LA Cancer Challenge Race

Martin Fung and Doug Atkin from the Hirshberg Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research came to the TP and talked about the fight against pancreatic cancer, and the upcoming LA Cancer Challenge 5K Race to be held on October 21st. Please sign up for the race and join the LARC team: Discount code is: LARC4PC, and you’ll save $5!  Please sign up to support this worthy cause and take advantage of the LARC discount!


Fitness Transformation Academy

If you missed the presentation by Irma Sandoval and her husband Taka Rivard, there's still time to get in on their free VIP pass or 21 day detox, contact them here:


Track Reminder

Reminder:  On Wednesday, September 12th and Wednesday, September 19th we will be meeting on the Strand at the end of Pico by the Shutters Hotel since the track at SAMOHI will be closed.  Park in and around the residential area.  We’ll be there to coach, rain or shine!


Justice League Poster Giveaway!

One of our members has graciously donated a genuine Justice League poster from Warner Brothers Studio that we will raffle off towards the end of the morning on Saturday, September 22nd, around 8:45, after you’ve done your mileage.  Don’t miss out on the chance to get this collector’s item!


Coach Neil Douglas from LA Run&Lift 

On Saturday, September 22nd, Coach Neil Douglas from LA Run&Lift will join us at the totem pole. LA Run&Lift is a private training and coaching service where Neil trains highly competitive athletes, athletes looking to lose weight, ultra marathoners and clients with Cerebral Palsy or other medical conditions. Neil’s goal is to make people healthier and more efficient, ultimately to help make them the masterpiece they are capable of becoming. Don’t miss his special presentation!


Last Day of LARC / First Day of LARR

Just a reminder that Saturday, September 22nd is the last Saturday at the totem pole until the holidays, as we transition over to start training for the LA Marathon with the LA Road Runners (LARR).  The first day of LARR is Saturday, September 29th, meeting at Short Avenue Elementary School located at 12814 Maxella Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066.  Training starts at 6:45 am.  If you've never run a marathon before, training with LARR will definitely get you over the finish line!  We hope you will join us!


Postponed Event

We're postponing our member appreciation event from December 1st until after the holidays.  Watch for details on the rescheduled date!


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If you are a current LARC member, and you refer a friend who has not joined in the past, you will get a free hat, or pair of socks or a blue and whirt LARC shirt (while supplies last).  Please encourage your friends to come out!


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