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Volume 4, Issue 7 • JUly 2013 •

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Jeff Galloway inspires with his experiences

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Track beckons athletes of all ages

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INAUGRURAL Exaclibur 10 Miler takes unique approach


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DON & Denise’s Den

Coach Butler recognized by Brooks Sports as one of the 25 most inspiring coaches in the U.S.

In This Issue: Jeff Galloway inspires with lifetime experiences & training wisdom..................... 3 The Next Steps...................... 3 Thursday Night Fun Run.......... 4 Running Zone July Special....... 4 Track beckons athletes of all ages................................ 5 Running Zone Gecko Club Summer Track Series #1 Results Wednesday, June 5................ 5 Summer Track Series #2 Results Wednesday, June 12.............. 6 Summer Track Series #3 Results Wednesday, June 18.............. 7 Summer Track Series #4 Results Wednesday, June 26.............. 7

If you have been running in Brevard County for any time, you will probably recognize the name Doug Butler, or “Coach” to most of us. This past February, Coach was recognized by the National Federation of State High School Association’s 2012 Boys’ State Cross Country Coach of the Year. This past fall his boys’ cross-country team captured the 1A state championship, giving Butler and the Tigers an unprecedented 12 state championships. A feat unmatched in Florida’s history. His consistency and tireless dedication to his athletes is amazing. And this dedication is again being recognized.

http://talk.brooksrunning.com/2013/06/18/ introducing-this-years-26-most-inspiring-runningcoaches/

In June, Coach was notified by Brooks Sports he was selected as one of the top 25 Most Inspiring Coaches in the U.S. Each of these coaches will receive $5,000 in Brooks gear, $500 cash for team expenses and entry into the Brooks Inspire Daily Program.

We are a little partial to who we think should win so let’s get voting. Regardless of how the voting turns out, we are lucky to have such a great ambassador of running in Brevard County. So if you see Coach, be sure to congratulate him on his recent recognition.

So what’s next? Voting! You can vote for the top coach you think should be named the Brooks Inspiring Coach of the Year. You can vote once a day starting now through July 21st. The most inspiring coach will be announced on August 7th and the winner will get an extra $5,000 in gear, $2,000 cash and a trip for two to the 2014 PR Invite. Voting Link: https://www.facebook.com/brooksrunning/ app_399617596765925

Here’s the link to the Brooks PR Page where Coach Butler is being recognized as one of the 25 most inspiring Coaches:

Daszynski & Crate rally to score Pineapple Man victories.......... 7 Half-Marathon Training Camp................................... 8 Running Zone takes unique approach to inaugural 10-miler...8 Speed, talent just part of the equation for Team Running Zone........................ 9 Anatomy of a Running Shoe...... 11 July Events........................... 11 New Balance Special........... 11 Jeff Galloway Training Program Registration............ 13 Space Coast Half Marathon Training Camp Registration... 14 Good Form Running Clinic...... 16 Running Zone Foundation Race Series Registration........ 17 BIG BANG Series Registration......................... 19 2013-14 Running Zone Foundation Race Series Calendar............................ 21 Gecko Club Registration....... 22

Coach Butler caption

3696 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, Florida 32935 321-751-8890 www.runningzone.com


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Jeff Galloway inspires with lifetime experiences & training wisdom by Mark DeCotis

ing and it gives me goose bumps to even think about it. Passing that finish line and getting that medal is a major accomplishment.” As for her advice to the first-timers: “When you hit that wall you’ve got to keep going. Once you get past that wall you’ll be OK. Make sure you stay on your training runs during the week and make sure you get to the long runs. “And trust the training, stick to your intervals.” That Galloway’s method is a combination of walking and running still brings questions from some who believe only those who run continues on the next page

Jeff Galloway talks with attendees at kickoff of his training program for Dec. 1 Space Coast Marathon and HalfMarathon.

Forty years and 300,000 athletes later Jeff Galloway is still going strong. An encyclopedia of running knowledge and a tireless advocate for fitness done right Galloway helped launch Running Zone’s first Jeff Galloway Training Program for the Dec. 1 Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon with a visit to the store on June 8. Speaking to a gathering of two dozen people comprised of newbies, veterans and the just plain curious Galloway, 67, shared the wisdom gleaned over a lifetime in the sport. And while his accomplishments include being a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic team, being a member of the Road Runners Club of America Hall of Fame, being recognized as Runner’s World magazine as one of its 18 experts and being part of the Nike Walk

In addition to working with Running Zone Director of Customer Service Valarie Feldbauer, who is taking the lead in the local training effort, Galloway will be the keynote speaker at the pre-race dinner on the eve of the 42nd running of the Space Coast Marathon. But before that date arrives, Galloway on June 8 focused on getting the training program and the trainees off to a strong start. His message resonated with Angel Hampton, 35, of Palm Bay, a court reporter and mother of two who has run four marathons using the Galloway program beginning in 2010. Hampton is one of the pace group leaders for the local program and will help spread the message. “It’s injury-free training and you can get

Now we’ve got a method that works for 99-point whatever (percent). It’s really a wonderful thing for me to get that constant feedback which averages a little over one hundred runners a day. – JEFF GALLOWAY of Fame, Galloway is still approachable, humorous, and firmly rooted in the reality that marathoning can be, if approached correctly, fulfilling and injury free.

to a marathon in six months, no injuries,” she said. “It’s accomplishment no one can describe in a lifetime,” Hampton said about completing a marathon. “It’s so self-gratify-

Thursday, July 4th, 2013 7:00amat Liberty Bell Museum, Melbourne ★ Start the race with the ringing of a replica of the Liberty Bell ★ American flags to all finishers ★ Most Patriotic Costume Contest ★ Free Li’l Firecracker Kids’ Run ★ Great breakfast party after the race by Suntree Cafe II! ★ Special awards to top Local Hero Teams (Military/Fire/Police)! ★ Honor America Parade starts after the race ★ Random giveaway of one Apple iPad! ★ Benefits Honor America


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Jeff Galloway talks with attendees at kickoff of his training program for Dec. 1 Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon.

Running Zone Director of Customer Service Valarie Feldbauer, who is taking the lead in the local Galloway training effort.

the 26.2-mile distance can call truly themselves marathoners. Not so replies Galloway with the patience and ease of someone who has been fending the query off for four decades. Citing 17 trips to Athens, Greece, the birthplace of the marathon and the cradle of the Olympics, of which the marathon still remains a key event, Galloway said the first marathoners in the first Olympic marathon in 1896 walked and received medals so why shouldn’t their modern day brethren. In the bigger picture, Galloway credited the give and take with the one-third of a million of those brethren with providing invaluable lessons. “In the early years I made mistakes,” he said. “I would give them advice as best I knew. They’d get back to me and say ‘this isn’t working.’ I kept trying until it worked. “Now we’ve got a method that works for 99-point whatever (percent). It’s really a wonderful thing for me to get that constant feedback which averages a little over one hundred runners a day. That’s what has fueled my advice. “Basically I’m more experienced and experience is the most important thing when it comes to giving people advice. If someone has trained a dozen people they’re very unlikely to know all the ramifications of the advice they give. I certainly was in my early years. Now I see those ramifications. I have steered away from the bad stuff and going towards what people can do.” And he has no plans to deviate from that method anytime soon. “I don’t think I’ll ever retire,” he said. “It is such a joy to me to help solve people’s problems, which is what I do most of

Try on and learn about different models of shoes and talk with a Saucony rep.

