Run 4 Your Cause – Event Details

Run 4 Your Cause – Event Details

Dear Participants & Vendors,

We’re less than a week away from our “Run 4 YOUR Cause” Event presented by Compete 4 Causes!!!  We’re excited and looking forward to seeing all of you.  The weather forecast is sunny and warm, which is great for the 5K Run/Walk and all the Festivities, Performances, and Activities.  Listed below are the details regarding our upcoming Event.  Be sure to check our Facebook page for up-to-date announcements, details, and postings and if you haven’t already liked us on Facebook, please do so.  Please also find the following Maps attached, which will be referenced throughout the items below:

Wellness Expo Map  (Registration, Start/Finish, Performance Area, Games, Activities, Rockwall, etc..)
5K Route Map
CSULB Campus Map

DATE:
SATURDAY, MARCH 24th

LOCATION:
CAL STATE LONG BEACH
Wellness Expo (Location is E3 using the grid on the 5K Route Map)
1250 Bellflower Blvd., Long Beach, CA  90840

TIMES:
9am:  Registration followed by Interview for the Cause you’re Competing for
10am:  5K Run/Walk will commence
10:30am – 2pm:   Wellness Expo with Performances, Jump Houses, Obstacle Course, Games, Rockwall, Vendors, Wellness Professionals Demos, etc…

PARKING:
Parking Structure 1, which is in-between the Pyramid and the Track (E2 & E3 using the grid on the 5K Route Map).  The easiest and shortest distance to the Parking Structure and Event would be to enter the Campus from Atherton Street (which is the North side of Campus) onto Merriam Way.  You’ll pass the Pyramid on the left and immediately adjacent to it is Parking Structure 1.

Please proceed to the Area marked “Registration on the Wellness Expo Map to receive your Running Bib and T-Shirt then continue on to the “Interview Area, where you’ll be stating the “Cause” you’re competing for.

After the 5K Run/Walk, please return to the “Registration” area to pick up your Swag Bag.

ADMISSION:
FREE and Open to the public.  Invite all your Friends, Family, and Supporters to come  out and enjoy all the Festivities, Performances, and Activities.  This is an Event for the entire family with something to do for everyone, young and old, from strollers to walkers and everyone in between.

There will be Live Entertainment, Jump Houses & Obstacle Course, Carnival Games, Face painting, Rock-climbing Wall, Wellness Professionals doing demos and exhibits, Vendors, Non-Profits Orgs., etc…

BAG CHECK:
For this Event, there will be no Bag Check Area, please leave items in your car after Check-in or invite your Friends and Family to hold your items, support you and your Cause, and enjoy the rest of the day with all the Festivities, Performances, and Activities.

WARM-UP:
There will be a Warm-up/Stretch prior to the 5K Run/Walk so please arrive early to Register and complete your Interview.

VENDORS:

Vendors, Organizations, and Wellness Professionals, please arrive early to be set-up and ready prior to Registration time.  Please gauge the timing of your set-up and plan accordingly.  Location for Vendors, Organizations, and Wellness Professionals will be in grassy area marked by purple triangles on the Wellness Expo Map.

SAVE THE DATE:
Please mark your Calendar for our next Event, “Dance 4 Causes” on National Dance Day (Saturday, July 28th).  Location to be determined.  This Event is for everyone from novice to advance and even those that have no Rhythm.  It’s basically promoting Health & Fitness through Dance as the method of exercise.  This Event, as with all our Events will have the “Select Your Cause” element.

DONATION CENTER:
The Long Beach Mission will be in attendance so please bring items to donate such as Clothes, Shoes, Household items, Can Foods, etc…

THINGS TO BRING:
Here are some suggested items to bring:

 

  • Items representing you Cause such as T-Shirts, Banners, Flyers, etc…
  • Camera to capture all those wonderful moments/memories
  • Folding Chair or Blanket
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat/Cap
  • Cash for Food, Drinks, Merchandise, etc…
  • A great attitude and an open heart

 

REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN!

If you Friends and Family haven’t registered as Participants, have them sign up @ www.Compete4Causes.org/Registration.  Remember it’s FREE for Non-Participants that are Supporting Participants of the Event or simply those joining us to enjoying the day of Festivities, Performances, and Activities.  However, why not support your Cause or Charity by signing up even though you may not want to participate in the Run/Walk.  You can still receive a Runner’s Bib, T-Shirt, and Swag Bag as well as proceeds directed to your Cause.

