Shamrock Sportsfest Marathon & 8K notice!

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    Hi Folks--

    My friend Rick Platt asked me to post this notice again about the = Shamrock Marathon and 8K races
    in Virginia Beach, VA next month. He's = the Elite Athlete Coordinator for these events and wants to
    attract more = quality talent for both races. Note that there are monetary incentives = available
    for record-breaking efforts, as well as help with travel and = accommodation expenses. Call Rick at
    757-229-7375 or e-mail him at = [email protected] to discuss your particular situation.

    Good luck and good running--

    Jean Barto

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    32nd Annual Shamrock Sportsfest Marathon and 8K Run Saturday, March 20, 2004 Virginia Beach, VA

    Schedule: Friday, March 19, 2004 noon to 9 p.m. - Packet pickup and registration, Sports and
    Fitness Expo
    - Virginia Beach Pavilion Convention Center 5 p.m.(tentative time) - Elite athlete/VIP/sponsor
    reception and dinner, Doubletree Hotel

    Saturday, March 20, 2004 6 a.m. - Packet pickup and registration starts, Sports and Fitness Expo = -
    Virginia Beach Pavilion Convention Center
    6:30 a.m. - Marathon walk start
    7:30 a.m. - Marathon start (note earlier starting time, same as in =
    8).
    9:30 a.m. - 2-person marathon relay (new for 2004!). Starts with the marathon. Same route.
    10:00 a.m. - 8K start (note earlier starting time, and combined open and Masters 8K, same
    as in 2003)
    11:15 a.m. - children's "marathon" start (26.2 yards)
    12:00 a.m. - 8K awards noon - Marathon awards 7-11 p.m. - O'Leary's Post-Race Party, Virginia Beach
    Pavilion = Convention Center

    Prize Money (total $17,200 in official prize money) Marathon men and women open - $1000, $600, $400,
    $300, $200 Marathon men and women Masters (ages 40+) - $300, $200, $100

    8K men and women open - $1000, $600, $400, $300, $200 8K men and women Masters (ages 40+) - $1000,
    $600, $400, $300, $200

    U.S. citizen 8K prize money - $250, $150, $100 (top 3 open U.S. men and women).

    "Double dipping" is allowed in both races (Masters runners can also win open prize money, or U.S.
    runners can win open or Masters prize money in the 8K).

    Bonus Incentives Additional cash bonuses for runners who set world, U.S. or Shamrock race records,
    qualify for the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon, or better time incentives. One bonus per runner,
    whichever amount is highest (record times may change by March 20).

    Marathon Bonus Incentives World open record (2:04:55 men, 2:15:25 women) - $5,000 World Masters
    record (2:10:33, 2:26:51) - $2,500 U.S. open record (2:05:38, 2:21:16) - $1,000 U.S. Masters record
    (2:12:47, 2:32:39) - $500 Shamrock race record open (2:15:26, 2:38:14) - $1,000 Shamrock race record
    Masters (2:18:22, 2:46:55) - $500 U.S. Masters 5-year age-group record - $100

    U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier - "A" standard (2:20 men, 2:40 women) - $250 U.S. Olympic Trials
    qualifier - "B" standard (2:22, 2:48) - $150 U.S. Olympic Trials bonuses are valid, even though the
    qualifying period for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials has passed.

    Time incentives for all runners who don't finish in the prize money (top five), but better 2:30:00
    (men) or 2:55:00 (women) - $100