Galloway training method veteran Angel Harmon of Palm Bay.

the day everyday. “And then to get that feedback about the things that they have not only been able to do with running but how it’s turned on brain circuits and allowed them to do many other things in their lives that they never thought were possible.” Galloway’s training for the Space Coast Marathon began on June 9. Halfmarathon training begins on Aug. 18. The cost is $95 for new members and $75 for Galloway alumni. For more information call the Running Zone at 321-751-8890 or email Feldbauer at valerie@runningzone.com.


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Track beckons athletes of all ages by Mark DeCotis

June 5 marked the season debut of the Running Zone Gecko Club Track Session and another step in the return to competition for one of Brevard County’s top athletes. Twenty-eight participants ranging in age from three years old, in the person of Lucas Hunger, to 61, in the person of Harry Hillmer, gathered in a light drizzle under leaden skies at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy for the first of four meets in June. They ran in five events – the 100-, 400-, 800- and 1,600-meter runs and the 4x400 relay - in a fun, relaxed atmosphere that spoke more to camaraderie than competition. But that’s not to say each participant didn’t strive to be the first across the finish line, be it to measure their efforts against their peers or themselves. Among them was Palm Bay’s Kim Hunger, an accomplished cyclist and triathlete who is taking the first steps toward regaining her form after giving birth to her second child 10 months ago. Hunger, a three-time overall female winner of the Battle of the Bridges sprint triathlon, also is competing in the Running Zone Race Series and used her June 5 appearances in all four individual events as a stepping stone. “I like the endorphins and it’s always good to push yourself and see what you can do,” said Hunger, 32, a Health First pharmacist. “I’ve been trying to get the drive back to

James Krupp and Erin Schuck ham it up at the Running Zone Foundation’s first track meet of the season.

Running Zone Foundation track meet director Doug Butler loads starter’s pistol prior to the meet.

want to run hard and compete. I’ve been working on my swim for the triathlons.” Hunger began running in third grade, competing in the Hershey Track Meets and carried it through her time at Palm Bay High. She attributes the lifelong experience and base fitness to her successes and now she and husband Dan are passing the passion to son Lucas, who completed the 100- and 400-meter events, and hopefully some day to daughter Aliyah. “He just loves it,” Hunger said of her son. “I don’t know if it’s setting an example or if he just has my same drive.”

Michael Fisher shows fine

form at Running Zone Foundation’s season-opening track meet.

Kim Hunger and son Lucas at Running Zone Foundation track meet.

Running Zone Gecko Club Track Session Results - June 5, 2013 Presented by Running Zone Foundation, Facilitated by Coach Doug Butler, Holy Trinity Upper Campus 100 METERS Heat 1

James Krupp.............................................. 13.2 Tom Wiedenbaur........................................ 13.4 Kim Hunger................................................ 13.9 Tim Michaud.............................................. 14.7 Dustin Sims.............................................. 15.1 Jocelyn Lowther......................................... 15.5 Doug Nichols............................................. 16.9 Jim Cunningham........................................ 19.4

Heat 2

Riley Michaud............................................ 16.4 Colin Schuck.............................................. 16.4 Joey Tierney............................................... 16.4 Ashley Deskins........................................... 19.5 Madison Deskins........................................ 19.5 Brooke Becker............................................... 23 Lucas Hunger............................................. 32.2

Heat 3

Jessica Mazzano........................................ 16.6 Kayla Hannah............................................. 16.7

Jackson Parks............................................ 19.2

800 METERS Heat 1

Kim Hunger................................................ 2:40 Doug Nichols............................................. 2:45 Bruce McMann........................................... 3:00 Jim Cunningham........................................ 3:02 Scott Schmidt............................................ 3:08 Ron Roff.................................................... 2:57

Heat 2

Jessica Mazzano........................................ 3:01 Luke Mazzano............................................ 3:06 Joey Tierney .............................................. 3:17 Ashley Deskins........................................... 3:21 Madison Deskins........................................ 3:34

Heat 3

Michael Fisher............................................ 2:16 Tom Weidenbaur........................................ 2:51

400 METERS Heat 1

Tom Wiedenbaur........................................ 1:03

James Krupp.............................................. 1:05 Bruce McMann........................................... 1:11 Doug Nichols............................................. 1:14 Kim Hunger................................................ 1:16 Dustin Sims............................................... 1:19 Jim Cunningham........................................ 1:20

Heat 2

Scott Schmidt............................................ 1:08 Tim Michaud.............................................. 1:09 Harry Hillmer............................................. 1:13 Julie Hannah.............................................. 1:12 Jocelyn Lowther......................................... 1:14

Heat 3

Anna Becker............................................... 1:19 Joey Tierney............................................... 1:23 Ashley Deskins........................................... 1:26 Madison Hannah........................................ 1:30 Riley Michaud............................................ 1:35 Madison Deskins........................................ 1:36 Lucas Hunger............................................. 2:40

1,600 METERS

Michael Fisher............................................ 4:48 Bruce McMann........................................... 5:38 Kim Hunger .............................................. 5:38 Doug Nichols............................................ 5:56 Ron Roff................................................... 6:23 Jim Cunningham....................................... 6:27 James Krupp.............................................. 6:40 Joey Tierney.............................................. 6:59 Jackson Parks............................................ 7:14 Alex Butler.................................................. 7:50

4X400 RELAY

C. Schuck, D. Nichols, T. Wiedenbaur, M. Fisher............................ 5:04 A. Butler, M. Caccitore, T. Kattenberg, Parks................................... 5:32 Deskins, D. Sims, R. Michaud, T. Michaud................................................. 5:46

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Summer Track Series #2 Results - Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Presented by Running Zone Foundation, Facilitated by Coach Doug Butler, Holy Trinity Upper Campus 200 METERS Heat 1

Ryan Orsorio............................................. 25.4 Jamie Krupp.............................................. 27.1 Ron Abel....................................................27.2 Kurt Russell...............................................28.3 Bill Pinch....................................................29.5 Jim Cunningham........................................35.1

Heat 2 Michael Rodriguez.....................................25.4 Garrett Hilmer............................................26.3 Harry Prosser.............................................28.4 Tim Michaud............................................. 29.2 Chrish Reesh..............................................29.5 Matt Mahoney............................................30.9 Doug Nichols............................................ 35.7

Heat 3

Sam Pippett...............................................35.5 Kayla Hannah.............................................36.5 Shi-Lynn Yon.............................................36.9 Michelle Pippett.........................................39.2 Madison Hannah........................................39.4. Jackson Parks........................................... 39.8 Briana Abel.................................................45.2 Victorial Abel............................................. 57.7

Felicity and Jim Cunningham relax before the second Running Zone Foundation track meet on June 12 at Holy Trinity.

Ryan Osorio and his son Miles, 2, stretch before Ryan ran and won his second event at the second Running Zone Foundation track meet on June 12 at Holy Trinity.

Matt Mahoney gives it his all at second Running Zone Foundation track meet on June 12 at Holy Trinity.

