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How to Take an Hour Off Your 100EC Time

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Hi! Darren here. I’m one of the two Race Directors for this race. Kara and I hatched this race in 2010 with only 23 starters and 8 finishers. Unfortunately, I wasn’t one of them. Since that time I’ve finished this race twice – once in 2011 with a time of 27:56 and again in 2013 with a time of 24:21. That’s right, I took over three hours off my best last year and, quite honestly, I was in way better shape in 2011. I ran hard in 2011. I ran smart in 2013. Here are some of my “secrets”.

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100EC 101 – How to Learn the Course

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The 100 Mile Club® Endurance Challenge is an urban ultramarathon that takes runners from Norco, CA to either Long Beach, CA in the 50-mile event, or Santa Monica, CA in the 100-mile event. Because the course is in an urban

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This Year’s 100EC is SOLD OUT!

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This year’s 100EC race is SOLD OUT for the first time in its five year history! Thanks to all of you who are participating in this year’s race! If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please

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Run a Marathon at Night for Free!

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Since the 100 Mile Club® Endurance Challenge event runs throughout the night, we always have a need for pacers. A pacer is someone who runs (or rides) alongside of of a runner who has registered for the race. Pacers are not optional in this race. They are required during the nighttime portion of this event…

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Only Ten Spots Left for This Year’s Event

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This year’s event has had an unprecedented amount of interest. This will be our fifth year of running this event and, I guess it is starting to gain a reputation. We are seeing interest outside of the LA-area with runners as far away as Nevada and Texas. We even have a runner from Canada and another from Guatemala…

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Hacking your First Sponsor Letter

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Part of a successful fundraising campaign is a sponsor letter. So, you ask, what should I include in a sponsor letter?  Here’s a quick outline.

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The Ninja Guide to 100EC Fundraising

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You will find nine effective ways to raise money in the run up to the 100 Mile Club® Endurance Challenge.

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100EC Training Runs Scheduled

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The two most important things you can do increase your chances of finishing the 100 Mile Club® Endurance Challenge are 1) field a good crew and 2) know the course. We have scheduled training runs again this year. We will run all 101.6 miles of the course over four consecutive Saturdays…

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Interview with Tracy Thomas, Winner of the 2013 EC100!

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Darren: First of all, congratulations on winning the 100 Mile Club Endurance Challenge with time of 19 hours 19 minutes! You took first place overall this year and now have the women’s course record!!

Tracy: And, it looks like I’ll get to KEEP the record since the course is changing next year! Guess you will have to put an asterisk by it!

Darren: OK. So, there are so many events out there. Why did you select the EC100?

Tracy: First of all, I was shocked when I first saw that there was a “Road 100” as most 100-Milers are off-road due to the complexities of closing roads, etc., and this intrigued me! I wondered what it would be like to run through the streets at night AND, ever since I was a toddler, I always LOVED to see all the ‘big city lights’ at night, so the thought of seeing them as I ran this race was right up my alley….

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Registration for 100EC Ultramarathon in SoCal (October) Now Open!!!

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Held in October, the registration for the classic 100 Mile urban ultramarathon in SoCal (Southern California) is now Open! We have two exciting options for runners: EC100 – a 100-mile, crew supported race from Norco, CA to the Santa Monica

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