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February 6, 2006

Seattle Running Company Last Chance Qualifier 100 km & 50 Mile

New 100 km Offers Opportunity to Qualify for 2006 USA 100 km Team

June 04, 2006 presents the perfect "last chance" opportunity to run a fast 100 km or 50M time in order to qualify for the 2006 US 100 km World Cup team (qualifying times must be run no later than June 30, 2006).  To see the 2006 100K Team Selection Criteria and current list of qualified athletes, go to http://www.usatf.org/groups/MountainUltraTrail/news/2006_100KTeamSelection.asp

The course is run on a 2.8 mile path around a lake. The surface of the path is entirely asphalt and flat with a few, small undulations (highest elevation is 56m above sea level, lowest elevation is 52m), which help to utilize different muscles - ideal for running fast times! Both distances are USATF certified (WA06006BL - 100 km, WA 06005 BL - 50M) and will be USATF sanctioned before race day.

Race Information:

Place - Greenlake, Seattle, WA

Start Time - 6am (for 100 km & 50M)

Time Limit - 100 km = 10 hours, 50M = 8 hours

Field Limit - 20

Aid Station - One aid station, located at start area (every 2.8 miles), so there is no need for runners to carry supplies/water bottle with them unless they so choose. The aid station will have electrolyte caps, Gu2O, gels, and water, provided by the Seattle Running Company (http://www.seattlerunningcompany.com). There are also three water fountains and four bathrooms along the course.

The main purpose of this race is to give athletes vying for a spot on the US 100K team a certified, fast course to run on. Ultrarunners don't make a lot of money (at least not via their running pursuits) and going to the World Cup can be quite costly. That is why we're not charging an entry fee in order to compete at this event. Even so, participants must register at least one week prior to race day (May 28, 2006). Good luck to you all!

Please go to the race web site http://home.myuw.net/usteidl/SRC-100K.html  for more information and/or contact:

Trisha Steidl
Phone - 206 533 0797
Email - trishalr2@aol.com

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