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October 18, 2010

STEPHANY CAVATONI managed her first 5K event this Sunday.  The Willett Elementary Fun Run was a huge success with over 200 runners who completed the 1/4 mile run, 1 mile run and 5K run, and raised lots of money for the PTA.  Active.com was featured prominently on the back of all the shirts (thanks Greg S for all the race bag samples!) and the best part was seeing Stella Cardenas (Stephany's daughter) finish third overall in the 1/4 mile run!

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RYAN WOOD, online editor in San Diego, ran the Long Beach Half Marathon on Sunday. My first half finished up in 2:01:33 with a couple of dead legs. It was a very fun race, the community is really supportive and the conditions were perfect, if not a little chilly.

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JENNI MILLER, Account Manager ran her first full marathon, Long Beach International. It was such an awesome experience... and I now understand the saying, "the race starts at mile 20," Wow! The coolest part about having done this was that before working at Active a marathon wasn't even on my radar and when I started at Active it was always a very far off thought that maybe someday I could do one... I can't believe I actually did!

 

KAT KEIVENS, Online Account Coordinator in San Diego, biked 150 miles for the MS society this weekend.  It was my first century ride and I couldn’t have picked a more challenging one to do.  Despite the wet conditions, the experience and overall camaraderie from team Rehab United were well worth it!  It was a fun ride for a great cause!

 

GISELLE DOMDOM ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco. It  was a beautiful course with great volunteers, crowd support and spirit. I  was pleasantly surprised with a few shouts of “Go Active!” along the  course and even ran into a fellow Active employee at Mile 10.5. From the  Ghirardelli Chocolate Mile at Mile 12 to the Tiffany & Co. necklace  (in lieu of a finisher’s medal) awarded by firemen in tuxedos, this was  definitely a race to remember!

 

BRITTANY BOWELS, Project Manager was part of The Boob- Inators, a group of 14 walked with 20,000+ strong, 4 miles through Balboa Park and down the 163 at the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk Sunday morning, October 17, 2010 in San Diego, CA. LOVE THE NAME!

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MATTHEW HENRY (Bothell, WA) - had a big weekend in what not to do in sports.  On Saturday morning he put in a two hour run in with Team in Training, only to be yelled at by a coach for running a little too much six days after a marathon.  The highlight of the weekend came Sunday afternoon playing ultimate Frisbee when he ran his face into someone’s fist (and then was called for a foul).  No matter, his incredible team powered back from a 8-3 deficit to beat the Unbreakable’s, 15-13 for their first victory of the season.  And finally he ended his weekend on Sunday night, with his Sentinels hockey team winning 2-0.

 

KRISTI GARCIA, Voice Engineer was happy to finish the Nike marathon in SF yesterday.  It was a fun but challenging race due to the rain and the hills!  Overall, I enjoyed the race and excited to be done!!!!

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On Sunday DAMON MATHEWS, Sr Web Designer performed a Footbag Freestyle demo at the Tony Hawk Shred 4 Kids event in Beverly Hills. This was a charity event to raise money to build a skate park in Long Beach for under privileged kids. There were tons of vendors, athletes from skateboarding and MMA, celebrities including Patrick Dempsey, a live performance by Jane's Addiciton and Half Pipe entertainment provided by Tony Hawk and Matt Hoffman. There was also a live auction that rasied well over 100k to benefit the kid's new skate park. Our Footbag Freestyle group consisted of #2 World Footbag Champion David Clavens, #1 in Europe and 10 time Freestyle Champion Honza Weber from Czech Republic, and newly inducted BAP member Evan "Silencer" Gatesman. This was an opportunity to reach kids with a new and exciting sport of Footbag Freestyle. It was a huge success for skateboarding and Footbag.

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT9Tq_nSFjk - Footbag Demo @ Tony Hawk Shred 2010 part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB9-XWQ4mYI - Footbag Demo @ Tony Hawk Shred 2010 part 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIl92wDRxss - The half pipe featuring Tony Hawk & Matt Hoffman

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ARACELI DAGDAGAN, Marketing Manager and her family participated in the Susan G. Komen – Race for the Cure family 5K run in Temecula and my son – Nico – 4yr. old ran his first kids run – ¼ mile he did great and can’t wait for his next run.  I think we have a future runner in the making. J\

 

JESSICA WEXLER, Sr Business Analyst (Active Works Sr. Business Analyst) went on a long slow uphill (then long fast downhill) trail ride in the mountains of Ojai Saturday.

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