Welcome Spirit Run Elite Competitors

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Qualifying Standards

 

Qualifying Standards - Entry Into Elite Mile And For Elite prize Divisions

Elite Mile - Open to men and women who can run a mile in 4 minutes 15 seconds and 4 minutes 50 seconds, respectively. The field will be limited to 15 men and 15 women.

Elite Prizes - In addition to the Elite Mile, Spirit Run has a separate prize division for Elite competitors in the 10k and 5k. Below are the qualifying standards to be eligible to win in the Elite prize divisions:

  • 10K - Men and women who compete in the 10K and who finish faster than 33 minutes and 36 minutes, respectively are eligible to win Elite prizes in the 10k.
  • 5K - Elite Mile competitors or men and women who finish Spirit Run's 10k faster than 33 minutes and 36 minutes, respectively are eligible for the Elite prize division.

Qualifying Standards - Free or Discounted Entry Fees

The following are the qualifying standards for free entries:

  • Mile - 4:20 men, 5:00 women
  • 5k - 15:00 men, 17:00 women
  • 10k - 31:00 men, 35:00 women

Significant discounts are available for competitive runners not meeting above times.

Email dianedaruty@sbcglobal.net about free entries and discounts. 

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Spirit Run's Adult Races and Awards

For details on Spirit Run's adult races, visit the Adult Racing Page.  Also check out the fast race courses, especially in the Adult Mile races, and the Event Schedule that allows plenty of time for you to compete in two, even three, races

Spirit Run is offering a Cash Prize Purse in the Elite Mile only. It is offering prizes from Blaze Pizza, Fashion Island, Spa Gregorie's, and Dick's Sporting Goods in the other adult races. For details on all of the medals and prizes Spirit Run is offering, visit the Awards Page.

For details on the USATF Southern California Championships at Spirit Run, any Awards that USATF Southern California is offering in those Championships, and USATF Southern California membership, visit USATF Southern California's Website .

NEW VIP Booth In NEW Expo Location

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New Expo Location

Registration, Packet Pickup, and Youth & Fitness & Dog Expos are moving to next to the finish line. 

This new location makes it more convenient for expo attendees to watch their loved ones finish their races and head directly into the expos.

Parking will be available in the Big Edwards Theater parking lot.

 

Elite Bios

Below are pictures and biographies of Elite Athletes at Spirit Run 2018.

If you qualify as Elite and would like us to add your bio and photo, please register and email dianedaruty@sbcglobal.net.

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Steve Scott

3 time Olympian, 80, 84, 88, 1500 meters

Silver Medal World Championships 1983, 1500 meters 

American Record holder in mile for 25 years, 3:47.69

Former American Record holder 1500 meters, mile, 2000 meters, 3000 meters, indoor and outdoor.

136 Sub-four minute miles, most in history

Coach at Cal St San Marcos for 18 years, 3 National NAIA Championships, Women’s Cross Country.

Since 1983, Steve has led the warm up and run with kids in the mile. In 2017, he started the Elite Mile and raced the Open Mile. He will be back to start the Elite and Youth Mile races. We hope he'll race the Open Mile as well!

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Julie Ertel

Olympic Silver Medalist Women's Water Polo 2000

Captain Olympic Women's Water Polo 1995-2001

Pan Am Games Silver Medalist Women's Water Polo 1999

Pan Am Games Gold Medalist Triathlon 2003, 2007

Olympic Trials Winner Triathlon 2008

Olympic Games 2008

Haul to Great Wall National Series Champion 2004, 2005, 2007

Pacific Grove Triathlon and San Diego International Triathlon 1st Professional 2016 and 2015

USATF 8k Championships 1st Place, 2016

Carlsbad 5k, 1st Masters 2014, 2nd Masters 2015

Possibilities Triathlon 1st Overall 2015

Pacific Coast Triathon 1st Overall 2017

San Diego International 1st Professional 2017

Carlsbad 5000 2nd Masters 2017

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Christian Cushing-Murray

Olympic Trials Participant 1992 and 1996

Personal Record in the 1500 meters of 3:37.94

Personal Record in the Mile of 3:55.42

Masters marks:

American record holder in the 1500 meters (45-49 year old age group):  3:55.09

5-time Carlsbad 5k champ, masters race (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016)

In the 5000 meters on the track - 14:29.27    

In the 5k on the road - 14:40.0    

2010 Spirit Run 1st Place in 5k (15:31), 10k (33:15), and 15k (48:46) 

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Reid Buchanan

8th Place USATF Outdoor T&F Championships 5,000m 2017

2017 Pearl Street Mile Champion (Boulder, CO) 

Millennium Mile Champion 3:56 (Londonderry, NH) 2018

Personal Record of 7:50 in the 3000m (2017) 

Personal Record of 13:27 in the 5000m (2017)

Spirit Run Defending Champion/Course Record Holder in the Elite Mile and 5k

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Jorge Jabaz

2 Time All American Cross Country & Track & Field

2 Time Golden State Athletic Conference Champions 1500 & 5000 meters

2 Time NAIA X Country National Team Member

Personal Record in mile - 3:53 & 4:04 on track & road, respectively

Personal Records other - 49.3, 1:51, 3:46, 8:18, 14:04, 24:10, 30:40, 53, & 1:10 in 400 meters, 800 meters, 1500 meters, 3000 meters, 5000 meters, 8000 meters, 10000 meters, 10 mile & half marathon

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Allen Eke

Big 12 Champion, University of Oklahoma

All American indoors

Qualifier USA Indoor Championships 2018

Personal Record in 800 meters of 1:48

Personal Record in mile of 4:02 

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Daniel Herrera

Mexican National Record in Mile 3:56.13 at the Adrian Martinez Classic 2017

Mexican leading mark 1500 meters 2015, 2017

14th at 2014 USA Outdoor Track and Field National Championships in the 1500 meters

1st place at the Manzano Mile 2018

3rd overall at the Bring Back the Mile Circuit 2017

Personal Record in the 800 meters of 1:49.72

Personal Record in the 1500 meters of 3:39.66

Personal Record in the Mile on the track 3:56.13 

Personal Record in the Mile on the road 3:54

Personal Record in the 5000 meters 13:52

 

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Darius Terry

Former All-American in the 1500 meters

State Street Mile Champion (3:54) 2017

Los Gatos Mile Champion (4:06) 2017

Personal Record in the 1500 meters of 3:41 

Personal Record in 5000 meters of 13:57

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Austin O'Neil

2 Time NCAA All-American

4 Time Pac-12 First Team

UCLA Indoor Mile School Record Holder

Personal record in 1500 meters of 3:42.38

Personal record in the mile of 4:00.19

Personal record in the Steeple Chase of 8:36

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Mikey Davila

Personal record in the 1500 meters of 3:43

Personal record in the 800 meters of 1:48

Personal record in the road mile of 3:55

Personal record in the road 5000 meters of 14:28

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Barron Maizland

Division II All-American in Steeplechase

Defending So Cal USATF Road Mile Champion

Spirit Run Mile Winner (2016)

Personal Record in 1500 meters of 3:48

Personal Record in Mile on road - 4:03

Personal Record in 3000 meters (Steeplechase) - 8:55

 

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Aaron Potts

12th 2012 CIF State Championships 1600 meters

1500 meterts PacWest Champion 2013

1500 meters Runner up at PacWest Conference 2017

800 meters Runner up at PacWest Conference 2017

Personal Record in 1500 meters of 3:48.91

Personal Record in 800 meters of 1:51.36

 