Heat 4

Braden Krupp............................................ 33.1 Joey Tierney.............................................. 35.4 Ashley Deskins.......................................... 36.7 Anthony Abel............................................. 39.3 Riley Michaud........................................... 40.9 Isaiah Yon................................................ 40.3

400 METERS Heat 1

Ron Abel.................................................. 1:03 Garrett Hilmer........................................... 1:05 Chris Reesh.............................................. 1:08 Harry Hilmer............................................. 1:11 Matt Mahoney........................................... 1:11 Doug Nichols............................................ 1:12 Sarah Fisher.............................................. 1:13 Jim Cunningham....................................... 1:15

Heat 2 Ryan Osorio.............................................58.39 Micahel Rodriguez.................................... 1:02 Jamie Krupp............................................. 1:05 Harry Prosser............................................ 1:09 Kurt Russell.............................................. 1:09 Tim Michaud............................................ 1:12 Bill Pinch.................................................. 1:15

Heat 3

Braden Krupp............................................ 1:20 Anthony Abel............................................. 1:34 Madison Hannah....................................... 1:38 Alex Butler................................................ 1:50 Briana Abel............................................... 1:51 Victorial Abel............................................. 2:02 Emilia Parsons.......................................... 2:24

Heat 4

Sam Pippett............................................. 1:23 Ashley Deskins.......................................... 1:27 Michelle Pippett.........................................1:30 Jessica Marzano....................................... 1:31 Shi-Lynn Yon............................................ 1:36 Riley Michaud........................................... 1:38 Madison Deskins....................................... 1:41 Isaiah Yon................................................ 1:46

800 METERS

Ian Reesh................................................. 2:11 Ron Abel.................................................. 2:26 Harry Prosser............................................ 2:43 Doug Nichols............................................ 2:44

Garrett Hillmer and his dad Harry stretch before the the second Running Zone Foundation track meet on June 12 at Holy Trinity. Michael Rodriguez.................................... 2:49 Matt Mahoney........................................... 2:50 Chris Reesh.............................................. 2:54 Sarah Fisher.............................................. 2:57 Kurt Russell.............................................. 2:59 Jim Cunningham....................................... 3:00 Bill Pinch.................................................. 3:10 Felicity Cunningham................................. 3:15 Joey Tierney.............................................. 3:29 Gayna Hansen........................................... 3:39 Anthony Abel............................................. 3:54

3200 METERS

Michael Fisher......................................... 10:33 Ian Reesh............................................... 11:15 Matthew Sanford..................................... 12:51 Bill Pinch................................................ 12:57 Bruce McMann........................................ 13:40 Matt Mahoney......................................... 13:49 Jim Cunningham..................................... 13:49. Felicity Cunningham............................... 14:25 Harry Prosser.......................................... 14:45 Jackson Parks......................................... 16:17 Kurt Russell............................................ 16:42 Joey Tierney............................................ 17:26 Gayna Hansen......................................... 17:28 Alex Butler.............................................. 18:16 Madison Deskins..................................... 18:30

100 METERS Heat 1

Sam Pippett............................................. 16.6

Julie Hannah with daughters Kayla, left, and Madison, at the the second Running Zone Foundation track meet on June 12 at Holy Trinity.

Meet director Doug Butler prepares to start a heat race at second Running Zone Foundation track meet on June 12 at Holy Trinity.

Runners leg it out at second Running Zone Foundation track meet on June 12 at Holy Trinity. Ashley Deskins.......................................... 16.7 Shi-Lynn Yon............................................ 17.4 Michelle Pippett........................................ 17.7 Briana Abel............................................... 19.9 Madison Deskins....................................... 21.2

Folio, Folio, Dummer, Shamlin.................. 5:51 Abel, Michaud, Abel, Abel......................... 6:31 Butler, Jackson, Pippett, Pippett.............. 6:32 Yon, Deskins, Deskins, Yon....................... 7:14

Isaiah Yon................................................ 17.9 Anthony Abel............................................. 18.1 Riley Michaud........................................... 19.3 Jackson Parks........................................... 19.4 Alex Butler................................................ 20.8 Victorial Abel............................................. 21.1 Owen Osorio............................................... 25 Miles Osorio.............................................. 40.2

FIELD EVENTS LONG JUMP 1

Garrett Hilmer.......... 14'10''......15'6''......17'2'' Braden Krupp............ 11'9''.......13'3''............ X Sam Pippett................ 10'............ x..........10'6'' Michelle Pippett............x...........9'7''.........9'4'' Kayla Hannah................X...........7'6''............. X Madison Hannah........ 7'8''.........8'5''.........8'2'' Luke Marzano............ 6'8''........... x............7'1''

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4 X 400 METERS

SHOT PUT

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Heat 2

Reesh, Reesh, Abel, Fisher........................ 4:12 Schmidt, Rowlett, Foster, Metz..................4:46 Prosser, Nichols, Roff, Pinch.................... 5:03

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Steve Fernez.............. 27'9''.......28'1''..........29' Jocelyn Lowther........ 18'7''......19'10''...19'10''


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Summer Track Series #3 Results - Wednesday, June 18, 2013 Presented by Running Zone Foundation, Facilitated by Coach Doug Butler, Holy Trinity Upper Campus 100 meters

400 meters

HEAT 1

HEAT 1

Ryan Osario..............................................12.0 Ben Buchanan...........................................12.9 Kurt Russell..............................................14.0 Dustin Sims..............................................15.0 Chris Slusher............................................15.2 Andy Dutra................................................16.3 Jim Cunningham.......................................16.6 Christina Russell.....................................18.11

HEAT 2 Thomas Lovell...........................................13.2 Chaun Smith.............................................13.2 Tim Michaud.............................................13.6 Harry Prosser............................................13.9 Bill Pinch...................................................14.3 Matt Mahoney...........................................15.2 Joey Tierney..............................................16.3 Shane Veloska...........................................21.4

HEAT 3 Shi-Lynn Yim............................................16.4 Ashley Deskins..........................................16.8 Gabe Gerda...............................................18.0 Caleb Lawerence.......................................18.3 Isaiah Yon.................................................18.8 Natalie Rhoads..........................................18.9 Beaelyn Wahy...........................................20.3 Madison Deskins.......................................20.4

HEAT 4 Riley Michaud...........................................17.8 Noah McMann...........................................18.4 Alyssa Smith.............................................19.9 Jackson Parks...........................................20.1 Giana Cerda...............................................23.0 Braelyn Wahy............................................23.6 Colton McMann.........................................26.8

Harry Prosser.........................................1:09.0 Bill Pinch................................................1:11.1 Tim Michaud..........................................1:12.0 Andy Dutra.............................................1:13.8 Shaun Smith..........................................1:17.3 Jim Cunningham....................................1:17.9 Christina Russell.......................... 1:30.7

HEAT 2

Ben Buchanan........................................1:12.0 Chris Slusher.........................................1:13.6 Matt Mahoney........................................1:13.8 Sarah Fisher...........................................1:16.7 Scott Adcox............................................1:18.0 Felicity Cunningham...............................1:28.2

HEAT 3

Michael Fisher........................................56.1.7 Ryan Osario..............................................56.6 Michael Rodriguez.................................1:01.5 Kurt Russell...........................................1:08.4 Thomas Lovell........................................1:09.9 Dustin Sims...........................................1:17.2

HEAT 4

Ashley Deskins.......................................1:28.6 Shi-Lynn Yon.........................................1:32.4 Riley Michaud .......................................1:40.8 Madison Deskins....................................1:41.4 Braelyn Wahy.........................................1:45.8 Alyssa Smith..........................................2:01.7

HEAT 5

Jackson Parks........................................1:35.7 Noah McMann........................................1:36.3 Max Amicks...........................................1:40.9 Alex Butler............................................. 1:49.7 Owen Osoria..........................................2:03.4 John Buchanen......................................2:04.9

