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Runners Hurry to Register for Run Seal Beach

Participation in the 38th annual Run Seal Beach race in April is expected reach the registration limit soon as this year looks to be the year that the race reaches the $1 million mark in for community fundraising.

It’s still the same event with the same purpose, only with a louder bang. The 38th annual Run Seal Beach race will soon have reached its record-breaking number in terms of runner registration, sponsorships, and funds raised toward recreation and fitness grants.

Run Seal Beach race day is Saturday, April 21. Although the last day to register late is April 20, runners are encouraged to register as soon as possible as there will be a cap on participants this year.

Race Director Marc Loopesko and Run Seal Beach organizers have made a few minor changes to this year’s race in order to keep the event competitive. This year, the race has narrower age categories so that people can race against others who are closer within their own age group, said Loopesko. He anticipates that this feature plus the growing popularity of Run Seal Beach will bring in more participants than the race has ever seen before.

“We know we will reach the 5,500 participant limit well in advance of the last day to register. Anyone who is thinking about doing the race should really get registered right away,” said Loopesko.

For the last 10 years, the race has raised and donated nearly $1 million to the community. With this year’s race, Run Seal Beach will be closing in on the $1 million total raised for fitness programs for the Seal Beach and neighboring communities ranging from local high school fitness teams to senior center recreational activities.

Another highlight of Run Seal Beach, other than the 5K and 10K races, is the Kid’s 1K Fun Run. This untimed run encourages all kids to run and participate while allowing parents to participate in the 5K and 10K races. Volunteers will be supervising the kids in an enclosed area in the Fun Zone. This feature allows children and adults to run and enjoy the entire event, Loopesko said.

“We want Run Seal Beach to be a very family-fun-oriented event,” he added.

For more information visit: http://www.runsealbeach.com/

Elizabeth Kane March 08, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Late registration on 4/20 is not guaranteed! If we hit our Cap before then, there will be no late registration this year. Do not plan on it ! Get your registrations in early. We are already at 37% !
Seth Eaker March 08, 2012 at 06:29 PM
It is a fantastic event! Sign up now because space is limited. Thanks Patch for the great coverage!

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