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Josh Espinoza

7 time NAIA All-American

6 time NJCAA All-American

Personal record in 1500 meters of 3:49

Personal record in 3000 meters of 8:59

Personal record in Indoor Mile of 4:11

Personal record for 5000 meters of 14:31 

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Brock Moreaux

State Street Mile 4:01 in 2017 

Personal Record in the 1500 meters of 3:50.9

Personal Record in the 5000 meters of 14:56

Personal Record in the 10000 meters road of 31:23 

Southland Conference Steeplechase Champion 2015

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Omar Gonzalez

Personal record in the 1500 meters of 3:49

Personal record in the indoor mile of 4:07

Personal record in the road mile of 4:01

Personal record in the 5000 meters of 14:30

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Nick Spector

7 times NAIA National Championship Qualifier

2014 NAIA track All-American over 5000 meters

Soka University School Record over 5000 meters

Personal Record in 1500 meters of 3:56  

Personal Record in 5000 meters of 14:26

Personal record in 10000 meters of 30:34

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Jose Penaloza

Personal Record in the 3000 meters of 8:40

Personal Record in the 5000 meters of 14:46

Personal Record in the 8000 meters of 24:42

Personal Record in the 10,000 meters of 30:38

Personal Record in the Half Marathon of 1:11:58

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Shelby Buckley

Personal Records:

1600 meters: 4:45

5000 meters: 16:51

10 meters: 35:56

1/2 Marathon: 1:18.10

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Tori Tsolis

All Big West at University of California Santa Barbara

Personal Record in the 1500 meters of 4:10

Smoking fast 4:22 at 2017 Santa Barbara Road Mile

Spirit Run Female Defending Champion/Course Record Holder in the Elite Mile

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Ayla Granados

All American Chico State over 1500 meters

6th US Road Mile Championships 2016

Smoking Fast 4:23 at the SB road mile in 2017

Personal Record in the 1500 meters of 4:13

Personal Record in 5000 meters on track 16:01

 

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Sandie Raines

2015/2016 Big 12 Champion Outdoor 5000 meters

2015 Texas Relays Collegiate 1500 meters Champion

Personal Record in the 1500 meters of 4:20

Personal Record in the 5000 meters of 15:48

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Natasha LaBeaud

Canadian qualifier for World Cross Country Championships & Pan Am Cross Country & Games.

Met 2016 Canadian Olympic Marathon standard.

Canadian 15k record (set March 2017)

Personal Record in the 1500 meters of 4:20

Personal Record in the 5000 meters of 15:44

Personal Record in the 10000 meters track of 32:43

Personal Record in the 10000 meters road of 32:50

Personal Record in the Half Marathon of 1:13:30

Personal Record in the Marathon of 2:35:33

 
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Margo Malone

All American in the 10000m at Syracuse University

Personal Record of 15:59 in the 5000 meters

Personal Record of 32:29 in the 10000 meters

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Maya Weigel

NCAA DIII 5k Champion

Personal Record in the 5000 meters of 16:20

Personal Record in the 1500 meters of 4:22

 

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Tasia Potasinski

NCAA Regional Qualifier in 1500 meters

4:44 Road Mile at the Big Bang Road Mile Race

Personal Record of 4:23 in the 1500 meters

Personal Record of 2:08:01 in the 800m

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Carmen Mejia

NCAA Division III 800 meters 3 time runner up

Personal Record in the 800 meters of 2:08.02

Personal Record in the 400 meters of 57.37

 

 

ELIGIBILITY & Drug testing

To be eligible for elite entry or prize money, an athlete must:

  • Not be currently serving a suspension for use of a banned substance
  • Have never served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs
  • Not be represented by coaches and/or agents who ever served a ban for use of performance enhancing drugs during their own athletic career
  • Provide proper documentation proving they are eligible for prize money (form W-9, W-8ECI or W-8BEN)
  • Consent to random drug testing according to the standards and procedures of USATF, USADA and WADA

DRUG TESTING

Athletes who participate in this competition are subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USA Track and Field and IAAF Rule 55. Athletes found positive for banned substances, or who refuse the test will be disqualified from this event and will be ineligible for future competitions. Some prescription and over-the-counter medications contain banned substances. Call the USO Drug Hotline at 800/233-0393 for information regarding drugs and for testing.