HEAT 6

Joey Tierney...........................................1:29.6 Isaiah Yon..............................................1:49.0 Shane Veloske........................................1:51.5

800 meters HEAT 1

Michael Rodriguez....................................2:20 Harry Prosser............................................2:48 Matt Mahoney...........................................2:52 Bill Pinch...................................................3:02 Sarah Fisher..............................................3:10 Jackson Parks...........................................3:35 Maximus Amick........................................3:36 N atalie Rhoads.........................................4:23 Tim Michaud.............................................4:23 Riley Michaud...........................................4:23

HEAT 2

Andy Dutra................................................2:40 Bruce McMann..........................................2:42 Kurt Russell..............................................2:51 Chris Slusher...................2:55 Jim Cunningham.............2:59 Joey Tierney..............................................3:11 Felicity Cunningham..................................3:17 Christina Russell............................. 3:39 Braelyn Wahn............................................3:46 Madison Deskins.......................................3:46

1600 meters

Michael Fisher...........................................4:46 Luke Redito...............................................4:55 Andrew Cacciatore....................................4:59 Kyle Cooke................................................4:59 Doug Butler...............................................5:07 Andy Dutra................................................5:27 Joe Hultgren.............................................5:30 Bruce McMann..........................................5:51 Harry ........................................................5:57 Matt Mahoney...........................................6:00 Kurt Russell..............................................6:03

Chris Slusher ...........................................6:16 Jim Cunningham.......................................6:21 Sarah Fisher..............................................6:34 Felicity Cunningham..................................6:36 Joey Tierney..............................................6:44 Christina Russell ......................................7:31 Jackson Parks...........................................7:36 Maximus Amick........................................7:47 Madison Deskins.......................................8:05 Alex Butler.................................................8:35 Kai Adcox................................................10:48 Ana Villarreal...........................................10:48

SHOT PUT

Ben Buchanan.......11.5.......... 13.4............ 13.6 Tom Lovell............11.1.......... 12.7............ 13.4 Shi-Lynn Yon.........7.8............ 8.9.................... Ashley Deskins.......8.5..............8..................... Isaiah Yon................. 6.2........ 6.9.................... Caleb Lawrence..........6.7........ 7.2...............7.7 Alyssa Smith..............5.9................................. Natalie Rhodes...........6.9....... 5.11..............5.2 John Buchanan..........6.3........ 5.3.............4.11 Hannah Lawrence......5.7..........5................3.1

HIGH JUMP Ben Buchanan..........4.5....... 4.9......... 5............ Isaiah Yon..................x......... 3.1........3.2........x Ashley Deskins.........3.1....... 3.2......... x............ Shi-Lynn Yon.............x......... 3.1......... x............ Alyssa Smith..............x...........x........... x............

TRIPLE JUMP Ben Buchanan.........33.4.........36.8...........38.1 Chaun Smith...........30.6.........30.6...........32.2

4X400 RELAY

Castagnaro, Moore, Fisher, Cacciatore......4:07 Dutra, Mahoney, Cunningham, Hultgren...4:57 Butler, Parks, Dummer, Folio.....................6:16 Michaud, Michaud, Sims, Sims................6:22 Yon, Deskins, Deskins, Smith...................6:58

Summer Track Series #4 Results - Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Presented by Running Zone Foundation, Facilitated by Coach Doug Butler, Holy Trinity Upper Campus 1600 METERS

Jim Van Veen ...........................................5:05 Harry Prosser ...........................................5:54 Matt Mahoney ..........................................5:56 Jim Cunningham ......................................6:15 Ron Roff ..................................................6:20 Tina Kraver ...............................................6:33 Joey Tierney .............................................6:38 Nathaniel Basdorf .....................................6:41 Bill Pinch ..................................................6:46 Josh Kraver ..............................................6:53 Dunstin Sims ...........................................7:05 Tim Machaud ...........................................7:14 Greg Kraver ..............................................7:15 Madison Deskins ......................................7:40 Alex Butler ................................................8:07 Braelyn Wahy ...........................................8:17 Ragan Krupp ............................................8:32

100 meters HEAT 1

Ryan Osario .............................................11.9 James Krupp ..........................................13.04

Tim Michaud ..........................................14.01 Dustin Sims ...........................................14.48 Matt Mahoney ........................................15.02

HEAT 2

Braden Krupp ...........................................15.5 Kaylee Kraver .........................................17.36 Braelyn Wahy ...........................................20.7 Alex Butler ................................................20.8 Kai Adcox .................................................24.3 Owen Osario ............................................25.8 John Buchanan ........................................26.7 Samuel Basdorf .......................................45.2

HEAT 3

Ashley Deskins .........................................16.4 Ryan Buchanan ........................................16.5 Riley Michaud ..........................................18.2 Maryn Buchanan ......................................19.1 Makayla Yoblonski ...................................19.5 Kaylee Sims .............................................19.9 Madison Deskins ......................................20.1 Shane Veloske ........................................22.92

HEAT 4

Aurelia Yoblonski ...................................13.06 Harry Prosser ...........................................14.1 Jim Cunningham ....................................15.72 Ragan Krupp ............................................17.3

HEAT 5

Tony Kolarik .............................................17.5 Haley Kolarik ..........................................19.23 Jackson Krupp ............................................23 Kevin Verpeal ...........................................25.1 Lily Krupp ................................................30.9

200 METERS HEAT 1

James Krupp ............................................27.1 Harry Prosser ...........................................28.9 Jim Cunningham ....................................32.84 Lane 2 ....................................................41.57 Ragan Krupp ............................................42.7

HEAT 2

Ryan Osorio ................................................24 Jim Van Veen ..............................................27

Tim Michaud ............................................28.2 Don Piercy ...............................................29.8 Aurelia Yoblonski .....................................30.5 Dunstin Sims ...........................................31.2

HEAT 3

Braden Krupp ...........................................32.1 Joseph Tierney .......................................35.47 Tony Kolarik ................................................36 Ryan Buchanan ...........................................37 Ashley Deskins .......................................38.14 Josh Kraver ..............................................40.9 Kaylee Sims .............................................46.4 Maryn Buchanan .........................................47

HEAT 4

Riley Michaud ..........................................38.7 Haley Kolarik ............................................41.2 Madison Deskins ....................................42.95 Makayla Yoblonski .................................43.84 Kai Adcox ....................................................55 Owen Osario ............................................56.1

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Daszynski and Crate rally to score Pineapple Man victories By Mark DeCotis

Brad Daszynski and Jessica Crate made up ground to score overall and first woman victories respectively in the June 2 running of the Melbourne Beach Rotary Pineapple Man Triathlon in Melbourne Beach. The 28th edition of the race, which filled its 750-participant quota in January, was run on a warm, humid, breezy morning where clear skies eventually gave way to overcast. Daszynski, 31, a DRS engineer from Suntree and Crate, 28, an entrepreneur and triathlon coach from Melbourne, both trailed exiting the .34-mile swim in the Indian River Lagoon, Daszynski by 25 seconds and Crate by more than two minutes. In fact, Daszynski still trailed after the 15.4-mile bike leg and used the day’s fourthbest time of 21 minutes and nine seconds, second among men on the 3.4-mile run, to win. Crate caught and passed defending women’s champion Ashley Shiver, 22, on the Pineapple Man overall winner Brad Daszynski bike, erasing the deficit, and maintained her cools down after his victory. edge on the run. Crate finished the run in a third-best sprint-distance races respectively. 21:01 to a race-best 20:49 for Shiver. But But Sunday’s victory was special. Crate’s 38:42 bike leg proved insurmountable “This is the biggest win yet,” Daszynski for Shiver whose bike time was 42:25. said. “This is a big race, always the biggest. Daszynski finished in 1:08:08, bestI wanted to give it what I had. A lot of it was ing second-place Edson Soares, 41, by 46 mental. seconds. Crate crossed the line in 1:10:42 “I gave it all I had on the run to catch (10th overall) to 1:12:01 for Shiver (14th them.” overall). The victory was Daszynski’s third as Daszynski is in his fifth year as a tria triathlete, the first two coming in 2011 in the Melbourne Beach Dad’s Day and Health First athlete.