    8K Bonus Incentives World open record (22:03 men, 24:28 women) - $1,000 World Masters record
    (23:13*, 25:56*) - $500
    * current men's world Masters record is 23:13 by Nick Rose at = the 1992 Shamrock Masters 8K
    * current women's world Masters record is 25:56 by Tatyana Pozdnyakova at the 2003 Shamrock
    8K U.S. open record (22:04, 25:02) - $500 U.S. Masters record (23:25, 26:19) - $250
    Shamrock race record open (22:09, 25:03*) - $500
    * former world women's record of 25:03 by Grete Waitz at the = 1986 Shamrock 8K Shamrock
    race record Masters (23:13, 25:56*) - $250
    * current women's world Masters record is 25:56 by Tatyana Pozdnyakova at the 2003 Shamrock
    8K U.S. Masters 5-year age-group record - $100* *The Shamrock 8K currently has three U.S.
    Masters 5-year age records: 24:41 (Bill Rodgers, men 45-49, 1993), 28:07 (Norm Green, men
    60-64, 1993) and 36:35 (Ed Benham, men 80-84, 1989).

    Travel There will be three air flights total, courtesy of Southwest Airlines, available to the
    Shamrock Sportsfest for elite athletes. Allocation decisions for these three tickets will be made by
    the end of February (with preference for those traveling the greatest distance and/or those with the
    fastest credentials).

    Separate from those three airline tickets, there is a Shamrock = Sportsfest budget for travel
    expense reimbursement to qualified athletes. Athletes or agents should make their own travel
    arrangements, and travel reimbursement checks will be distributed on Shamrock Sportsfest race
    weekend. The final allocation of specific amounts for the travel reimbursement will be made race
    week (dependent on the number of qualified athletes sharing the travel budget, but tentative travel
    reimbursement amounts can be given at any time). Contact Rick Platt, the elite athlete coordinator,
    to request travel reimbursement.

    Transportation (airport, train, bus) The Shamrock Sportsfest committee will arrange for pickup and
    return of athletes to the Norfolk International Airport or other transportation locations. Specific
    airline itinerary is required (including flight numbers, arrival and departure times, originating
    and connecting airports, etc.).

    Hotel There will be complimentary hotel rooms to qualified athletes. Contact Rick Platt, the elite
    athlete coordinator, to request hotel accommodations, giving specifics on arrival and departure
    days, and number of people.

    Extras Elite athletes are invited to the VIP/sponsor dinner Friday evening, March 20, at 5 p.m.
    (Doubletree Hotel) and to the post-race party Saturday evening, from 7-11 p.m.

    Entry Fee Waivers Entry fee waivers to qualified athletes. Please send athlete bio information with
    personal records, best races in the past year, and expected time. Entry forms can be downloaded at
    www.shamrockmarathon.com If you need an entry form mailed to you, contact Rick Platt (address below)
    All elite athlete entries should be mailed to:

    Rick Platt Run Fast Promotions 113 Anthony Wayne Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 USA

    Phone: 757-229-7375 FAX: 757-220-2751 E-mail: [email protected]

    Mailing of Shamrock entry forms is preferred, but for international runners, to fax the entry form
    (757-220-2751) is acceptable.

