2013 Titus Van Rijn Invite

You and yours are invited to participate in the Fifteenth Annual

TITUS VAN RIJN INVITATIONAL ONE-HOUR DISTANCE CLASSIC

WHAT:  A one-hour footrace

WHERE: Your local track

WHEN:  Anytime between May Day (May 1) and Flag Day (June 14) 2013

GUIDELINES

* Your performance must take place on a standard 400-meter/440-yard track.  Include partial laps in your final total; estimate distances as accurately as possible within reason.

* Send results to <andyleeroth@gmail.com> by midnight, 14 June 2013.  In your results, please note name, total distance completed (in meters or yards), age, date, and location.  We encourage you to include a brief report of your experience for the official race report.

* You may run the event more than once if desired, but only submit your best mark.

* You are encouraged to invite others to participate in the event.

* Complete results and race report will be sent to all participants.

TRADITION

World champions in football and baseball celebrate with champagne; the victor at the Indy 500 gets a bottle of milk.  At TVR, the celebratory beverage of choice is black cherry soda. We encourage you to maintain the tradition.

ONE-HOUR TRACK RECORDS

World, women: 18,517 meters (~11.5 miles)

  Dire Tune (Eth), Ostrava, Czech Republic 6/12/08

  http://youtube.com/watch?v=W6OZPV98Hxo

World, men: 21,285m (~13.2 miles)

  Haile Gebrselassie (Eth), Ostrava, Czech Republic 6/27/07

  http://youtube.com/watch?v=e5fgejdS4gQ

USA, women: 17,273m (~10.7 miles)

  Nancy Conz, Amherst, MA 6/25/81

USA, men: 20,547m (~12.8 miles)

  Bill Rodgers (GBTC), Boston, MA 8/9/77

TVR, women: 15,090m (~9.37 miles)  

Pam Smith (OR), Salem, OR, 2012

TVR, men: 18,115 (~11.25 miles)

  Greg Crowther (WA), Seattle, WA 5/27/2006

Since 1999, TVR competitors have amassed more than 6.69 million meters of distance and countless gallons of black cherry soda.  Join the fun!

NEWS and UPDATES at the official Titus Van Rijn blog: https://tvr1hour.wordpress.com

and join us on our Facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/340462322681978/

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS?

Please contact Andy Roth (andyleeroth@gmail.com) or Mike Persick (tvr1hour@gmail.com), TVR Meet Directors.

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