“I still consider myself kind of new,” he said. And the biggest lesson he’s learned: “The best triathletes don’t have a big weakness. They’re solid in all three for sure.” Crate ventured into triathlon after suffering a broken foot in the 2011 Boston Marathon and continues to find success, having 10 victories to her credit. “I’ve been working on the swim, it’s definitely not my strength,” Crate said. “I just put the hammer down,” she added about the bike. “I just laid it down and put it into the wind and didn’t look back. “I had to work really hard on the bike and the run to keep up or catch up (with Shiver). If you give up a second you could lose by a second.” The Male Masters victory went to John Dodd, 48, who finished fifth overall in 1:10:12 while the Female Masters Victory went to Melbourne Beach’s Tricia Rydson, 40, who finished in 1:16:20, good for 43rd overall. Five hundred and 95 competitors began the race with 592 recording finishing times. Race proceeds benefitted Rotary International Polio Plus, Leukemia-Lymphoma Society on behalf of Team In Training, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the South Brevard Sharing Center and the Friends of the Melbourne Beach Library, race director Don Riordan said. Riordan went on to extend heartfelt appreciation to the many public safety personnel volunteers, community members, town officials, businesses and others who toiled to make the event a success. “As we approach this event’s 30th anniversary in 2015, it is fun to think of how this started as a small local fund raiser and has now become a tradition that people from all over the country look forward to taking part,” Riordan added. “Our efforts will always focus on keeping the event fresh, adding something that enhances the experience both for the athletes and sponsors and maintaining that ‘welcome’ hospitality of a small, pristine Florida town.” The inaugural Pineapple Kidz Triathlon and Duathlon for children ages 7 to 16, directed by Space Coast Youth Multisports, preceded the main triathlon on Saturday, drawing more than 75 participants.


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Half-Marathon Training Camp By Mark DeCotis Three of the Space Coast’s most experienced and accomplished runners are hosting the Running Zone Foundation and Health First Health Plan 15Week Half-Marathon Training Camp in advance of the 42nd Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon on Dec. 1 in Cocoa Village. Coaches and marathon veterans Barry Birdwell, Bernie Sher and Rick Foresteire will prepare both experienced and beginning athletes who want to either run or walk the 13.1-mile distance. The camp begins Aug. 18. The cost is $125, $95 for Health First Health Plan members. Sunday morning camp workouts will be held at 6:30 a.m. with most taking place at Oars and Paddles Park in Indian Harbour Beach or Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village, the marathon’s and half-marathon’s starting and ending site. Thursday evening camp workouts will be held beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Running Zone. Instruction includes daily online training schedules, mid-week and Sunday morning coached group sessions, fluids provided at all group workouts, fitness and a fun group camaraderie and various workshops with guest speakers including a Running Zone shoe clinic, injury prevention, training paces, heart rate training and nutrition. For more information, call the Running Zone at 321-751-8890. Online registration is available at www.spacecoastmarathon.com/training See page 11 for the Training Program Entry Form.

Running Zone takes unique approach to inaugural 10-miler

By Mark DeCotis

Sometimes great ideas just take time. That’s the case of the Running Zone Foundation’s newest event, the March 2, 2014 debut of the Excalibur 10-miler that has the potential to join the Space Coast Marathon and Half-Marathon as another jewel in the crown of Space Coast races. “The Running Zone Foundation has been discussing a 10-mile event for years,” said Denise Piercy who co-owns Running Zone with husband Don. “We have had it on the table seriously for about two years. “This year seemed like a perfect time to do it.” Running Zone Race Management discussed themes for a while after the decision was made to host the event and Piercy believes the thinkers struck gold. “Once we came up with the crown idea (as the finisher’s medal) that went along with the medieval theme, we knew it was a winner,” Denise Piercy said. “I would run for a crown any day. I remember hearing that if you ran Disney Princess, you got a crown and I was so excited until I found out it was a crownshaped finisher medal. This will be a crown.” The winners receive an Excalibur sword. “We built and built on the medieval theme and have come up with so many really fun ideas,” Denise Piercy said. “We are so excited about it now.” That excitement is evidenced by the wording Piercy chose to promote the race on the Running Zone’s website event calendar. “The Only Medieval Themed

10-Miler in the Land. Live the Legend, Find Your Glory on the Quest for Excalibur as an Individual Runner or on a Relay team of two. “Methinks I hear the duelists warm ing up in the fields. From Princes and Princesses to Jester and Wenches, choose your fate in the Quest for thy Magical Excalibur Sword. With a charge towards your competitors for the start, thine hearts shall indeed be thumping. “Further down thee path onwards to thy destination, thou journey shall be filled with sights from gallant steeds and chivalrous knights to wenches offering water for a bit of gold coin. Once thy cross into thee far away land and complete thou Quest to retrieve The Excalibur, a feast for all and crowns awarding the every brave soul for pursuing the voyage. Fare thee well my good people, The Quest for Excalibur has begun.” That the race will be run along the undeveloped fringes of Viera only adds to the theme. “A. Duda & Sons has given us permission to run on Powerline Road which is their private property so that the course will be a wonderful full loop around Viera,” Piercy said. “Once we get the word out about the finisher crown, this will be a huge event. “And when everyone finds out you can run a 5-mile x 2 relay, everyone can join it for a crown. We are planning on 1,000 entrants for our first year because it is all about getting the word out. Once that happens we think it will grow rapidly from there.” For information on the race visit www.runningzone.com/calendar2


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Speed, talent just part of the equation for Team Running Zone by Mark DeCotis

Team Running Zone has been selected for the 2013-2014 racing season with several goals in mind. “Our team captain’s goal is to get first in the series,” Running Zone co-owner Denise Piercy said. “(Husband and co-owner) Don and I just like to have good people doing good things in the community.” The team is captained by Rene Dunne, 32 and consists of 29 athletes, 13 on the female side and 16 on the male side. Racers range in age from 81-year-old Jack Lightle to 27-yearold Beth Whalen with a strong collection of running accomplishment and achievement in between. But the criteria for selection, while including being competitive, are more wide-ranging. “We select people that would be good Running Zone ambassadors in the community and are regular participants who place in their age groups,” Denise Piercy said. “We are looking for good sportsmanship, a passion for the sport, and leadership.” The women’s team is comprised of Dunne; Tracy Dutra, 40; Michelle Smurl, 44; Cathy Friedel, 49; Anne Dockery, 65; Lisa Petrillo, 39; Lorraine Peterson, 54; Kim Hunger, 32; Roberta