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@Compete4Causes.org.

If you haven’t already done so, please like our Facebook Page (www.Facebook.com/Compete4Causes) for up-to-date postings and details.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing all of you next week!

Run4ACause 5k Map

Run4ACause 5k Map

SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH – 2012
IT’S NOT JUST A 5K RUN/WALK, BUT ALSO A WELLNESS EXPO, WHICH WILL FEATURE A FUN-FILLED DAY OF LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, GAMES, ACTIVITIES, A “KIDS CENTER”, AND HEALTH & WELLNESS PROGRAMS…GREAT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. IT’S FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Come join us and make a difference! Unite with family, friends, and your community to SUPPORT YOUR CAUSE. Register today, this is an event that you won’t want to miss…

9:00 am: Registration starts – 10:00am 5k Starts – Wellness Expo goes till 2:00pm

Lisa Conrad our C4C Athlete of the Quarter

Lisa Conrad our C4C Athlete of the Quarter

C4C is proud to feature Lisa Conrad of Manhattan Beach, California as our Athlete of the Quarter! Lisa is not only an accomplished competitive cyclist, but also a philanthropist, wife, and mother extraordinaire.

Despite tagging herself a “competitive amateur” of cycling, Lisa certainly pedals amongst the pros. A rider whose fortes are distance and climbing, she bikes to great heights in events such as L’Etape du California, a race beginning in Claremont, California and ending at the top of Mount Baldy at approximately 6,500 feet. Of 1,400 riders (1,000 of whom finished), Lisa was one of only 75 women to ride. As if that weren’t enough to boast (although her humility wouldn’t allow it), Lisa took third place in two of the climbs (in her age category) and finished 12th overall in the women’s category —a mighty feat for someone who began cycling only a few short years ago!

Lisa recounts her quick ascent to competitive cycling. Having ridden mountain bikes before her children were born, she relinquished the hobby due to its inherent risks. After her third child, in effort to get back into shape, she began spinning. Then, on her 40th birthday, she bought herself a bike, and with a group of girl friends, set a goal to complete a century ride (distance rides of 100+ miles). Soon after, feeling driven to a greater challenge, she began to ride and compete with groups of professional men cyclists. Well, it wasn’t only Lisa who would feel more deeply challenged. Her athleticism quickly earned her profound and lasting respect from those men, warranting comments such as “Hey, I’m a marine. You’re making me look bad!”

So, what motivates Lisa to have achieved such tremendous accomplishments in such a short time? What spins her wheels, so to speak? In speaking with her, it is not only her natural athleticism and competitive drive, but also a palpable passion for biking that puts her gears in motion.

Deeming it her “healthy addiction,” Lisa whimsically expounds that not a single day goes by when she doesn’t desire to be on a bike. “Once you get it in your blood, it doesn’t go away,” she explains. She continues to marvel that biking is something one can do alone or with a group, competitively or gently, and into old age or during childhood. She recalls, nostalgically, “I always loved being on a bike. It allows a certain amount of freedom. As a child, I could go anywhere on a bike. There’s a solitude to it.”

In contrast to that solitude, however, Lisa reaches out to the community as an Advisory Board Member for the growing non-profit organization, Grades of Green. An organization born out of Grandview Elementary in Manhattan Beach, Grades of Green seeks to educate and inspire children and school communities to be better stewards of the environment. The organization also offers tools and activities that are accessible online so that any school can implement initiatives to promote environmental conservation and awareness. Visit www.gradesofgreen.org for more information. She has received many honors for her philanthropic work; most recently a group called VOICE honored Lisa with the award of “Environmental Hero” on Earth Day 2011. Additionally, Lisa has received Commendations from the County of LA, California State Legislature and the City of MB on the same day.

Finally, an even greater pride to our feature athlete and philanthropist is her family. Lisa and her husband, Michael, raise daughters Kayleigh and Jordan (ages 13 and 9, respectively) and son Jack (11).

Lisa Conrad—the accomplished cyclist, dedicated philanthropist, mother, wife, and inspiration to all. When asked what advice or encouragement she has for those aspiring for a healthier lifestyle, she suggests, “Get outside. Do SOMETHING and do it with friends. Set a goal as something fun to do together, and you’ll be amazed.”

Congratulations Lisa, and thank you for promoting “Healthy Living…Healthy Giving”!