Welcome Spirit Run Elite Competitors

Qualifying Standards

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

Elite Mile - Open to men and women who have run a mile in 4 minutes 15 seconds and 4 minutes 50 seconds, respectively within the last year. Please submit recent results supporting your qualifying time with your request for entry.

Elite Prize Division in 5k - Spirit Run has a prize division for Elite competitors in the 5k. Elite Mile competitors or men and women who have finished Spirit Run’s 5k in 15:15 minutes and 17:15 minutes, respectively are eligible for this Elite prize division. If an athlete has met these times in the last year, they are not eligible to win other than in the Elite Prize Division.

Qualifying Standards - Free or Discounted Entry Fees

The following are the qualifying standards for free entries:

  • Mile - 4:15 men, 4:50 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. When you email to request a free or reduced entry fee, please include results where you have met our qualifying standards. Deadline to receive free or discounted entries is February 15, 2020.

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Spirit Run's Adult Races and Awards

For details on Spirit Run's adult races, visit the Adult & Family Events 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 (stay tuned for more details). It is offering prizes from Blaze Pizza, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and more in the Adult 5k other adult races. For details on all of the medals and prizes Spirit Run is offering, visit the Awards and Results Page.

NEW VIP Booth In NEW Expo Location

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New Expo Location

In 2018, Registration, Packet Pickup, and Youth & Fitness & Dog Expos moved next to the finish line at in the Gateway Center, 110 Newport Center Drive.

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

 

Elite Bios

Below are pictures and biographies of Elite Athletes at Spirit Run 2019.

If you register as an Elite athlete and would like your bio and photo to appear below, please 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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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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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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Daniel Herrera

1st Place Spirit Run 2018 Elite Mile

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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Juan Paredes

2016 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier

Personal record in the 800 meters of 1:52

Personal record in the 1500 meters of 3:45

Personal record in the road mile of 3:53

Personal record in the 3000 meters of 8:23

Personal record in the 5000 meters, road 14:26

Personal record in the 10000 meters, road 30:01

Personal record in the half marathon of 64:38

Personal record in the marathon of 2:24

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Jeff Thies

2 time NCAA All-American

7th at the 2017 NCAA 1,500m

14th at 2017 NCAA Cross Country Championships

University of Portland 1,500m record holder

Personal Record in 1500 meters of 3:40.7

Personal Record in the mile of 4:03.3

Personal Record in 3000 meters of 7:59.6


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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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Neville Davey

Personal Record in the mile of 4.00.3 on the track

Personal Record in 3,000 meters of 8:03 on the track

Masters Winner Carlsbad 5000 2017, 2018

Masters Champion 1500 meters 2016 Olympic Trials

2017 USATF XC winner


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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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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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Anthony Solis

2016 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier

2014 US Half-Marathon Championships 64:35

2009 Pan American Games 10,000m 5th place

Personal best in the mile of 4:04

Personal best in the 5000 meters of 14:08

Personal best in the 10000 meters of 29:31

Personal best in the half marathon of 1:04:35

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Colin Hacker

Big West Conference Champion 1500m - 2011

3 x NCAA Qualifier 1500m - 2009, 10, 11

Personal record in the 800 meters of 1:51

Personal record record in the 1500 meters of 3:44

Personal record in the Mile (track) of 4:06

Personal record in the Mile (road) of 3:55

Personal record in the 3000 meters of 8:11

Personal record in the 5000 meters of 14:22

Boston Marathon Finisher - 2018

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Julian Oey


1st 3000m Hunter Track Classic (Australia) 2016

1st Steigan Mile (Australia) 2016

Personal record in the 1500 meters of 3:43

Personal record in the 3000 meters of 8:09.00

Personal record in the 5000 meters, road 14:35


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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 30:13

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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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Tori Tsolis

1st Place Female Spirit Run 2017 Elite Mile

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

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Ayla Granados

1st Place Female Spirit Run 2018 Elite Mile.

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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Therese Haiss


4x NCAA All American

5th place at NCAA Indoor Championships 2017 (1 mile, in 4:34)

7th place at US Road Mile Champs 2018


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Samantha Murphy

3 x Div 1 All-American (University of Illinois & University of Oregon)

4th at NCAA Indoor (800m)

5th at NCAA Outdoor (800m)

5 x school record holder at University of Illinois

Big Ten 800m Champion

Personal Record in the 800 meters of 2:02.10

Personal Record in the 1500 meters of 4:19.87


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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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Maya Weigel

2017 NCAA DIII 5k Champion

Personal Record in the road mile of 4:33

Personal Record in the 1500 of 4:22

Personal Record in the 5K of 15:51

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Valerie Sanchez

2020 Olympic Trials Marathon Qualifier (debut marathon)

Personal record in the 800 meters of 2:08

Personal record in the 1500 meters of 4:24.16

Personal record in the road mile of 4:38

Personal record in the 5000 meters, road 16:42

Personal record in the 5000 meters, track 16:33

Personal record in the 10000 meters, track 34:12

Personal record in the half marathon 1:11:49

Debut marathon- 2:42:38

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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.