Osterling, 78; Felicity Cunningham, 40; Julie Hannah, 39; and Jessica Wiedenbauer, 30. The men’s team is Doug Butler, 50; Dave Hernandez, 48; Steve Chin, 44; Steve Hedgespeth, 35; Doug Nichols, 50; Bob Pecor, 78; Andy Dutra, 28; Peter Clusener, 36; Joe Hultgren, 53; Ron Abel, 30; Jim Schaeffer, 42; Scott Larson, 41; Jonathan Howse, 37; and Les Dunne, 37. “I feel honored they still want me on the team,” Butler said. “It's been a long road for me. This is the start of my 30th year running and competing at what I would call a decent level. “I still enjoy racing and training hard to be the best I can be, even though my best times are far in my past. I had run at least one sub17-minute 5K every year since 1986 until last year. That was a 26-year streak. So, I set a goal to do it again this year. If I could run 16:59 at 50 that would be big for me. Staying healthy and running everyday is a successful year.” Lightle had similar sentiments. “I am still at it and delighted to be on the Running Zone team this year, because Denise and Don are a class act,” Lightle said. “They have done a lot to promote running and road racing in Brevard. “Bottom line, I like being a part of a team, as I did in high school, the Navy, college, postcollege and now. A successful season will be achieved if I am able to show up for most races and do well, relative to my age group at the state level.” Rene Dunne as well had the big picture in mind. “A successful season for me would be for everyone to finish their season happy, injury free and proud of themselves,” she said. “Our goal as Team Running Zone is not only to be fast but also be great role models for those just beginning in the running community.” For her part Julie Hannah is not only fast but also still establishing herself in the running community. The small business owner and mother of twins has been running for only five years but is in the 19-minute 30-second range for the 5K and is hoping to get her times down. “I just started running . . . after I had my girls (Kayla and Madison, 9) and to get back in shape,” Hannah said. “I found out who coach continues on the next page


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July events Monday Night Fun run/walks – 6:00PM at Pizza Gallery & Grill (first Monday of the month is free pizza) Wednesday Night Fun run/walks and Open Water Swims – 6:00 PM Eau Gallie Library Pier Thursday Night Fun run/walks – 6:00PM Running Zone (last Thursday of the month – Free pizza, $1 beers and prizes & giveaways including a free pair of shoes)

(Doug) Butler was and joined his camp. Eight marathons – a distance Hannah says she loves - have followed. “I like the longer distances, 10K, 15K,” she said. “I compete with myself more than anything else.” For her a successful season would be setting and getting as close to achieving them as possible. “And, staying healthy,” she added. The team will compete in the Running Zone Foundation and Space Coast Runners series against others who regularly participate including Up & Running, Long Doggers Club, Runaways, Jackson’s Jets & Joggers, Set Goals Not Limits, Team Black Sheep, and Honeybadgers, Denise Piercy said.

Sunday Morning Long run/walks – 6:30AM – water & Gatorade provided to anyone at Oars & Paddles. Water and gels provided for anyone at mile 3 and mile 5 on South Tropical Trail Look for special nights: Saucony Try on night – Thursday, July 11th & Thursday, July 18th ending at Long Doggers!


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The Anatomy of a Running Shoe by Richard C. Wilson, DPM, Melbourne Podiatry Associates

Unlike most other sports, running does not require a lot of expensive equipment. All you need is a pair of running shoes (unless you are a barefooted runner). A good pair of running shoes can usually be had for less than $150.00 and should last you for up to 1000 kilometers. This article will discuss the basic construction and components of the running shoe. A future article will discuss types of shoes and how to properly select a shoe based on a runner’s foot type and other factors. The Modern running shoe is a relatively recent phenomenon. The Dassler brothers (Rudolf and Adolf) of Germany are credited with creating the running shoe in their family shoe factory in 1924. The original shoes were made of leather. During World War II, the brothers had a famous falling out and Rudolf, the older brother, left to start the Puma shoe company. Adolf (or “Adi”) started the Adidas (from his name Adi Dassler) company. Other companies were started but shoe designs did not change much over the next 20 years. In the early 1970's, Bill Bowerman, track coach at the University of Oregon, experimented with home-made polyurethane insoles in his garage and eventually formed the Blue Ribbon Sports Company (later Nike) in 1971. The modern running shoe was born! All running shoes consist of 3 components: the upper (top portion); the outsole (or sole); and the midsole. The upper is usually made of a light weight, synthetic material that is usually soft, somewhat form-fitting, and that has breathability. This breathability allows heat to be released from the shoe, keeping the foot cooler. The separate strip of the upper over the middle of the foot is called the tongue. This structure prevents the laces from rubbing against the foot and also makes it easier to get shoes on and off. The laces of the shoe run through holes called eyelets that run along the upper on either side of the tongue. The sides of the upper are called quarter panels. The portion of the upper covering the toes is called the toe box. The toe box should be high and roomy enough to avoid pressure on the tops and ends of the toes. The top of the upper in the heel area is called the heel collar. It supports the heel and ankle. It usually has a notch for the Achilles tendon called

All running shoes consist of 3 components: the upper (top portion); the outsole (or sole); and the midsole. – Dr. RICHARD Wilson the Achilles tendon notch or heel tab. Located beneath the heel collar is a firm plastic structure on the inside of the upper in the heel area. This is the heel counter, a very important structure that wraps around and stabilizes the heel. The upper is stitched on its underside to a structure called the last. Many types of materials are used for the last and their thickness and firmness determine a shoes flexibility and stability. The last in turn is attached to the middle portion of the shoe known as the midsole. In most shoes, a soft removable insert is provided. This lies within the shoe over the midsole and is referred to as a sockliner. This device functions as a cushion and can be removed and replaced by a variety of overthe-counter or prescription insoles. The midsole lies between the upper and the outsole. It is considered to be the “heart” of the running shoe. It is made of a shock absorbing foam material. It loses this shock absorbing ability after 300 to 500 miles, so a runner should replace the shoes after this distance. Heat accelerates midsole breakdown, so never store running shoes in a car, trunk, or garage. The bottom of the shoe is called the outsole. It is the portion of the shoe that contacts the ground, and is usually made of carbon

rubber. It resists wear and provides traction. It may have a studded or waffle design to enhance traction. Most running shoes have a firm, stiff device added to the arch portion of the midsole to decrease torsion and flexion. This device is called the shank. It allows the shoe to bend at the toes rather than at the arch. Some shoes wrap the shank up the medial side of the shoe, so that it functions as a medial post to control pronation. Although running shoes differ from each other in certain features, the main components discussed in this article are common to almost all shoes. It is important for a runner to understand the components of a shoe. This knowledge will help the runner to select the most advantageous shoe. Dr. Wilson, a Melbourne native and Florida Gator, earned his doctorate degree from the Illinois College of podiatric Medicine in Chicago. After completing a surgical residence in Chicago, Dr. Wilson returned to Melbourne where he has been practicing with Melbourne Podiatry Associates for 30 years. The good doctor is passionate about his profession; running – a sport in which he has reveled for more than 45 years – and writing, particularly about all things running and foot related.


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The Jeff Galloway Training Program has made it to the Space Coast! With the Galloway Training Program, anyone at any age – even those who are out of shape or inactive – can begin a running program. It advocates a run/walk/run approach to training that will keep you injuryfree and healthy – all the way to your first – or 50th finish line!