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    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Hi Folks--</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>My friend Rick Platt asked me to = post this=20 notice again
    about the Shamrock Marathon and 8K races in Virginia = Beach,=20 VA next month.
    He's the Elite Athlete Coordinator for these = events=20 and wants to attract more quality
    talent for both races. Note that = there=20 are monetary incentives available for record-
    breaking efforts, as well = as help=20 with travel and accommodation expenses. Call Rick
    at 757-229-7375 = or=20 e-mail him at </FONT><A href=3D"mailto:[email protected]"><FONT =
    face=3DArial=20 size=3D2>[email protected]</FONT></A><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2> to = discuss
    your=20 particular situation.</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Good luck and good = running--</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Jean Barto</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2> <HR> </FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>32nd Annual<BR>Shamrock Sportsfest = Marathon and 8K=20
    Run<BR>Saturday, March 20, 2004<BR>Virginia Beach, VA</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Schedule:<BR>Friday, March 19, = 2004<BR>noon to 9=20
    p.m. - Packet pickup and registration, Sports and Fitness Expo<BR>- = Virginia=20 Beach Pavilion
    Convention Center<BR>5 p.m.(tentative time) - Elite=20 athlete/VIP/sponsor reception and
    dinner,<BR>Doubletree = Hotel</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Saturday, March 20, 2004<BR>6 a.m. - = Packet pickup=20 and
    registration starts, Sports and Fitness Expo -<BR>Virginia Beach = Pavilion=20 Convention
    Center<BR>6:30 a.m. - Marathon walk start<BR>7:30 a.m. - = Marathon=20 start (note earlier
    starting time, same as in 2003).<BR>7:30 a.m. - = 2-person=20 marathon relay (new for 2004!).
    Starts with the<BR>marathon. Same = route.<BR>8:00=20
    p.n. - 8K start (note earlier starting time, and combined open = and<BR>Masters=20 8K, same as in
    2003)<BR>9:15 a.m. - children's "marathon" start (26.2=20 yards)<BR>11:00 a.m. - 8K
    awards<BR>noon - Marathon awards<BR>7-11 p.m. = -=20 O'Leary's Post-Race Party, Virginia Beach
    Pavilion=20 Convention<BR>Center</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Prize Money (total $17,200 in official = prize=20
    money)<BR>Marathon men and women open - $1000, $600, $400, $300,=20 $200<BR>Marathon men and
    women Masters (ages 40+) - $300, $200,=20 $100</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>8K men and women open - $1000, $600, = $400, $300,=20 $200<BR>8K
    men and women Masters (ages 40+) - $1000, $600, $400, $300,=20 $200</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>U.S. citizen 8K prize money - $250, = $150, $100 (top=20 3 open
    U.S. men and<BR>women).</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>"Double dipping" is allowed in both = races (Masters=20 runners can
    also win<BR>open prize money, or U.S. runners can win open = or=20 Masters prize money
    in<BR>the 8K).</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Bonus Incentives<BR>Additional cash = bonuses for=20 runners who
    set world, U.S. or Shamrock race<BR>records, qualify for the = U.S.=20 Olympic Trials Marathon,
    or better time<BR>incentives. One bonus per = runner,=20 whichever amount is highest
    (record<BR>times may change by March=20
    20).</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Marathon Bonus Incentives<BR>World open = record=20
    (2:04:55 men, 2:15:25 women) - $5,000<BR>World Masters record (2:10:33, =
    2:04:1)=20
    - $2,500<BR>U.S. open record (2:05:38, 2:21:16) - $1,000<BR>U.S. Masters = record=20
    (2:05:47, 2:32:39) - $500<BR>Shamrock race record open (2:15:26, =
    2:05:1) -=20 $1,000<BR>Shamrock race record Masters (2:18:22, 2:46:55) - $500<BR>U.S. = Masters=20
    5-year age-group record - $100</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier - "A" = standard (2:20=20 men, 2:40
    women) -<BR>$250<BR>U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier - "B" = standard=20
    (2:22, 2:48) - $150<BR>U.S. Olympic Trials bonuses are valid, even = though the=20 qualifying
    period<BR>for the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials has = passed.</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Time incentives for all runners who = don't finish in=20 the prize
    money (top<BR>five), but better 2:30:00 (men) or 2:55:00 = (women) -=20 $100</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>8K Bonus Incentives<BR>World open = record (22:03=20 men, 24:28
    women) - $1,000<BR>World Masters record (23:13*, 25:56*) -=20
    $500<BR> * current men's world = Masters=20 record is
    23:13 by Nick Rose at the<BR>1992 Shamrock Masters=20
    8K<BR> * current women's world = Masters=20 record is
    25:56 by Tatyana<BR>Pozdnyakova at the 2003 Shamrock = 8K<BR>U.S. open=20 record (22:04, 25:02)
    - $500<BR>U.S. Masters record (23:25, 26:19) -=20 $250<BR>Shamrock race record open (22:09,
    25:03*) -=20 $500<BR> * former world = women's
    record=20 of 25:03 by Grete Waitz at the 1986<BR>Shamrock 8K<BR>Shamrock race = record=20
    Masters (23:13, 25:56*) - = $250<BR> *=20 current
    women's world Masters record is 25:56 by Tatyana<BR>Pozdnyakova = at the=20 2003 Shamrock
    8K<BR>U.S. Masters 5-year age-group record -=20
    $100*<BR> *The Shamrock 8K = currently=20 has three
    U.S. Masters 5-year age<BR>records: 24:41 (Bill Rodgers, men = 45-49,=20
    1993), 28:07 (Norm Green, men<BR>60-64, 1993) and 36:35 (Ed Benham, men = 80-84,=20
    1994).</FONT></DIV>
    <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Travel<BR>There will be three air = flights total,=20 courtesy of
    Southwest Airlines,<BR>available to the Shamrock Sportsfest = for=20 elite athletes.
    Allocation<BR>decisions for these three tickets will be = made by=20 the end of
    February<BR>(with preference for those traveling the greatest =

