Santa Clarita Track Club
Newsletter for the week of September 8, 2008 
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You're ready to start racing: Another fantastic week and you guys look great! Saturday the Valley Youth Conference is having an All Comers Cross Country Race at Pierce College, You are ready to start competing and I look forward to watching you race!  
Monday's practice has been moved to Heritage Park, we are going to move the Lap-a-thon run out a couple of weeks, you can still get pledges and either for the flat donation or the per lap donation.  We are shooting for Monday Sept 22 to run. remember you can still send song requests for the lap-a-thon to me.
Uniforms: We will be passing out uniforms Starting Monday.
There is a All comers race this Saturday at Pierce College, the cost per race is $5.00, there will be a 2K or a 5K race. Try to arrive between 7:00 and 7:15am. Click here for the Address 
Go south on the 405 to the West 101
Exit at Winnetka Ave
Go to the Calvert/Brahma Entrance and Turn Left
Go to the Stadium area. 
More details on these topics and more are below:
Our Lap-a-thon has to be rescheduled
Monday's Practice for September 8th will be at Heritage Park,
We will push our lap-a-thon out a couple of weeks, More details will be posted here on our website and in our email newsletter. 
The Lap-a-thon is our primary fund raising event. This fund raiser helps us keep our price low, allows us to offer scholarships, and assist our athletes in national competition.
We ask every family to seek pledges either by a flat rate or per lap donation, The athletes run for 1 hour, later they return to their donors to collect their pledges (if based on a per lap donation). and turn in the funds by the dead line.
We award a  grand prize of Disneyland/California Adventure Park Hopper tickets to the athlete who raises the most funds.  Every athlete who raises $40.00 will also win a lap-a-thon prize.
The dead line to be eligible for the grand prize is October 7th. Athletes who raise $40.00 or more will still be eligible to win a lap-a-thon prize even if they turn in the funds after October 7th.
Song Requests: We are taking requests. If you have a song you want to hear during the lap-a-thon, please let me an email so I can make sure I have it, * We may not be able to get to all songs requested.
Practice Schedule This Week
This weeks practices will be held at:
- Heritage Park 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tuesday - Central Park 6:00 - 7:30 pm
 - College of the Canyons 6:00 - 7:15pm.
- Pierce College 7:00 am.  
We will begin passing out uniforms at practices starting Monday, We could use some volunteers to assist in working the Uniform Table.  If you can help please See Elaine or Alan.
Final Week for Accepting New Athletes 
As we start to move into the competitive part of our season, we will start phasing out sign-ups, so if you know anyone who still wants to join please tell them this is the final week for accepting athletes in our 2008 cross country program,  Visit or for more information or call Alan Bingham at (661) 755-6197 
Memory DVD Photographers 
We need you to bring your digital cameras to practices, lap-a-thon, and meets, so we can catch the kids working out. I'm also uploading those pictures to a website for sharing, we will be using those pictures for the memory DVD. Please burn them to a CD, or see Elaine or Alan to check out a flash drive to put them on.   
A New slide show will go up as we get more pictures. Check the website to see the show.
I am also looking for people who have digital video camera so we can add some moving pictures to the DVD, please bring them to practice and to the meets, which are coming up in a couple of weeks.

Alan Bingham
Santa Clarita Track Club
(661) 755-6197