California > Run Deo Run 45K & Half Marathon
South El Monte,
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Featuring a course that takes runners on a multiple-loop race route around Legg Lake Park, part of the Whittier Narrows Recreation Area that lies just a short drive east from Los Angeles, South El Monte's Run Deo Run 45K & Half Marathon is one of a series of races hosted by the Southern California-based Charlie Alewine Racing group, which organizes marathon, half marathon and several other distance races throughout the year in and around the Los Angeles area.
Like the other races in the series, the Run Deo Run race is a smaller one, limited to 50 runners (several other races in the series are limited to 25 runners), which makes for a more intimate racing event. Both the 45K and the half marathon in the Run Deo Run event start and finish at the Legg Lake Park entrance on Santa Anita Avenue, and take runners on a mostly flat and fast course along the park roads, sidewalks and dirt trails that surround Legg Lake in the middle of the park.
The loop course for the race is 2.2 miles, which means those running the half marathon will make six loops to complete the 13.1 miles of the half marathon, while those running the 45K race make 12 loops for their race. Organizers note that the race will have one aid station at the start & finish line area, so runners are encouraged to bring water bottles with them out on the course.
As noted above, the Run Deo Run Half Marathon is one of a series of races staged throughout the year by Charlie Alewine Racing, and also includes January's California Gold Rush Marathon & Half Marathon and the Run The Dove Marathon & Half Marathon, Hugs & Kisses Marathon & Half Marathon and the Love Your Heart Marathon & Half Marathon in February.
Weather & Climate
Located about 14 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in Southern California, the city of South El Monte typically experiences mild to occasionally warm conditions in the late winter and early spring, and usually sees its wettest weather in the first three months of the year, after which the spring and summer months bring much drier weather. In March, the city's average monthly temperatures range between 73°F and 51°F, while rainfall totals average just over 2.9 inches for the month.
$44 for the half marathon
To reserve your spot in the spring 2010 running of California's Run Deo Run Half
Marathon or 45K race, register online at Active.com or print out and mail in this downloadable entry form.
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