    distance and/or those<BR>with the fastest credentials).</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Separate from those three airline = tickets, there is=20 a Shamrock
    Sportsfest<BR>budget for travel expense reimbursement to = qualified=20 athletes.
    Athletes<BR>or agents should make their own travel = arrangements, and=20
    travel<BR>reimbursement checks will be distributed on Shamrock = Sportsfest=20 race<BR>weekend.
    The final allocation of specific amounts for the=20 travel<BR>reimbursement will be made race
    week (dependent on the number=20 of<BR>qualified athletes sharing the travel budget, but
    tentative=20 travel<BR>reimbursement amounts can be given at any time). Contact Rick =
    Platt,=20 the<BR>elite athlete coordinator, to request travel = reimbursement.</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Transportation (airport, train, = bus)<BR>The=20 Shamrock
    Sportsfest committee will arrange for pickup and return = of<BR>athletes=20 to the Norfolk
    International Airport or other = transportation<BR>locations.=20 Specific airline itinerary is
    required (including flight<BR>numbers, = arrival and=20 departure times, originating and
    connecting<BR>airports, = etc.).</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Hotel<BR>There will be complimentary = hotel rooms to=20 qualified
    athletes. Contact<BR>Rick Platt, the elite athlete = coordinator, to=20 request
    hotel<BR>accommodations, giving specifics on arrival and = departure days,=20 and<BR>number of
    people.</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Extras<BR>Elite athletes are invited to = the=20
    A/sponsor dinner Friday evening,<BR>March 20, at 5 p.m. (Doubletree = Hotel) and=20 to the post-race
    party<BR>Saturday evening, from 7-11 p.m.</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Entry Fee Waivers<BR>Entry fee waivers = to qualified=20
    athletes.<BR>Please send athlete bio information with personal records, = best=20 races
    in<BR>the past year, and expected time.<BR>Entry forms can be = downloaded=20 at </FONT><A
    href=3D"http://www.shamrockmarathon.com"><FONT face=3DArial =

    size=3D2>www.shamrockmarathon.com</FONT></A><BR><FONT face=3DArial = size=3D2>If you=20 need an
    entry form mailed to you, contact Rick Platt = (address<BR>below)<BR>All=20 elite athlete entries
    should be mailed to:</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Rick Platt<BR>Run Fast = Promotions<BR>113 Anthony=20 Wayne
    Road<BR>Williamsburg, VA 23185<BR>USA</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Phone: 757-229-7375<BR>FAX: = 757-220-2751<BR>E-mail:=20 </FONT><A
    href=3D"mailto:[email protected]"><FONT face=3DArial=20
    size=3D2>[email protected]</FONT></A></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Mailing of Shamrock entry forms is = preferred, but=20 for
    international<BR>runners, to fax the entry form (757-220-2751) is=20 acceptable.</FONT></DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>------ End of Forwarded = Message<BR></FONT></DIV>
    <><BR><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>-- <BR>"If you are going through = hell, keep=20
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    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV>
    <><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Winston Churchill</FONT></DIV>
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