Training Camp Schedule o Marathon Training – June 9th – December 1st (race day) $159 New Member, $99 Alumni Galloway Member It’s not too late to register for the Marathon training! o Half Marathon Training – August 18th– December 1st (race day) $95 New Member, $75 Alumni Galloway Member Sunday morning camp workouts will be held at 6:30 a.m. at Oars and Paddles Park, Indian Harbour Beach. Other group runs will be available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday throughout the camp. Space Coast Galloway Half Training offers: • Galloway Technical Fabric Training Shirt • Galloway Training Programs Book • 4 x Weekly Group Training runs • Discounts on Jeff Galloway's Running Schools and Retreats • Direct email access to Jeff Galloway • 10% off purchases at Running Zone until Dec 1st • $5 off Space Coast Half-Marathon, $10 off Marathon Registration • Runner's World Subscription (Marathon Training Only)

Half Marathon Kick-off Saturday, August 17th 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Running Zone Learn more about the program - pick up your packets - meet your fellow Galloway runners!

First Half-Marathon Training Run Sunday, August 18th 6:30 a.m. Oars & Paddles Park

Visit http://www.spacecoastmarathon.com/register to register For more information, contact Valerie Feldbauer: Galloway Training Program Director valerie@runningzone.com


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Space coast half marathon training camp August 18 – December 1 (Race day)

Running Zone Foundation and Coaches Barry Birdwell, Bernie Sher and Rick Foresteire invite you to join the Health First Health Plans 15 Week Half Marathon Training Camp to prepare both the beginner and experienced athletes to run or run/walk the st Half Marathon in Cocoa Village on Dec. 1 , 2013 Read all about the beautiful Space Coast course and generous race amenities

at www.spacecoastmarathon.com and the NEW

BIG BANG SERIES!

First or fastest?

Whether your goal is to complete your first or fastest half marathon, this camp is

for YOU and includes: o o o o o

Daily on line training schedules Mid- week and Sunday morning coached group sessions Fluids provided at all group workouts Fitness, fun and group camaraderie Various workshops with guest speakers discussing topics: o Running Zone shoe clinic o Injury prevention o Training paces o Heart rate training o Nutrition and more

Sunday morning camp workouts will be held at 6:30 a.m. Most workouts will be at Oars and Paddles Park, Indian Harbour Beach or at Riverfront Park in Cocoa Village Thursday evening camp workouts will be held at 6:00 pm at Running Zone. Entry Fees: Half Marathon Camp: $125

HFHP Member: $95


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Kick off meetings:

Find out more at our informational kick off meetings. During this period you will learn more about the program, meet your coaches, pick up camp materials and get answers to all your questions. Join us for one of the following:

Half marathon camp meetings: 6:30 pm o o o

Monday, August 5th Melbourne Pro Health & Fitness Healthplex Tuesday, August 6th Merritt island Pro Health & Fitness Healthplex Wednesday, August 7th Viera Pro Health & Fitness Healthplex

If you are ready for your first marathon or ready to kick it up for a Personal Record; Coaches Barry, Bernie and Rick are for you! They are certified coaches with years of experience training the first timers and others to their new personal records. For more information visit: www.spacecoastcamp.com or email Coach Birdwell barry@thebirdwells.com, or Coach Bernie baboou@cfl.com --------------------------------------------------

Half Marathon Training Program Official Entry Form o o o

On line registration available at www.spacecoastmarathon.com/training (Gecko Club members receive a 10% discount) Fill out the official entry form below and either mail to or drop off at Running Zone, 3696 N. Wickham Rd., Melbourne, FL 32935 Checks should be made payable to Running Zone Foundation.

Name:___________________________________________________________ Address:___________________________________City:___________________ State:_____Zip___________ Phone:_______________Cell:________________ Email address:____________________________________________________ Sex:(circle one)

Male

Female

Date of Birth ___/___/___ Age_____

Health First Health Plans Member? (circle one) Yes

No

Incomplete or unsigned entry forms will not be accepted

In consideration of my entry being accepted, I intend to be legally bound, and hereby for myself, my heirs, and executors, waive all rights and claims for damages which may hereafter accrue to me against the sponsors, officials, volunteers, and supporters of this race and any representatives, successors, or assigns for any and all damages or injuries which may be sustained and suffered by me in consideration of my association with an entry or participation in the Running Zone Foundation event. If I should suffer injury or illness, I authorize the officials of the race to use their discretion to have me transported to a medical facility, and I take full financial and legal responsibility for this action. I attest and verify that I am physically fit and have my physician’s permission to participate in this race. I hereby grant full permission to any and all of the foregoing to use any photographs, videotapes, email or any other record of this event for any purpose of the event whatsoever. I have read the above release and understand that it presents a risk of physical injury, knowing this I am entering this event at my own risk.

Signature / Signature of Parent (if participant is under 18 yrs)

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Good Form Running Clinics at Running Zone Monday, July 22nd at 5:30pm 20 spaces available, must pre register because space is limited for more 1-on-1 instruction. Taking reservations for these two months. Email pete@runningzone.com to reserve your spot.

There Is a beTTer Way To run.

For more information contact Running Zone at 321-751-8890


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2 I RUN FOR PIZZA FOOTBALL KICKOFF 5K, Saturday, August 10th, 7:00 am at The Avenue in Viera ■ Support your Favorite Football Team on Race Day ■ Awesome Pizza and Football Awards ■ Special Award for the Most Supported Football Team! ■ Zippy the Gecko Mascot to lead the Kids’ Run ■ Tailgate Party after race catered by Pizza Gallery & Grill! ■ Benefits Suntree/Viera Youth Football & Cheerleading League, & WEGO Ministries ■ Random giveaway of NFL Football Tickets (any Florida Team) plus 1 Hotel night stay for two!

FIRECRACKER 5K, Thursday, July 4th, 7:00am at the Liberty Bell Museum (across from Holmes Regional on Hickory St.) ■ Start the race with the ringing of a replica of the Liberty Bell ■ American Flags to all Finishers ■ Most Patriotic Costume Contest ■ Special awards to top Local Hero Teams (Military/Fire/Police)! ■ Zippy the Gecko Mascot to lead the Kids' Run ■ Breakfast catered by Suntree Café II ■ Honor America Parade after the race ■ Benefits Honor America ■ Random giveaway of one iPad!

Our 2013-2014 Series:

Health First Health Plans and Running Zone Foundation welcome you to the 9th annual Running Zone Foundation Race Series. This year’s Series offers seven fun and family-friendly events including four 5Ks, one 3K and two 2-milers. We offer these shorter distances to promote participation among both walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. And, knowing that being part of a team can provide a sense of camaraderie and extra encouragement, we offer team awards in two categories for each race as well as the overall series. Our Team Challenge lets any five friends, family members and/or co-workers enjoy the fun of competing together against other teams in the same category. The School Team Challenge provides fitness and increased self-esteem for those 14 and under. More than 1500 children in elementary and middle school have participated this season and Running Zone can help your school develop a walking or running program for your students. Parents and teachers can form an open team under the school name. Team division details appear later in this brochure or can be found in the Running Zone Race Series section of our website at www.runningzone.com/series/

6 PIRATE PLUNDER 2 MILER, Saturday, April 5th, 6:30 pm at Meg O’Malley’s ■ Best Pirate Costume Awards ■ Fun Pirate Awards ■ Zippy the Gecko Mascot to lead the Kids' Run ■ Great Pirate Party at Meg O’Malley’s after the race! ■ Benefits Cocoa High School Track & Field Program and the Children's Hunger Project Backpack Program. ■ Random giveaway a 3-day cruise for 2 to the Bahamas out of Port Canaveral! 7 RUN FOR THE GECKO HAWAIIAN LUAU 5K, Saturday, May 10th, 7:00 am at BCC/Wickham Park Pavilion ■ Hawaiian Luau with hula dancers! ■ Festive Leis for all Finishers ■ Dress in your favorite Hawaiian Attire ■ Fun Gecko Awards ■ Zippy the Gecko Mascot to lead the Kids’ Run ■ Hawaiian Breakfast catered by Pizza Gallery & Grill! ■ Benefits Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training! ■ Random giveaway of a paddleboard from Paddleboard House!

