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Santa Clarita Track Club Newsletter
  September 12, 2011
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Dear Alan,


Athletes, Parents, and Coaches:

Are you kidding me?  I mean honestly, we've had some amazing races from Storm athletes but I have never seen such an impressive day of performances.  Every age-group, boys and girls, you guys all KILLED IT!  How about the fact that I didn't see one of you quit at the end of the race.  GUTS and more GUTS is what I saw.  Absolutely amazing!  We had first year runners within seconds of kids that were  top 5 in the nation last year.  No joke.  Plenty of kids also finished with over 1 minute pr's from the same course last year.  WOW, more accolades coming this week.  That was such an amazing day; I literally could call it a season right now.

But... that's only the beginning.  Enjoy this race... for a day.  Monday starts prep for another week. 

 So let's get to it.  This week we have the lapathon Monday night, 1 hour of continuous running at Saugus High.  Bring your forms and donations.  We'll follow that up with some tough intervals and hills on Tuesday and Thursday.  We have to get you guys ready for your newest challenge.  You newbies got broken in at O'Melvany, now you get to experience one of the most challenging courses out there.  You are going to love it! 

Finally, I want to talk nutrition.  I've received a lot of questions related to what to take, how much, and which products are good?  Well, I've decided to put together a seminar on this topic.  The truth is nutrition is a key ingredient to being a successful athlete.  In the sport of triathlon, they refer to nutrition as the 4th discipline.  From daily life, to training, recovery and racing, it is essential to have a nutritional plan.  I'll share with you my experiences, some facts, science, and the Shaklee nutritional supplements I have used for over 14 years.  Fortunately, you don't need to wait too long for this.  I am going to put it on this coming Friday the 16th from 6:30-7:30pm.  It is open to anyone including SOME of your kids, midgets and older only.  Please grab a babysitter for any other children.  Shoot me an email if you'd like to attend:   I will follow up with location specifics when I see how much interest there is.

 Thanks again for your commitment and hard work; you are making it an amazing season!

Coach Jeremy


Cross Country Practice 
Monday September 12 - Saugus High School  Lap-a-thon 5:30.


Tuesday September 13 - Central Park Near Basketball Courts


Thursday September 15- College of the Canyons Near Baseball diamonds


Tuesday & Thursday Practices @ 6:00 p.m.
Lap-a-thon Fund Raiser

Click Here to download the Lap-a-thon form


Our Lap-a-thon Fund Raiser is Monday September 12 at Saugus High School. Please arrive by 5:30


We have setup a website that for this, click here to register for the Lap-a-thon. Or you can use the Lap-a-thon form above.


All athletes need to participate in this event. Be sure to click the "Participant Registration" link to register for the event, There are several options once that page loads up. You may choose to pay $40.00 on the spot, or register to raise the $40.00 in order to get the lap-a-thon tee shirts, the goal that are set in the system are simply suggestions that you try and raise that amount for the club. 


The kids will run laps at Saugus High School for 1 hours, they will use the website to set their fund raising goals and contact potential sponsors (grandparents, aunts uncles, family friends and neighbors.) They can also create their own fund raising page to drive people.


This is a new system and we'd like your feedback on ease of use.


All athletes who raise $40.00 by the deadline will get a special 2011 Lap-a-thon Tee-Shirt. And the athlete who raises the most funds turned in by the deadline will get a grand prize. So far we have been giving 4 Park Hopper Tickets to Disneyland/California Adventure Theme Parks. The gate price is $105.00 for adults and $99.00 for children under age 3-9.      

This Weeks Meet is at Pierce College 
Directions to Pierce College are, South to 101 North, take the Winnetka Ave exit, turn right, go to Brahma Dr/Calvert turn Left and follow road to the left to the stadium.
"One Hurdle at a Time" Bracelets 
Justin Baltau

Once you wear the Santa Clarita Storm uniform, you are part of one big family. The support of this family extends far beyond a cross country course or the track and into everyday life.


When we received word that one of our family members, Justin Baltau, was in need the response was overwhelming.  As he continues to take life "One Hurdle At A Time" now is your opportunity to show Justin that you are there with him. Created especially for the Storm, in limited quantities, these purple "One Hurdle At A Time" silicon bracelets are your chance to not only help the Baltau family offset medical expenses but to show your support for the Storm family. Available for a minimum donation of $2, these can be a daily reminder to us all of how perseverance can overcome any hurdle we might face and cross the finish line together.

Please See Alan or Elaine at practice if you want yours


Silicon Bracelet



Ralph's Fundraiser 
We have signed up with Ralph's Market Community support program, many of our families shop at Ralph's Market, by registering your REWARDS card online, you can support our team and programs here. This program runs from September 1st 2011 till August 31, 2012, you must renew each year, if you were signed up in 2011, please renew by following the below instructions, we make a little bit from this, but every bit we get helps.  
  • Register online at
  • Be sure to have your Ralphs REWARDS card handy and register your card with your organization after you sign up.
  • If a member does not yet have a Ralphs REWARDS card, please let them know that they are available at the customer service desk at any Ralphs.
  • Click on Sign In/Register
  • Most participants are new online customers, so they must click on SIGN UP TODAY in the 'New Customer?' box.
  • Sign up for a Ralphs Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, enter your card number and personal information, agreeing to the terms and conditions then 'Complete Registration'.
  • You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.
  • Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.
  • Click on Edit Community Contribution information and input our 5 digit NPO number 92090, click search, select your organization and save changes. 


  • REMEMBER, purchases will not count for your group until after your member(s) register their card(s).
  • Members must swipe their registered Ralphs REWARDS card or use the phone number that is related to their registered Ralphs REWARDS card when shopping for each purchase to count.

    Now, view your profile including your organization participation.



    An easier way to register is to download the following scanbar letter and take it to Ralphs with you and give it to the clerk to scan into the register.



    Have a great summer,

    Alan Bingham
    Alan Bingham
    Santa Clarita Track Club