before 12/16) $30 thereafter. Make checks payable to Placer Trails Conservancy.

Rules:
Start on time or shortly thereafter, follow marked courses and wear bells (provided) on shoes. Only runners may take the 10K course. No dogs out of vehicles until all runners are gone. Dog start is 10 minutes later.

Awards:
  • Red or green long-sleeve shirts (featuring a print of two Canada geese in flight) to all runners.
  • Large living bouquets from Eisley Nursery in Auburn + certificate to the first man and woman in both races.
  • Certificates (suitable for framing, featuring geese in flight) to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in all [approx. ten-year age] divisions.

Race Applications:

You can get an application (including the typical waiver of liability) from Gordy by sending him mail (H. Gordon Ainsleigh DC, PO Box 1087, Meadow Vista, CA 95722) or calling (530) 8 7 8 - 1 9 0 1. (Sorry, I don't have an e-mail address).

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Merry Christmas! This should be a lot of fun. However, I don't think I'll be able to make it myself, because this is Christmas Day after all!

1 comment:

D. B. Robinson said...

This is a fine run, with a small town feel, and I mean that in the best possible way. The course is challenging (and a great change of pace) for those of us flatlanders whose highest peak is a Yolo County freeway overpass, although I have to admit that I'm tired of listening to the bells on my shoes long before I cross the finish line.

I recommend this to anyone free from obligations on Christmas morning.

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