*Must show participant’s race number for discounts to the Zoo.

5 BREVARD ZOO’S MEERKAT MOSEY 3K, Saturday, February 15th at the Zoo (7:00 am – No Monkey Business, 7:35 am – Scenic Route at the Brevard Zoo) ■ Check out Zoo Animals during the Run/Walk ■ Fun Meerkat Awards ■ 50% Off Admission for All Participants on Race Day* ■ Zippy the Gecko Mascot to lead the Kids' Run ■ Breakfast catered by Pizza Gallery & Grill! ■ Benefits Brevard Zoo ■ Random giveaway of one day Disney Tickets and 1 Hotel night stay for two!

4 JINGLE BELL 2 MILER, Saturday, December 21st, 5:45 pm at the Satellite Beach Library ■ Santa Hats to the 1st 500 Entrants ■ Jingle Bells for Everyone’s Shoes ■ Best Holiday Costume and Fun Stocking Awards ■ Santa Arrival on Fire Truck ■ Zippy the Gecko Mascot to lead the Kids' Run ■ Food provided by Long Doggers! ■ Benefits M Town Track Club – Gowins Youth Foundation ■ Random giveaway LCD TV!

3 GHOSTLY GECKO 5K, Saturday, October 19th, 6:30 pm at the Eau Gallie Civic Center ■ Best Halloween Costume Contest ■ Halloween Goodie Bags to All Finishers ■ Fun Ghostly Gecko Awards ■ Zippy the Gecko Mascot to lead the Kids' Run ■ Food provided by Squid Lips! ■ Awards ceremony following all races on Squid Lips beach ■ Benefits J. Kyle Braid Scholarship Program ■ Random giveaway of Halloween Horror Night Tickets & 1 Hotel night stay for two!

($21.43 per race versus $28.00) (before Race Day) (before Race Day) (Race Day) (Race Day) (No Race day registration)

$15.00 ($20 Race Day)

Corporate/Organizational Group Rate: Put together a group of 10 or more participants and receive a group rate. Call Running Zone for more details.

**Children 12 years old or under will receive a cotton shirt. You may upgrade to a technical shirt by electing an individual or team registration. (Youth Medium & Adult Small sizing only in cotton)

Kid’s Registration:**

*Receive a $46.00 discount for signing up for all seven races in the series at once. Must be received by July 3rd, one day prior to the start of the 2013-2014 series.

Series Registration: $150.00* Individual Registration: $28.00 Gecko Club Members: $25.00 Individual Registration: $31.00 Gecko Club Members: $28.00 Team/School Registration: $25.00

Fees (Entry fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.)

Please use the back page of this brochure to register for any of Running Zone Foundation Race Series races. Registration is also available online at www.runningzone.com/series. Day of race registration opens 1 hour before all races. Late registration closes 10 minutes before each race begins. Award ceremony will begin immediately following each race. Please mail all registration forms to: Running Zone, 3696 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 Make checks or money orders payable to: Running Zone.

Registration

School Participation Awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Plaques

Overall Male & Female $1000 CASH & Free Entry to the 2014-2015 Race Series 2nd Place Overall Male $500 CASH & Free Entry to the & Female Winners 2014-2015 Race Series 3rd Place Overall Male $350 CASH & Free Entry to the & Female Winners 2014-2015 Race Series Top Male & Female $250 CASH & Free Entry Masters Winners to the 2014-2015 Race Series Age Group Male & $100 Gift Certificate to Running Female First Place Zone Age Group Male & $50 Gift Certificate to Running Female Second Place Zone Age Group Male & $25 Gift Certificate to Running Female Third Place Zone Team Awards: 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Plaques

Series Awards

Being a part of a team can be very rewarding. All you need is a minimum of 5 people (1 person of the opposite sex) that want to be part of the team. Everyone on the team saves $3.00 on the entry fees and you may be able to start training together for one or all of the upcoming races.

All races provide participants with awesome technical (moisture wicking/non-cotton) tee shirts, Chronotrack timing and a festive post-race party. In addition, there will be a guest appearance by Zippy, our Gecko mascot, to start each of the free kids’ runs and to help with the awards presentation. Our standard overall and age group awards will be presented for each race along with door prizes and giveaways. There is a $10,000 purse in prizes and gift certificates for the top series finishers.

9-11 35-39 65-69

12-14 40-44 70-74

15-19 45-49 75-79

20-24 50-54 80+

25-29 55-59

The standings after each race will be calculated and displayed on Running Zone’s website at www.runningzone.com/series/

Standings

Scoring will be based on 6 races. If you participate in all 7 events, your lowest score will be dropped. Note: Your age group for the Series is determined by your age in the first series event in which you participate in during the season. At the end of the series, individuals who accumulate the most points receive awesome cash, gift certificates and prizes, and are recognized by Running Zone in June 2014.

Race Drop

The first 10 runners/walkers overall will receive 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10 points in the open competition. The first 10 runners/walkers within each age group will receive 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 point in their age group competition.

Scoring & Points

8 & Under 30-34 60-64

Standard Race Series Age Divisions

Series races are scored for runners and walkers in all age categories. Participants in the series must complete a minimum of FOUR series races to be eligible for the series awards.

Eligibility

Gather your family, friends and co-workers! Teams must participate in at least four series races to be eligible for the series award. Awards will be given to the top three teams. Each team consists of at least five members with one of the members being the opposite sex. The top four of the same sex and the 1st member of the opposite sex will be scored. School Team Challenge: (Elementary and Middle Schools Only) An award will be given to the top three elementary or middle schools that have the largest participation. The School Team Challenge applies to each race as well as the series. Schools must participate in at least four series races to be eligible for the series award. Students only count towards participation challenge. Parents and teachers can form an open team. (No Team Race Day Registration)

Team Competition

Start A Team

Amenities

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● $25.00 Off Coupon* on any purchase of $75.00 or more

to Running Zone ● Brooks Technical (not cotton) Gecko Club Tee-Shirt ● Gu or Powergel ● Laminated Gecko Club Membership Card ● Monthly Newsletter and periodic email bulletins ● Weekly Fun Runs / Walks – FREE ● 10% Off All Running Zone Merchandise (all year long) ● Discounts from other area businesses partnering with Gecko Club ● $3.00 Off All Running Zone Foundation Race Series Races ● 10% Off All Training Programs offered

Membership Options & Pricing Annual Membership Plan – $40.00 Kid’s Plan* (12 & Under) – $15.00 *$25.00 Off Coupon excludes Kid’s Plan

For more information contact: Running Zone Gecko Club, 3696 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL 32935 Call 321-751-8890 or visit www.RunningZone.com


23 Running Zone The Starting Line

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Running Zone Foundation's Starting Line Newsletter - July 2013

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